No, I Won’t Teach You Sign Language (American Sign Language Vlog)
November 6, 2019
[marker writing] [Pokemon game sound] Hey! What’s up? First, before the vlog starts, let me correct something. [signs “makeout”] Did I get it right this time?! People said in the Guess The ASL game videos that I signed it wrong. It was just what I learned at the time, but I was wrong! It happens! I’m sorry. Which brings me to make this point. I’m not teaching you ASL. I won’t teach you ASL. Never. Friends and viewers ask me often to teach them ASL face-to-face or in videos and I’m like… why? My answer is no, I won’t teach you ASL. Why? Because I’m not fluent! I’m a student! I’m by myself, not with my Deaf friends, often enough to have conversations with them. I still sign things wrong! A lot. For example, “makeout!” Now, just to clarify, that game was not a teaching game. It was just having fun. Sometimes, my friends will ask for a sign here and there, and that’s whatever. If I know for sure that I know it, I tell them or if I’m having a conversation with someone that took ASL in the past and signed something wrong, I might show them the right one. Again, if I definitely know the sign. But I’m still not making YouTube videos teaching ASL or hosting personal ASL classes to friends, family, and viewers. I’m not fluent and I’m not a teacher. Even if I was, I’d be a terrible teacher. Also, if people are still debating my deaf identity online, you might not want me teaching you ASL. So, yeah, that’s why I’m not teaching anyone ASL. Never. If you want to learn ASL, lifeprint.com is a fantastic website. I love Bill. Bill is a fantastic teacher. He knows what he’s doing. So if you want to know ASL, go there. lifeprint.com If you want to follow me on social media, links to that will be down below. If you want to support my work, links to Patreon and ko-fi will be down below. I upload every Mondays and Thursdays and I will see you later. Bye!