To become a better fingerspeller, there are several ways to practice:
Slow and clear. It is better to be slow and clear is always better than fast. The point is to communicate, not to trick the person with which you are communicating. Practice fingerspelling the names and phone numbers in your address book.
Practice common prefixes and suffixes. As you get comfortable...
Tips to reading other's fingerspelling:
Read the word like you are reading a written word. In English, sound the word out rather than reading each individual letter.
Use context. If you are talking about locations, the fingerspelled word may be a city or street name. Be prepared for numbers.
Look for patterns. Prefixes and suffixes are easy to spot. ING,...
American Sign Language Alphabet Diagram.
My sessions are fun because it is hands on. I also have deaf friends that I can introduce you to when the lesson is over. I love to laugh and I will make this lesson laid back but I also have high expectations. I am also creative and if the student struggles than I use a more visual approach. I also send videos to the email and/or phone. I give fun and easy homework to make sure signs stick in...
Chapter 3 of Thomas K Holcomb’s Introduction to American Deaf Culture examines the populations that are encompassed within Deaf culture and the Deaf community, as well as the labels associated with these populations.
Holcomb begins the chapter by explaining that being “hearing impaired” or deaf is not the same as being Deaf. The term “deaf” refers specifically to physical hearing loss,...
For as long as humans have existed, Deaf people have existed. For as long as humans have existed, there has been prejudice against those who cannot hear. In the past 4 years, my understanding of this audism has been immeasurably expanded. I have come to realize that even today audism continues to thrive in America. This audism is evident in the minds of average American citizens. This audism is...
My name is Alli and (as my title suggests) I'm an ASL tutor who is new to WyzAnt. I have a Bachelors degree in American Sign Language interpreting and have worked with children and teens in educational settings for many years. I'm so excited to get to know some new students and help them continue their education in the wonderful language of ASL, as well as Deaf...
American Sign Language is a fun language to learn. It is not only the primary language for some Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons, but it is essential to learn for those persons who perhaps have lost their vocal ability or babies and toddlers who have limited vocal ability.
It is a fun language to learn individually and even more with a group.
Try American Sign...
For one of the group classes I taught, I posted review videos online each week for the students to practice. Here is an example of a review video, focusing on some emergency signs. I keep things pretty light-hearted and I like to try to explain signs...
I have American Sign Language (ASL) skills. Experienced in interpreting for three years now.
Just for fun here is a song interpretation of Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue".
Eye brows are up for conditional clauses, but how do you know when it's a conditional clause?
It's easier than you think.
First remember that a conditional clause in ASL is always at the beginning of a sentence. Then, all you have to do is remember these few easy words.
If any of the sentences start with one of these words,...
In this video I say, "Hi, my name is Katie. I love ASL. I started taking ASL 2 years ago, now I'm taking it again to learn more (because I took it at another school 2 years ago and wasn't able to complete the whole set of classes). I'm a student...