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  1. Yesterday
  2. Jessie Letteer

    Beginner ASL

    Hi! I am a writer, and one of my developing characters is deaf. I really want to delve into deaf culture and really capture everything there is to it. I started learning ASL about a month ago, and I love it. I am self studying through books, online lesson plans and flashcards. The only thing missing is someone to practice with, even if it's just five minutes a day
  3. Last week
  4. lilly willams

    ASL in Public Education

    Communication plays an essential role in everyone’s life. There are so many benefits if we provide ASL to children in public schools. Like learning sign language aides young hearing children, including babies and toddlers, in developing oral language quicker. Children learn better with a ASL translator if we provide to them. There numbers of companies that are providing ASL translator services one of them is Languages Unlimited.
  5. Kyooo15

    NEED PRACTICE BUDDY! (beginner asl)

    I would love to help you, i also need someone to practice with. I have been doing ASL for just a couple years and am taking a class in public school for it. but it would be awesome to have a practice buddy to help get better at it.
  6. A. Student

    What to do and where to start?

    I would suggest using lifeprint.com to learn some basic signs, especially fingerspelling (get GOOD at that), then just go to a Deaf event. Deaf people are friendly and will be glad to meet you, if you have basic vocab. Lifeprint has free dictionary and ASL1 and 2 Course videos. Suggestion: silent dinner. Be ready and able to explain who you are, why you are interested in asl, and some background info. Know basic signs that allow you to ask for repetition, clarification, slower signing, etc. Also, know most ASL 1 vocab if possible, but not required. get to the point of being able to "read " fingerspelling on online practice sites with a ""moderate" speed at least. Please anyone who's Deaf correct me if I'm wrong about this.
  7. lilly willams

    What to do and where to start?

    If you want to practice ASL then contact the professionals of Languages Unlimited. You can visit https://www.languagesunlimited.com/
  8. Kimber Perez

    NEED PRACTICE BUDDY! (beginner asl)

    can someone help me practice asl
  9. Kimber Perez

    video chatting

    i would like to practice asl with somebody, thank you
  10. Earlier
  11. Hey friends! Happy Deaf Awareness Month. My name is Adison. I am hearing. I am 24 years old. I am from California. I live in Washington DC now. I'm hoping to move soon but that's a different story. I work as a flight attendant. I love my job and it is a ton of fun! I learned ASL in college. From the first class, I just fell in love. The language is just beautiful, the culture is amazing, and I wanted to just learn it all. I got pretty good and was easily holding conversations. But I graduated and stopped signing. I stopped taking ASL courses and practicing. Naturally, I lost my knowledge of the language. Fast forward three years to now. I've decided to relearn the language. I have been using the internet, watching Youtube and Instagram. With my job, I travel a lot and am usually gone for 20 days every month making it hard to take an actual class. But I have found some great people and now I found this website. I want to meet you all and practice and just chat. Thank you for watching and I'm excited to meet you!Side note, not signed. I have retained a fair amount of vocab but a lot of the grammar has escaped me. If you have any corrections I would greatly appreciate them!
  12. tabrizia

    Mentor me please

    Hi made a new friend and i really want some help learning to better communicate with her. Im enrolled in a class and my lecturer says practice makes perfect. i can finger spell and some pronouns so far.
  13. I have a few questions for deaf people, I am doing a project pls be honest if you are deaf or not. I tried to make sure these questions would not be offensive to anyone in the deaf community. Please answer the following 1: Do you feel because you are deaf you have less of a voice in your community? 2: Can you lip read and speak? 3: Do you feel hearing people should learn ASL because you have been forced to adapt to a hearing society and you can speak to us so why shouldn't we be able to speak to you. 4: Is it hard having hearing parrents, what's the hardest part? 6: What is your favorite type of entertainment? 7: Do you watch Netflix? What is it like for you? How do you watch it? With subtitles? 8: How do you experience music, what does it mean to you? What's your favorite artist? 10: Do you feel the police should know ASL so that they can communicate with people in the deaf community? 11: What is school like for you? 12: Where you brought up in the deaf or hearing world? 13: What is your social life like? 14: What are some things people have said to you about your deafness that were unitentialy rude and upsetting. 15: Do you feel most people view being deaf as a disability?
  14. Hello there! The other day I have received a picture of the kid I’m sponsoring. She posed making a sign with her hand, and I have never seen that before (and yes, she is deaf). Any clues? Your help is appreciated 🙂
  15. Taryn w

    hi

    If you need to help or want to talk I be glad to do some
  16. A. Student

    HI

  17. Hi Everyone! I am Jennifer and I am the president of our ASL Club at my college and I am interested in having a deaf and hard of hearing awareness week at my school. I am looking for speakers near the Harrisburg, Lebanon Area in Pennsylvania so if you know someone please let me know! If anyone has any idea as to how to go about this week besides speakers becuase I know that can get a little redundant, please let me know! Thank you and have a great day!
  18. Lysandor

    Please help identify sign

    There's a variation on this that you will see sometimes as well where just the thumbs rotate.
  19. dalejr2148

    Please help identify sign

    That is SOCIALIZE
  20. Varsik Barseghyan

    NEED PRACTICE BUDDY! (beginner asl)

    Hi snowflake!Can you help me for my ASL homework?
  21. Destinee Bryant

    hi

    hi my name is destinee I always found sign language interesting I always wanted to learn it I'm just now learning the alphabet I hope I will get to talk to some of you and make some friends
  22. Taryn w

    ASL2/3 level, looking for similar

    Hi yinna, I can try and talk with you I'm certainly enroll in asl2 at lcc
  23. Taryn w

    Hi

    If anyone is able to or willing to talk with me let me know. Please and thank you
  24. Taryn w

    Hi

    Hi my name is taryn. And I have been taking ASL for about two years now. But I not that good at it. And I think it be nice to talk with people that use ASL and maybe get help.
  25. Nanaaba

    Hi everyone! (^o^)/

    I don't mind ; I think it will be an interesting exchange I'll DM you my Hangout ; I didn't use my skype FOR YEARS lol I'm not even sure that my account still exist!
  26. wordvalkyrie

    New to This Forum

    Hello, everyone! My name is Emma. I'm a Hearing college student living in Southern California, in my third year of studying American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. My interest in ASL and Deaf Culture began with a childhood fascination with Hellen Keller and her incredible life story. Though I was raised in a Hearing family, when I was very young my mother taught me to fingerspell and the ASL signs for the primary colors. However, she never extended my education further, and I eventually lost interest. Once I hit college, I was unsure about what I wanted to do and took ASL 1 to satisfy a humanities requirement for my General Education. My Deaf professor, Jamie, helped me to completely fall in love with the language; I came home raving about how beautiful and fun ASL was to learn and my parents encouraged me to do some research into careers in ASL. As soon as I realized I could major in it and make it a career by becoming an interpreter, I never looked back. Today, I am preparing to apply to transfer to California State University, Northridge to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies, with a concentration in ASL-English Interpretation. I also plan to become certified with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. My eventual career goals are to work with Deaf children in mainstream schools or in hospitals. I truly believe that the number of interpreters available in health care and educational institutions in the United States is woefully low, and while I may not be able to change the world, I can definitely change the lives of the people I work with. I look forward to getting to know more of you in this community and learning more about Deaf Culture!
  27. I want to know can i get transcription or translation services to grow my business internationally?
  28. Yinna

    Hi everyone! (^o^)/

    Would you be interested in trying a live conversation on Skype or Hangouts? The thing with video is that I can practice beforehand and also take my time understanding it. I know that's useful, but I can do that with YouTube videos (in fact, that's what I do). But what if you're actually dependent on ASL for communication? I want to throw myself off the deep end and see how far I get. Preferably with another learner so that we won't be embarrassed asking for repetition several times. What do you think?
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    • Hi!  I am a writer, and one of my developing characters is deaf. I really want to delve into deaf culture and really capture everything there is to it.  I started learning ASL about a month ago, and I love it. I am self studying through books, online lesson plans and flashcards. The only thing missing is someone to practice with, even if it's just five minutes a day  
    • Communication plays an essential role in everyone’s life. There are so many benefits if we provide ASL to children in public schools. Like  learning sign language aides young hearing children, including babies and toddlers, in developing oral language quicker. Children learn better with a ASL translator if we provide to them. There numbers of companies that are providing ASL translator services one of them is Languages Unlimited.
    • I would love to help you, i also need someone to practice with. I have been doing ASL for just a couple years and am taking a class in public school for it. but it would be awesome to have a practice buddy to help get better at it.
    • I would suggest using lifeprint.com to learn some basic signs, especially fingerspelling (get GOOD at that), then just go to a Deaf event. Deaf people are friendly and will be glad to meet you, if you have basic vocab. Lifeprint has free dictionary and ASL1 and 2 Course videos. Suggestion: silent dinner. Be ready and able to explain who you are, why you are interested in asl, and some background info. Know basic signs that allow you to ask for repetition, clarification, slower signing, etc. Also, know most ASL 1 vocab if possible, but not required. get to the point of being able to "read " fingerspelling on online practice sites with a ""moderate" speed at least.   Please anyone who's Deaf correct me if I'm wrong about this.
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