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Sign Language: Around the Town : Sign Language: Museums

Sign Language: Around the Town : Sign Language: Museums

Now I’ll teach you some signs for doctors. Doctor, nurse, nurse. Doctors office, doctors office. Sign, like signing a piece of paper. Insurance, insurance. Stethoscope, stethoscope. Listen to your heart, listen to your heart. Blood pressure, blood pressure. Hospital, hospital. Read more…


Sign Language: Talking About Yourself : Sign Language: School

Sign Language: Talking About Yourself : Sign Language: School

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 Read more…


Sign Language: Sports & Recreation : Sign Language: Team, Lose, Win, Play

Sign Language: Sports & Recreation : Sign Language: Team, Lose, Win, Play

Now I’ll teach you a few more signs. Team. Team. You might show two teams. A good team. A bad team. Lose. Lose. Win. Win. Play. Play. Beat. Beat. If you want to emphasize it even more, you’ll use this Read more…


Sign Language: Sports & Recreation : Sign Language: Referee, Umpire, Score

Sign Language: Sports & Recreation : Sign Language: Referee, Umpire, Score

Now we’ll go over some other signs. Referee, obviously because they blow a whistle. Referee. Umpire is signed like this. Umpire. Score. Score. Points. Points. Inning. Inning. A match or a set. First quarter. Second quarter. Third quarter and fourth Read more…


Sign Language: Talking About Yourself : Sign Language: Hobbies

Sign Language: Talking About Yourself : Sign Language: Hobbies

Now I’ll teach you some signs for hobbies. Things that you enjoy. Your hobbies. A deaf person might ask you what are your hobbies. You would respond by saying I enjoy reading, I enjoy walking, I enjoy playing with animals. Read more…


Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: Where Are You From?

Now we’ll learn where you’re from. This is a very common question in the deaf community. Where are you from? And then you might respond by saying, “I’m from Las Vegas.” Where’s your family from? New York, Chicago, something like Read more…


Sign Language: Describing People : Sign Language: Hair

Sign Language: Describing People : Sign Language: Hair

Now, I will teach you some signs for hair type and color. Hair. Hair. Curly. Curly. Straight. Straight. Long. Long. Short. For colors, you might have blonde. Similar to the sign for yellow. Brown. Black. Let’s review. Curly. Straight. Short. Read more…


Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: Face & Hands

Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: Face & Hands

I wanted to emphasize a few aspects of American Sign Language so that you can keep it in the back of your mind as you learn American Sign Language. ASL is a visual language. It uses manual gestures and it’s Read more…


Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: The 5 W Questions

Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: The 5 W Questions

Next, we’ll learn about questions. We’ll go over the five W’s, who, what, when, where, etcetera, etcetera. The first one is “what.” This is the sign for “what.” Another sign for “what” is this. Second is “when.” When. Third is Read more…


Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: Etiquette

Sign Language Basics : Sign Language: Etiquette

Now, I’ll teach you a little bit of etiquette, some appropriate ways to communicate with a deaf person. It isn’t like communicating with a hearing person. Speaking and signing are entirely different. The first thing that’s very important is that Read more…