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Learn American Sign Language Most ASL classes have Deaf instructors. Your instructor can help you get involved in local Deaf events. To find an American Sign Language class near you look in the phone book or search online to contact local agencies, such as:
ASL University Lessons Page: [Note to all teachers: You are welcome to use the Lifeprint Curriculum to teach your classes. Please know though that small improvements and revisions are made to the lessons frequently. - Dr. Bill] Resources: ► Practice: Quizzes (Note: Check with your instructor! Different instructors use different quizzes.) ► Fingerspelling Practice: http://asl.ms ► Fingerspelling http://asl.gs ► Numbers Practice: http://asl.bz ► Practice Cards (Lessons 16 - 30) (.pdf) ASL 1 (First Semester) [First Year Fall Semester] [Public School K-12: Point five (.5) credits] [University: Four (4) Semester-Credit-Hours or Six (6) Quarter-Credit-Hours] [Continuing Education: Six (6) CEUs] [Course Contact Hours: 40 to 60]
ASL/SE Dictionary Index Alphabetical dictionary listing of available pictures of signs included in all of our free S.E. and ASL lesson plans. Updated December, 2003. Does not include words and phrases from our teaching and learning resources available in the Lesson Tutor Store. Cultural Lesson in Introducing Oneself It is important to know that Culturally the conversations are around who you know in the Deaf Community, and you and your communication partner's connection with the Deaf Community. By Toni Lynn Van Bramer and Judy Moulton.
Using pronouns in American Sign Language (ASL) is the same as in English; you need to refer to a noun before you use a pronoun. You may also use possessives during your Sign conversation. Show possession by indicating whom you are talking about, what is being possessed, and then an open palm facing the person. You can also use proper nouns (a person’s name) to discuss possessives.
In the introductory lecture on language and the brain, I cited the following passage from the Bible (Psalm 137, verses 5-6): 5 If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. 6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy. (In class, I quoted the King James version.