Top 5 Must Know Phrases During the COVID-19 Crisis.


I need help!

During this time of the COVID-19 global crisis, learning how to communicate with foreign language speakers within your community can be achieved by learning simple phases one phrase at a time. The casual learning method, which I will go into more detail in a later blog post, can take place during those quiet moments between everyday tasks which is the optimal time to consume bite-sized learning. As a first responder and other essential professional personnel, you probably don’t have the time to enroll in a comprehensive study course or meet with a personal tutor. Consider etching in foreign language casual learning to your daily routine.

Below are the top 5 phrases you need to recognize and understand when listening to a person in distress. In the video, you’ll see several speakers demonstrate in English, Spanish, Japanese, Sign Language, and Indonesian.

  1. I need help.
  2. I need a doctor.
  3. My blood type is
  4. I’m allergic to
  5. My name is


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How to sign Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in ASL

Ever wanted to learn how to sign Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in ASL, American Sign Language? So did I. That is why I included this word in the script I provided to guests for my video shoot as a sort of challenge and baseline test. However, little did I know I was in for a pleasant surprise.

See video clip below.

Honestly, I did not expect anyone to attempt to sign this word as I thought it was a non-sense word created solely for the Mary Poppins movie. According to Merriam-Webster.com supercalifragilisticexpialidocious “appeared in print more than thirty years before Mary Poppins”.