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  1. Welcome

    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

    • Hello! I'm Mikyla. I've wanted to learn sign language for the longest time but, as the title suggests, I'm quite lost. I've considered trying to get in touch with the signing community in my area, however I'm not necessarily aquainted with anyone. To be honest, I'd really like to practice with someone or just have someone teach me about the community and such. I'd really love to learn more.
    • Hello! I'm a pure beginner too and have no where to start, but it'd be fun to learn more with you :)
    • I genuinely have no clue what I'm doing but like, intro ig? Learning ASL has been a goal of mine for a while because my mental health disorders cause me to go nonverbal sometimes, and its generally when I need to ask someone for help. I'm a complete beginner and I've been struggling to learn, so I'm giving this a try. I know the ASL alphabet, however not perfectly, and a few things like mother, father, boy, girl, and like..thats it. I'm really trying, but kinda falling short.
    • That sounds like a great plan! I'll be there when I can :)
    • Hello, I am Amy.
    • I like your idea! I'll try to be there.
    • I've noticed there's an increasing amount of people attempting to use the chat rooms on the website to practice. I'm here to possibly discuss a solution. If people read this, we could arrange to have people congregate to the chatroom at around 9 pm EST two days a week. At this time most people would be off work and have a little bit of free time. My suggestion is everyone tries to hop on around 9 pm EST either every Friday (as per the calendar) or every Wednesday and Saturday, where people get two opportunities per week to meet others. What do you guys think? I try to check the chat every other day at around 8 pm EST.   My ultimate suggestion is 9 pm EST on Friday. What do you guys think?
    • I recently retired from teaching braille.  Am taking an ASL class and enjoying it.  Just need more opportunities to practice.  Looking forward to checking out this site and finding ways to practice.  So far enjoying the fingerspelling game.  I am amazed that it is possible to read 30 words or more in such a short period of time from seeing all the names on the leaderboard!  I am at 16!  I have a long way to go!   Unlike braille, where reading braille is far easier than writing braille, it seems with ASL it is easier to sign or finger spell to someone than it is to interpret what they are signing or fingerspelling to you.  It will be refreshing to be on the other side of the teaching/learning relationship!
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