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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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    • Hello! Is someone available to practice. I am a beginner in Sign Language
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    • Hello All!!! My name is Kim, and I am just starting out on my ASL learning journey. I have always been pulled to learn ASL. I am not hearing impaired and do not know anyone personally who is, however I desire to connect with all and ASL I feel is my calling. I desire to learn, advocate and fully immerse my self in the culture in hopes of building true friendships and alliances.    Be inspired and inspire! xoxo KIM 💜
    • That sounds great! I am taking ASL201 right now and I meet for class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but am available the other nights of the week and weekends. Just doing a video chat and signing as we get to know each other is perfect. I too am striving for proficiency so the more we can practice the better. I have some time tomorrow (9-6) or Wednesday evening this coming week. Just let me know.  
    • Hello! Is someone available to practice. I am a beginner in Sign Language and I have a test next Tuesday.
    • I am currently in ASL 4 and a tad behind the other students. Does anyone want to practice signing with me? I have Marco Polo and I'm in California  (not that it matters where you live)  
    • Hello again, Teri!!  So I’ve had a little time to learn about this site and I realize we can do a video chat right on here and that, perhaps, was your intention!  I think it’s a GREAT idea!  We can get to know each other, a little bit.  I am busy in the morning and have a meeting around 4 p.m.   I can sign with you in the afternoon or in the evening/night.  Like you, I’m hoping to become proficient in ASL and I am SO EXCITED to get started practicing!! If you’re interested, let me know.  I can open a room and call it “Mid Age Ladies” and set it for 2 people.  How does that sound?
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