How to Sign School Levels in American Sign Language for ASL Beginners
August 7, 2019
Hello, I’m Meredith, and today we’ll learn
signs related to school levels. If you’re new, welcome! I have many videos teaching ASL,
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videos. Let’s go ahead and begin. Different school levels – and again that’s
SCHOOL – so the flat palms basically clapping: school. school. school. I have
many different videos about school signs, so I suggest you watch those. LEVEL. Level.
Level. The school levels are what? Starts in PRE-SCHOOL. that’s “pre”
we tend to fingerspell PRE- here. again: PRE- (p-r-e-) again PRE. Preschool. preschool.
Kindergarten it’s a “K” handshape under the opposite palm. Kindergarten.
kindergarten. Elementary school. An “E” handshape under the
palm. Elementary School. This one goes in a circle: Elementary
school. elementary school. Middle school. So the middle finger
circles and goes down on the palm: middle school. this is middle. middle. middle. school. middle school. high school. An “H” into an “S”, so it’s: H and S. but we’re not pressing them forward;
we’re not fingerspelling. This is a sign: HS. It’s again: high school. high school.
high school. high school. College. So both flat palms,
the dominant hand sweeps out and up: College. College. the hands — so you should take it on your
dominant hand is gonna go out end up. college. this is away from you. college.
so copy me here: college. it goes out and up. COLLEGE. The University is done
with the “u” handshape. University. University. University. Graduate or grad school, you sign like this. It’s a “2” or a “V”-like handshape on the opposite wrist and
that’s to describe grad or graduate school. it’s different from “gradu-ATE”;
don’t mix those up. so it’s describing the school — graduate graduate school, or a
grad school grad school grad school if it’s a specific type of grad school, we
can describe that. For example, law school. law. law. law school. business school. and
business. business. business school. medical school. medical school. or you can
say doctor in medical school. and that’s “medicine” is different from “middle”.
medicine. middle versus medicine. medical school. medical school.
degree — and that’s degree for the degree different types of degrees, we can
describe as well. For example: MD, PhD, and JD, and so on. okay so now let’s go back
and review: okay altogether, those are different
different kinds of school levels! I hope that it’s helped you learn those signs.
we have many more videos related to school so I suggest that you watch. Thanks for
watching, and I’ll see you soon! bye bye!