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Sign Language Lessons – Introduction (ASL Snippets #1)


Hello! Many of you are already aware that I have a website – WestwoodASL.com Its purpose is to teach ASL, grammar, history, culture, and so on. You’re probably also aware that I’m very busy as a full-time certified ASL teacher. Whew! That eats up a lot of time! As a result, the progress on my website is a slow process. I have many of you contacting me asking for more. So, after pondering what to do, I’ve come up with an idea for a good compromise. The compromise? Simple, short videos. A lot of them! Where do I put them? On YouTube of course! That way everyone can learn from them. I’ll continue to work on my website as it
will go more in-depth and contain more information. But these short videos on YouTube are for your
enjoyment as you scratch the surface of ASL. These videos will not be in-depth, covering the background, history, etc. They will simply cover signing and grammar. Are you excited and ready? Go ahead and watch the first video – “ASL, What’s that?”

15 Replies to “Sign Language Lessons – Introduction (ASL Snippets #1)”

  • I came across your channel because of comments you made on another video. I am glad that I have found someone to learn from online that I can trust is giving me accurate information! Thank you in advance for your time, effort, and help!

  • Love your videos, Rob. Thank you for captioning for the signing-impaired! When I played the videos and did not hear sound, it made me think of what my deaf patients must go through every single day. Thanks again for awesome videos!

  • You know, there is a problem with the way our technology helps us non-deaf learn your language. The problem is that the captioning is down below and I am supposed to be focusing on your face/eyes and monitoring your hands via peripheral vision. I find it incredibly hard to do that while looking at the captioning below you. THis is not a problem of yours, just a problem. I wish that captioning could be to the right or left of your head. Thank you for your time, and for making these videos available to us.

  • Oh, and by the way, your Westwood website gives the following message when I click on the non-student link:
     Error: Database connection failed

    It is possible that the database is overloaded or otherwise not running properly.

    The site administrator should also check that the database details have been correctly specified in config.php

  • Thank you!  You strike a good balance between signing at a pace learners can understand while also moving at a natural pace.

  • I love your videos. I'm taking beginning ASL at my college and I absolutely am in love with the language! I will support you all they way!

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