IN THIS COURSE, you're going to learn, practice, review, and master over five hundred (500+) basic and fundamental signs in ASL. The 500+ signs are divided into the following fourteen (14) useful categories:
WITHIN each category, you’ll learn the signs in groups of ten. Each vocabulary sign is taught individually in its own video lesson. We’ll thoroughly explore handshape, hand position, and hand motion for each sign.
AFTER you’ve learned ten signs, we’ll do a two-part review: 1) Signing 2) Understanding. We’ll repeat this cycle of learning ten signs + two part review until all of the signs in the category have been learned.
ONCE you’ve learned all of the signs in a category, we’ll have a nice, big, juicy test covering everything. Just like the review lessons, you’ll be tested in two parts: 1) Signing 2) Understanding. It’s a great opportunity to show off your new skills.
AFTER the big, juicy test, you’ll have fun signing dialogues using what you’ve already learned in the course. You’ll learn to combine signs to form complete questions, statements, and mini-dialogues.
IN THIS COURSE:
AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:
Hello! My name is Michael.
Learn more about my ASL project here: https://ablelingo.com/about-us/
SINCE 2012, I have successfully taught customized American Sign Language courses and English courses to students from around the world. I grew up with a Deaf brother within the Deaf community. I have graduate and undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice. I am TESOL and TEFL certified. Prior to teaching online, I was a police officer and a U.S. Federal Investigator. I'm fluent in English, Spanish, American Sign Language, and Indonesian.
WHEN I was three years old, my younger brother became sick with spinal meningitis. In the process, my brother became deaf with an almost complete hearing loss. This difficult situation provided a unique opportunity for my family and I to become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). My brother was not sent away to a deaf or hard of hearing school. He grew up with us, his hearing family, and we were active in the Deaf community.
AS a former police officer and federal investigator, I often used ASL to communicate with and serve members of the Deaf community. I decided to create simple, step-by-step ASL courses because sign language is a useful and fun skill to have. Like learning any language, it opens your mind and creates the ability to communicate with a whole new group of people.