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  1. Yesterday
  2. spostatc

    Hello Hello!

    Sounds like a plan.
  3. Matthias

    Hello Hello!

    hi! I've never taken a formal ASL class and I'm decently new to it, but I've been learning a lot over the internet. perhaps we could do a video chat some time so that you could sharpen your skills and I could learn how to communicate better? let me know :)
  4. spostatc

    Hello Hello!

    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!
  5. Last week
  6. Ponyman

    Hi, I'm Ponyman

    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.
  7. Lysandor

    School Suggestions

    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.
  8. Earlier
  9. 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!
  10. Rj Simon

    Stack Exchange Proposal

    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.
  11. Rj Simon

    Hello Everyone I'm Rj

    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
  12. kait

    Hi everyone!

    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.
  13. 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!
  14. Kathleen

    School Suggestions

    Hi I'm from Michigan. I plan on going back to school soon. I would like to make a career in ASL but like strictly focus on ASL and no other courses that does not relate to ASL. I come from a low income family, so I'm looking to just commute there back and forth. Anyone know any good recommendations?
  15. Dud Hackett

    New to ASL

    Hello, I started learning ASL online in July. I have a friend that is deaf and would like to communicate with out using an interpreter. If anyone would like to chat message me. Keep in mind that I am a true beginner. Thanks.
  16. matt__sak

    Help! I need a chat!

    Hey friends! I am looking for a chat for my ASL course! My assignment is due tomorrow and I was wondering if there is anyone out there that I can talk to. I am hearing but I am so eager to use my ASL skills in a life setting! The chat wont take up all your time if it doesn't have to! Please let me know if anyone is available im desperate! Best, Matthew Sak:)
  17. Izabel Ramirez

    Learning for my Hubby

    No problem! I suggest downloading the app 'Spread the Sign' or searching it up on google "wolf in asl"
  18. Rolando Lucero Villalobos

    Looking for a partner/tutor. How can I practice what I don't know?

    I have over a years worth of experience, and I made a friend who is deaf that is always showing me something new. I’m used to tutoring Spanish, and honestly ASL is quite the same (in terms of tutoring a beginner for Spanish). I’d love to share my knowledge and experience of ASL.
  19. CaleanWsh

    Learning for my Hubby

    Thanks Izabel 😎 I think your idea of signing his favorite animal would be cool. It's a wolf. Now I need to find that sign!! 😄
  20. Izabel Ramirez

    Learning for my Hubby

    I think it's beautiful what you're doing, trying to learn sign language to still communicate with your husband. ASL is a different world, but definitely a loving one too. Maybe he's not wanting to come into terms that he is really HOH, or maybe he'll want to learn if he sees you constantly trying to learn sign language or you'll show him a cool sign that he thinks is cool (maybe like his favorite animal?). When I started learning sign language and was actually able to communicate with someone deaf who was trying to find something in the mall and did it sucsuccessfully Then, my family realized how necessary and unique it is. Ooo and also maybe sign to him his favorite song or one you both love!
  21. I'm looking for someone to teach me ASL. My local colleges teach it, even my local adult learning center teaches it. However, two things there - neither one has an ASL class until next semester. And - Neither one has a beginning, or, ASL 1 class until next fall Plus - they are both damned expensive, not to mention lab fees and textbooks! I didn't pay to learn the basics of American English; why should I have to pay to learn the basics of another language? I never understood that one... (My parents taught me the basics, school and society taught me the rest.) I have tried some of the online free courses, but they are... useless. There is no base. What I get from them is: Here is a sign for a particular word. Here is another sign for another word. Here is yet another sign for yet another word. And so on and so on. How do those words go together? Grammar, syntax, sentence structure...? What is the "etymology" (It is a language after all!) of a particular sign? Why that sign and not another one? One great example of what you don't get from a video is this: I just recently heard of a guy named Clerc and another one name Gallaudet. Both rather important to sign language in general and quite important to American Sign Language, one would think; yet not mentioned in any video lessons. So, where can I go where I can: Not pay an arm and a leg Learn the history Learn about the "etymology" (I use quotes because I don't know if that is the proper term) Learn proper form of the signs Learn proper grammar and finally - be able to practice with someone who knows what they are doing (so I don't pick up any bad habits!) Has anyone ever heard of Bill Vicars and ASLU? Is he still teaching? (His website is very out-dated) Thanks for any assistance that can be provided. I never got a response from my intro post, so I thought I would post here with more information. CW
  22. ASL Enthusiast :D

    Privacy & Terms

    Is there an option to block users on this site? Not that they haven't engaged in any immoral activity, but if the user has privately messaged you or constantly tries to contact you. Is there a security option for you to block this individual for this reason, even to make sure they're unable to join your chat rooms?
  23. Rolando Lucero Villalobos

    To learn something new

    Hey Michael, I can help. Look me up on Facebook.
  24. Michael Adams Atoms

    To learn something new

    Hi, I'm looking for someone to go one on one with me to teach me some or a lot of asl. Haven't become accustomed to the site yet. Figured I'd give a try at finding someone that can help me with what a specific movement means if anything. - Michael
  25. Hi everyone! The names Leah and I am a ITP college graduate looking for someone who can challenge my asl skills. While I do work in the interpreting field I just need different people who have different signing skills. So if you feel like you are up for it, give me a shout! I’ll be happy to hear from ya.
  26. Emily :D

    College ASL Study Buddy Wanted!

    Hey there, fellow ASL enthusiasts! I have to delete this account due to some bugs. But, I'll create a new one and post a similar message again. Thanks!
  27. Kewl6iX

    ASL Updated

    🤣Hello my name is Paul... I am in deaf relationship.... We are CHEFS.... Her triumphs are amazing and everyday I am very proud of her.... However being not deaf I can see how others still treat her as different.... I hate it it makes me want to smash them up.... So I've been on a personal quest to find an updated asl.... It seems behind the times and very dehuminizing.... Some of the signs are well they make her look like something she is not.... Am I wrong to want this for her a more professional ASL?
  28. Christina Avalos

    ASL practice buddy wanted!

    Hey guys! I am on Pacific time as well and there are many times throughout the day where I can practice! Do you all have skype or google hangouts?
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    • Sounds like a plan. 
    • hi! I've never taken a formal ASL class and I'm decently new to it, but I've been learning a lot over the internet. perhaps we could do a video chat some time so that you could sharpen your skills and I could learn how to communicate better? let me know :)
    • 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.  
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