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

Language Exchange: Sign Languages?

Hi! I am a deaf user here on Duo and I really enjoy learning through here. On here and other sites I have noticed that people often do language exchanges -- teach each other languages they each know. I have some hearing ability but generally have avoided doing that because of my deafness.

However, I would love to do this with other deaf people, with sign language. Would people be interested in setting up language exchanges between deaf people/signers to teach each other our sign languages? I know American Sign Language (ASL) and would love to learn more about other sign languages.

Or -- if there are any such groups that I missed, let me know!

July 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Good timing for this! A couple of us are trying to jumpstart a facebook group called duolingo asl. I'm planning to make an announcement post about it in August. But, if you do a search on fb, it should come up now. :)

July 26, 2017

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

lol! im in it already :)

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Right on! Hopefully, August will bring us to a good starting point. :)

July 27, 2017

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

I'm hearing, but I'm learning ASL and a bit of BSL, and although I don't know for sure if I would be able to participate, I think it would be so cool to set up an exchange.

July 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Both? Wow. Ive been avoiding learning sogns from anything but ASL and loan signs used by ASL signers. I'm too worried i'd mix things up.

July 26, 2017

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

Emphasis on a bit. I know the alphabet and I'm doing some basic signs, but I'm not learning it FULL ON. :P (plus, I'm learning Russian and Ukrainian together, I have plenty of practice!)

July 26, 2017
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