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Hi everybody, my name is Damien, I am French and started to learn ASL alone with Professor Bill Vicars' video. (Is this French guy lost?) Well nope, I hope to learn more about Deaf/ Hard-Of-Hearing Culture even though I am hearing. I can't only learn by heart, I am eager to live/use this language :D. Keep in mind [is this the right word??] the time gap between France and where you live, but I hope it won't stop us from learning together... Have a nice day and maybe see you soon !!! :D

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Hi Damien.  Welcome.  How do you plan to use your ASL?  Why American Sign Language?  Wouldn't it be more beneficial for you to learn LSF?  Or do you plan to move to the United States or Canada?

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Hi Lysandor ! You are right, I am actually studying English and ASL in order to move to US or Canada, both seems awesome to me. I learned LSF during a job experience once for a client. I wanted to learn more but everything courses was out of price for a 14 years old's wallet. I grew up and discover that sign language was not only "French oriented", that every country had its own signs. Learning ASL is both fun and interesting. I'd love to go to ASL event once I go there.

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Awesome.  The lifeprint videos are a great start.  I'm around video number 50 with them at the moment.  I'm also taking an ASL 2 class at my local community college.  Good luck with your learning. 

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It really depends.  Most online programs and community college classes I've seen seem to go up to level 4.  There are programs for interpreters that get Bachelors degrees that go up to ASL 5 or so and then there are specialization classes specific to interpreting.  But I think it really depends on the individual program.  It seems that for basic community knowledge that 4 is the base knowledge and the rest you pick up through interacting with Deaf people.

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i am leasing both hearing to both ear it started to happn 3 year ago for me to hear i either have to wear my hearing aid wish i rally feel weird wearing them.when i am not wearing them iyou have to yell for me to hear you i will love to learn asl .i only learn the sing to the faily and some of the color

 

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Hi netcy27, you said you felt weird about wearing hearing-aid. As being embarassed of wearing them on public and showing your non-hearing lifesryle, or simply as something not accustomed yet ?(for exemple a new haircut) ☺

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