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  3. Hello All! Like the title says, I'm Randi. I'm hearing and I'm 24. I have studied ASL on and off since I was eight. The main reason for the 'off' times, was simply frustration. There is really nowhere to practice in my small Georgia town, and my family has no interest whatsoever in learning. After I've studied on my own for a while, I'll hit the proverbial brick wall, struggle for a bit, and then lay it down until I'm ready to work through it. The main reason I'm here is to practice, of course, and to meet people with a similar interest. Interaction with people of all skill-levels in invaluable to me, and I know it'll really open my eyes to how much I've been missing. I'm not going to lie, though. I'm nervous. Shy by nature, putting myself out there with a half developed skill is a little terrifying to me. From the time I was about 10 until I was about 15, everything I learned came from books. Vocabulary, alphabet, numbers and such. The first of those 'brick walls' I hit was that while my books were titled ASL they were in fact PSE/SEE, and I discovered the difference until a few years in. I want to learn true ASL, so slowly but surely, I'm trying to unlearn the English part of it, and sort through to find what I need to keep. It's more challenging than I thought possible. The main resource I use now is Lifeprint.com. Thank you to the wonderful, and fantastic Dr. Bill Vicars who puts so much time into assembling such a comprehensive resource. Another reason I'm looking for more experienced signers to communicate with is simply accountability. Being the only ASL student around, it's easy to slip into incorrect versions, misused words, and worse: gestures. Dun dun dun. Anyway, I'd love the chance to talk to some patient souls. Maybe we can practice some? I'll have a new laptop in about a week, so I'll be able to Skype after that. More about myself: I work 9-5's on weekdays, and I'm starting core classes online beginning in the summer semester. I've got a good start with ASL vocabulary, by my delivery and receptive skills are...un-examined. For those who know ASLU/Lifeprint.com, I've taken lessons 1-10 a few times with no real trouble, if that helps figure out where I'm at. I need to finish it, but every time I quit, I insist on starting over. Well, thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I hope I haven't run on too terribly much. Nice to meet you! Randi
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  5. DreamboatDani

    Hi I'm Kat

    Hi Kat it's nice to meet you. I am slower paced in my learning and nearly at the finish of my ASL 101 class so I know some basics such as numbers and the alphabet and a lot of basic vocabulary. I am not fluent or professional by any means and I would love to have somebody to practice with and to chat when we have the time. Feel free to send me a message sometime.
  6. DreamboatDani

    Hello I'm Danielle!

    @Nana Dee I see, well I very much appreciate you offering your services! However I am more in search of people I may practice with, and not looking for a tutor at this time as it is outside of my financial capability. Thank you again and best of luck on here!
  7. Kathleen Rookard

    Hi I'm Kat

    Hi! My name is kat, short for Kathleen. I am learning ASL slowly on my own because I have been diagnosed with a degenerative condition causing me to slowly go deaf in both ears. I'd love to make some friends or find people to practice with!
  8. Kaitlyn

    Looking for Friends

    I’m also looking for people to practice and chat with!
  9. LifeIsGreatZ19

    Hello I'm Danielle!

    Wow, 40 an hour? That seems really pricey when most of these fine folks do it for free...
  10. Nana Dee

    ASL Tutoring

    I tutor students from PPCC Jr. College, and contract regularly at Penrose Hosp. to help Dr.'s and Nurses communicate with the deaf. I Charge $40/hr. and am mostly available daily Mon-Thur., with only a few nights still available. I do have Skype and others. You can contact me, with questions thru "Sign Language Forum" or for faster service [email protected] or [email protected]
  11. Nana Dee

    Hello I'm Danielle!

    Hi Danielle, I don't tutor AT PPCC, but tutor lots of students From PPCC that are having problems. The rest of my time I spend at Penrose Hosp. helping Dr.'s and nurses communicate with the deaf. I'm available Mon - Thur, but we need to coordinate our times and meeting place. I charge $40/hour. Some of that time can be via Skype or other, but the most effective learning is done in person. If that's acceptable to you, or if you have more questions, you can contact me at [email protected], or [email protected], or via the Sign Language Forum. Nana Dee
  12. Rainbow

    ASL Discord

    Hello, everyone. It's difficult to be online at the same time as everyone in order to reply, or find people to sign with, so I have created a discord. You can get the discord app on your phone, and it gives you notifications as if it were a text when someone talks in the server. You can video chat with ease, and meet new people who want to sign with you, and you can use it on your computer, too. Discord is free for everyone, so please, come join and start signing easier! Just click the link below to start! Please DM me if you have questions. https://discord.gg/YwnPRHQ
  13. DreamboatDani

    Hello I'm Danielle!

    Hi Nana Dee it's very nice to meet you, I am pleasantly surprised to read you tutor at PCCC, that's where I am taking my ASL classes. I would truly love the extra help if you have time availability during week days?
  14. Nana Dee

    Hiya! Megan here

    Hi Megan, I'd love to help. Where are you located? ASL changes from Coast to Coast. I'm hearing, but translate for deaf patients at my local hospitals, quite regularly, and tutor PPCC (local Jr. College) students who are struggling. You can contact me @ [email protected], or call me @ (757) 375-3923 and leave a message. I also have several ads on Craigslist.org. Let's talk. Nana Dee.
  15. Nana Dee

    Looking for ways to learn

    Hi Max, I'd love to help. It's good that you're on the East coast, because the "Gallaudet" standard has been compromised by "Mexican/Spanish" on the West coast. I'm hearing, but translate for deaf patients at my local hospitals, quite regularly, and tutor PPCC (local Jr. College) students who are struggling. You can contact me @ [email protected], or call me @ (757) 375-3923 and leave a message. I also have several ads on Craigslist.org. Let's talk. Nana Dee.
  16. Nana Dee

    Hello I'm Danielle!

    Hi Danielle, I'd love to help. It's good that you're on the East coast, because the "Gallaudet" standard has been compromised by "Mexican/Spanish" on the West coast. I'm hearing, but translate for deaf patients at my local hospitals, quite regularly, and tutor PPCC (local Jr. College) students who are struggling. You can contact me @ [email protected], or call me @ (757) 375-3923 and leave a message. I also have several ads on Craigslist.org. Let's talk. Nana Dee.
  17. DreamboatDani

    Hello I'm Danielle!

    Hi everyone. I am currently in ASL 101. I am 24 years old. My non sign language classes have been keeping me so busy that my signing is being neglected, but that is what I want to put the most importance on. Right now I am not very confident in my signing or receptive ability and that is what I would like to work on. I really need work with my fingerspelling receptive skills and I need to get better at converting English sentences to ASL grammar structure. I am in the Eastern standard time zone and work at nights so I am often available during the day to chat or practice with anyone who might be interested. I can sign small, fragmented sentences that are not exactly proper ASL grammar so if anybody is interested in practicing together, that is my current skill level. I hope to meet some of you and practice sometime!
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  19. maxacfoto

    Looking for ways to learn

    Hello! I am Max. I want to find someone to do Sign Language with. Where I am from there is a lack of places in my area that offer sign language as a course. The local community college offers it but that's about it. I have been teaching myself American Sign Language since 2017, but I have no one to practice with. I live in New Haven, Connecticut. If anyone knows a way for me to practice with someone whether it be video chat or in person let me know.
  20. LifeIsGreatZ19

    Hiya! Megan here

    My name is Megan and I'm 19 years old, soon to be 20 I want to learn sign language to better myself and also for people I come in contact with I am just learning but I have learned a lot, I would love to be able to talk/sign with someone to help me learn Either by Skype or on here
  21. Jason Pettus

    Hello! Intro

    Hi, Sydney! I'm a little bit further into an ASL 1 class than you, but not by much, so I'd be happy to do some super-slow fingerspelling to help each other with reception. Just DM if you're interested, or you can email me directly at [email protected]
  22. Jason Pettus

    Hello! Rainbow here!

    Rainbow, I'd be up for joining your Skype group if you put one together. I'm at jasonpettus on Skype, and you can either DM me here to talk more or email me at [email protected] I'm 50 and based out of Chicago, a late-deafened adult who's about two-thirds of the way through an online ASL 1 course right now, looking to practice with other beginners like myself.
  23. Jason Pettus

    THEATER versus THEATRICAL

    Oh, this is great! Thanks for sharing this. I'm still heavily involved in Chicago's literary community, only now as a publisher instead of an active writer, so I'm already starting to think about ways I can bring more Deaf accessibility to our large live literary and theatrical calendars here. I'm looking for as more things like this as I can hear about, so people should feel free to drop me a line directly at [email protected] with more recommendations.
  24. Daron McNutt

    Hello! Rainbow here!

    Welcome Rainbow!
  25. Daron McNutt

    THEATER versus THEATRICAL

    Sure! Kinda on this topic, have you heard of ASL slam? Its an event that is popularizing ASL slam poetry and the like. Might be something you are interested in😃 https://www.aslslam.com/
  26. Not any sign or trend that I am aware of. Sounds like people just goofing around!
  27. Jason Pettus

    THEATER versus THEATRICAL

    Thanks! Now that I've been learning more ASL, I've also come to realize that I could probably say something more accurate like, "When young I was a performance poet," or "My signing same as theater why? When young I performed poetry S-L-A-M."
  28. Daron McNutt

    THEATER versus THEATRICAL

    Late reply, but you are right to sign THEATER in an exaggerated way. This sign would interpret to mean closer to "dramatic." PS. Facial expression will get you even closer to your intended meaning
  29. Rainbow

    Hello! Rainbow here!

    I would love to! My friend and I are actually trying to create a Skype group! Would you like to talk more in DM about usernames and such?
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    • Hello All!   Like the title says, I'm Randi. I'm hearing and I'm 24. I have studied ASL on and off since I was eight. The main reason for the 'off' times, was simply frustration. There is really nowhere to practice in my small Georgia town, and my family has no interest whatsoever in learning. After I've studied on my own for a while, I'll hit the proverbial brick wall, struggle for a bit, and then lay it down until I'm ready to work through it.  The main reason I'm here is to practice, of course, and to meet people with a similar interest. Interaction with people of all skill-levels in invaluable to me, and I know it'll really open my eyes to how much I've been missing. I'm not going to lie, though. I'm nervous. Shy by nature, putting myself out there with a half developed skill is a little terrifying to me.   From the time I was about 10 until I was about 15, everything I learned came from books. Vocabulary, alphabet, numbers and such. The first of those 'brick walls' I hit was that while my books were titled ASL they were in fact PSE/SEE, and I discovered the difference until a few years in. I want to learn true ASL, so slowly but surely, I'm trying to unlearn the English part of it, and sort through to find what I need to keep. It's more challenging than I thought possible. The main resource I use now is Lifeprint.com. Thank you to the wonderful, and fantastic Dr. Bill Vicars who puts so much time into assembling such a comprehensive resource.  Another reason I'm looking for more experienced signers to communicate with is simply accountability. Being the only ASL student around, it's easy to slip into incorrect versions, misused words, and worse: gestures. Dun dun dun.   Anyway, I'd love the chance to talk to some patient souls. Maybe we can practice some? I'll have a new laptop in about a week, so I'll be able to Skype after that.   More about myself: I work 9-5's on weekdays, and I'm starting core classes online beginning in the summer semester. I've got a good start with ASL vocabulary, by my delivery and receptive skills are...un-examined.  For those who know ASLU/Lifeprint.com, I've taken lessons 1-10 a few times with no real trouble, if that helps figure out where I'm at. I need to finish it, but every time I quit, I insist on starting over.  Well, thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I hope I haven't run on too terribly much. Nice to meet you! Randi
    • Hi Kat it's nice to meet you. I am slower paced in my learning and nearly at the finish of my ASL 101 class so I know some basics such as numbers and the alphabet and a lot of basic vocabulary. I am not fluent or professional by any means and I would love to have somebody to practice with and to chat when we have the time. Feel free to send me a message  sometime.
    • @Nana Dee I see, well I very much appreciate you offering your services! However I am more in search of people I may practice with, and not looking for a tutor at this time as it is outside of my financial capability. Thank you again and best of luck on here!  
    • Hi! My name is kat, short for Kathleen.  I am learning ASL slowly on my own because I have been diagnosed with a degenerative condition causing me to slowly go deaf in both ears. I'd love to make some friends or find people to practice with!
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