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    1. Introduce Yourself

      Introduce yourself to the community by telling us a little bit about yourself and your interest or experience of American Sign Language.

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    2. Using this website

      Tips and advice for using this website.

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  2. Learning American Sign Language

    1. Why are you learning ASL?

      Why did you decide to learn Sign Language?  Share your ASL story with the community.

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    2. What is the ASL sign for:

      Ask the community how to sign a certain word or to translate a sign that you have seen but do not know the meaning for.

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    3. ASL Songs, Stories, & Poems

      Share songs, stories, & poems in American Sign Language.

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    4. ASL Practice Zone

      Practice your ASL signing skills here with a short description or story and let other people give you feedback.

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    5. Courses & Classes

      Share tips, information, and stories about your experiences of learning sign language.

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    6. ASL in Schools

      Discuss your thoughts and ideas for learning and using American Sign Language in schools.

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  3. General Chat

    1. Job Vacancies

      Are looking for, or are you offering, any ASL or related job vacancies?

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    2. Deaf Culture

      Chat & discussion around Deaf culture and identity.

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    3. Current Events & News

      Discuss things that are happening locally and around the world.

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    4. General Chat

      A board to chat about other things.

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  • Latest Posts

    • One of my biggest dreams is to become a polyglot and know at least 4-5 languages. I'm a native English speaker, a practicing and functional Spanish speaker and now I am hoping to learn ASL as my third language. I studied in Highschool and took a few classes, but I haven't done much practicing since. I hope to brush up on what I learned and improve my vocabulary and conversation skills. Nice to meet you all! 
    • Hi! My name is Alyssa and I want to learn Sign Language to meet new people and learn new words. Bye!
    • Hey, 
      My name is Lex. I am American but settling down in Korea. For the tourism industry, I want to be able to provide ASl as well. Most HOH/Def students in Korea study ASL well so this would be the most universal sign language that I could learn. 

      I am a complete beginner. So looking to take tips from anyone. 

      Thank you. 
    • Hi everyone, my name is Lindsay, I'm 28 years old, and have CP (cerebral palsy). ASL has become the most useful tool in my life, to help me communicate with others around me, and in my community. I would like to learn more sign language to help me communicate with others in my life, to make new friends, and meet new people. I know the basic signs, and a little more.. I'm not able to verbally communicate due to my CP, so being able to learn more singing would be wonderful!!
    • This is the perfect place to post this!  In my experience, the ILY handshape version is more friendly and succinct, good for goodbyes to friends or lovers(works for groups too).  The  I, Love, You version is more emotive, and can be used more emphatically.  I would use it for emphasis or if you're trying to make a stronger point(body movement and facial expression are vital).  Hope this helps!
    • I’m hearing, but looking to make some new D/ HH friends  I know a decent amount of sign,  but I’m definitely rusty, would love any help getting back into it!  
    • Sorry if the title was confusing, I'm taking an ASL 1 class at my high school and we have learned how to sign "I Love You" using the signs "I" + "Love" + "You" and the abbreviated version using "I" "L" and "Y" on one hand. I was wondering whether or not there was a difference in the significance between the two and when to use either one. Sorry if this was the wrong place to post this! I'm very new to the forum.
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