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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

    • Hi there, My name is Stephanie. Back in college, I took 3 years of ASL for my foreign language requirement and loved it! I have been out of practice for about 4 years now, and realized how rusty I was when this past year when2 separate times, I ran into a member of the deaf community that I needed to communicate with for work reasons, and felt like it had all left me. Hopefully I can find someone to practice with from time to time!
    • Little bit about why I'm interested in ASL. I have always wanted to learn signing and did take a class at a church about 10 years ago for a few weeks. My wife has a severe hearing loss of 90% and has wore hearing aids for 47 years. She communicates well when 1 on 1. her loss started at 45% but has gotten worse over the years. She has not been interested in learning ASL. I want to learn it and hopefully can teach her at home since she wont take a college class with me. I am enrolling in a ASL class my self starting in Jan. 2019 . I have been online with a free program "Start ASL". I want to get more exposure show I'm signing up here also.  
    • If you are looking to become an ASL interpreter, you will need to have a bachelors in something.  The governing board for interpreters requires that you have a bachelors in order to sit for the exam. I think that to be a teacher of the deaf you do not have to have a degree in deaf education, but you would need a teaching certificate.
    • Hi, my name is Mell. I'm currently taking an ASL 101 class at Brookdale Community College and I have a project coming up where a partner and I are going to sign a song (A Whole New World from Aladdin). I'm writing out my gloss and have some questions about certain parts. If anyone could help that would be amazing, thank you!
    • I inspected the link it is a legit url, no signs of it being an affiliate link of any sort so I personally don't believe any profiteering would come of this. I'm new here but I think this is a great idea to spread the network of ASL; Allowing more to connect with each other. Thank you in my humble oppinion, this is a fantastic ideal.
    • Hello everyone, I'm Rj I hope your all doing amazing! I'm here to genuinely relearn Sign as its been many years without Signing I've lost quite a bit of knowledge. I'll Pick up fast, I'm going to be practicing with my mother Tammy she is half deaf and also hard of hearing on her right side. I was deaf for a few years because of a bad doctor and a horrible allergic reaction to a medication called "Gantrisin" which caused tissue damage and ruptured both my eardrums. After some surgeries and tubes I eventually regained my hearing and subsequently forgot much of what I once knew. I really have a soft spot for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Our family is a military family so we moved a lot, and I've lost touch with those I used to be close with that could Sign. I really would like to become fully fluent so I will hopefully be able to help others, meet new friends, or do some translating, I just hope to help and be happy make others happy as well. Peace  
    • My name is Kait and I'm 20 years old. I'm hearing, but I don't remember ever not knowing some random signs (for ex. eat, talk, more, water) and how to fingerspell. My mom (also hearing) used to be fluent in ASL and these "basics" were how we used to communicate when I had gymnastics meets. If the team needed a snack, water, or medicine I could tell her and she would do what she needed to get it for us. Little 8 year old me felt SO cool, hahaha. I took ASL 1 and 2 in high school, where I learned more random signs and grammar. I struggle with real conversations (in class they were all scripted) and am hoping to practice more and become fluent someday. I'm finishing up my last semester of Spanish that's required for my major, so I  can focus on ASL now. 
    • Hello, I'm Rj  I'm 30, a Gemini and happy to have your acquaintances. A pleasure surely. I was born hearing, and about the age of 3 I had been given a medication, that caused my eardrums to burst, resulting in full hearing loss in both ears, fully deaf. So my mother, and grandmother learned Sign to teach me, in which we all learned together as a family. I've since had surgeries, and now am currently hearing without the need of hearing aids. I have forgotten almost all of the Sign that I used to know after years of hearing, and I want to get back to my roots and re-learn Sign so I can reconnect with the community, and hopefully make new friends and give back; as I was once given. Thanks for reading, Have an amazing day!
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