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Sign Language

Our state (TN) just passed a law for sign language to count as a foreign language credit for high school. I know more deaf people locally than people who don't speak English, and so duolingo should offer this as a class. I hope there is a lot of support for this, because it's very relevant and supported. I'm going to be taking a class for it next year and I could really use the help.

May 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

There's currently no video support for Duo's courses, so it would require a lot of work, but here's hoping.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimnicholson

ASL and BSL are both listed already: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpaceTheMeep

They have a tinycard set about it.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpaceTheMeep

They might put it on Duolingo though.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toddslydia

How do you open the tiny cards in the app?

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toddslydia

Never mind I got it

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toddslydia

Thanks!

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpaceTheMeep

You welcome. Enjoy those Tinycards!

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpaceTheMeep

It is an app and a website.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpaceTheMeep

It is not in Duolingo.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cullumn

like your picture

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CandyCane333Flo

I love this idea!

But would it be U.S english sign language or U.K english sign language?

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toddslydia

It would be nice to have both, but maybe have one that generally covers a lot of similar terms

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Estel785882

ASL (American Sign Language) and BSL (British Sign Language) are totally different languages. You couldn't have one course to cover both.

ASL is more closely related to French Sign Language than it is to British Sign Language.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toddslydia

Ok I'm only familiar with ASL or ESL. I guess they would just have to have enough hires for each language

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

English sign language? Do you mean American Sign Language or British Sign Language? Or do you mean SEE, aka, Signed English or Signed Exact English?

I would hope Duolingo would NOT consider SEE since it is considered oppressive by many within the Deaf Community.

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KenBookmye

In the meantime Memrise can get you started they have video support. I would suggest doing asl 1&2 then introduction because introduction has some signs I don't think are popular and many are a repetition

May 12, 2017
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