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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheila558126

American Sign Language??

I'm wondering if American Sign Language could be an option. I am already fluent, but I know so many people who could use this type of program to learn quickly. I work with many hearing people that are trying to learn sign but could use a tool as simple as this to learn easier.

December 6, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.i.am.smol.bean.

On a platform like Duolingo, I'm not sure how they could do it. But Mango Languages has and ASL course, so that could be helpful if people wanted it.


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

If you look at most classroom signing workbooks, it would be very similar to those. They use arrows and other symbols to indicate a direction. Take "week" for example. (Here, I'm using Bill Vicars ASL LifePrint stuff to illustrate my point.) https://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/images-signs/week.gif The arrow along the non-dominant hand indicates that the dominant hand (the one making the pointer finger) slides across the hand from the base of the palm to the fingers.

As for the "speaking" part of the language, I don't know. Maybe a video? My ASL teacher had us posting videos to YouTube all the time so she could see our progress one on one without anyone else in the way.


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

Bill Vicars has a website (lifeprint.com) and a YouTube channel (Bill Vicars). Also usagiboy has several helpful post regarding ASL. Happy signing!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mya6226

thank you i had the same question !!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annsmith21

Sheila, I have been trying to learn ASL for over a year, and have been having a really hard time with it. I am hearing, but am wondering if you would be willing to work with me on it... I know it's weird as a stranger for me to be asking this, but let me know?

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