Sign Language: Talking About Yourself : Sign Language: School
August 22, 2019
Often times in conversation you’ll talk about
where you go to school. You might sign where do you go to school. That’s a very common
question. Most deaf students grew up in a residential school for the deaf, so they want
to know if someone went to a school close to theirs or at a school where they know someone
else. The deaf community is very small and there’s a high chance they they will know
someone that you also know if you’ve gone to a deaf school. This is the sign for school.
Did you go to a deaf school? This is another sign for deaf school. You can see how I signed
it differently. Did you go to a hearing school? Hearing school. Were you mainstreamed. Which
means that you were the only one deaf student in the hearing school. I grew up mainstreamed.
There’s another sign for mainstreamed, which means they’re might have been a few other
deaf students in that hearing school. So you would show a number of students attending
that school. Mainstream. Deaf college. Or even just college. Gallaudet is a common sign
because there’s one deaf university in the United States. Hearing college. Good job.
You want to remember the sign for school and college. Deaf college, hearing college. Good