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ASL | Family, Adjectives, Dialogues | American Sign Language

Able Lingo ASL, American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL | Family, Adjectives, Dialogues | American Sign Language

Able Lingo ASL, American Sign Language (ASL)

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60 Lessons (3h 6m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:28
    • 2. Learn | Signs for FATHER/MOTHER

      2:35
    • 3. Learn | Sign for PARENTS

      1:39
    • 4. Learn | Signs for BROTHER/SISTER

      3:02
    • 5. Learn | Signs for DAUGHTER/SON

      2:13
    • 6. Learn | Sign for CHILDREN

      1:37
    • 7. Learn | Sign for KIDS

      1:23
    • 8. Learn | Signs for GRANDMA/GRANDPA

      2:16
    • 9. Learn | Sign for GRANDPARENTS

      1:46
    • 10. Sign | Family Vocab Group 1

      3:13
    • 11. Understand | Family Vocab Group 1

      3:17
    • 12. Learn | Signs for AUNT/UNCLE

      2:27
    • 13. Learn | Sign for FAMILY

      1:27
    • 14. Learn | Signs for GRANDSON/DAUGHTER

      3:42
    • 15. Learn | Sign for GRANDCHILDREN

      1:12
    • 16. Learn | Signs for HUSBAND/WIFE

      2:02
    • 17. Learn | Sign for PARTNER

      1:45
    • 18. Learn | Sign for COUSIN

      1:55
    • 19. Learn | Signs for NIECE/NEPHEW

      1:57
    • 20. Sign | Family Vocab Group 2

      3:21
    • 21. Understand | Family Vocab Group 2

      2:58
    • 22. Sign | ALL Family Vocab

      6:12
    • 23. Understand | ALL Family Vocab

      6:04
    • 24. Learn | Pronouns

      12:21
    • 25. Review | Pronouns

      3:51
    • 26. Practice | Phrases 1

      2:50
    • 27. Sign | Phrases 1

      3:58
    • 28. Understand | Phrases

      3:31
    • 29. Learn | Sign for BEAUTIFUL

      1:24
    • 30. Learn | Sign for FAT

      2:13
    • 31. Learn | Sign for HANDSOME

      2:12
    • 32. Learn | Sign for OLD

      1:27
    • 33. Learn | Sign for PREGNANT

      2:01
    • 34. Learn | Sign for SHORT

      1:17
    • 35. Learn | Sign for SKINNY

      2:28
    • 36. Learn | Sign for TALL

      2:35
    • 37. Learn | Sign for UGLY

      2:37
    • 38. Learn | Sign for YOUNG

      2:28
    • 39. Sign | People Adjectives

      2:25
    • 40. Understand | People Adjectives

      2:17
    • 41. Practice | Phrases 2

      1:47
    • 42. Sign | Phrases 2

      3:35
    • 43. Understand | Phrases 2

      2:56
    • 44. Practice | Sentences 1

      3:12
    • 45. Sign | Sentences 1

      3:03
    • 46. Understand | Sentences 1

      2:41
    • 47. Practice | Sentences 2

      1:53
    • 48. Sign | Sentences 2

      3:48
    • 49. Understand | Sentences 2

      3:30
    • 50. Practice | Sentences 3

      2:13
    • 51. Sign | Sentences 3

      3:56
    • 52. Understand | Sentences 3

      3:53
    • 53. Learn | Sign for WHO

      7:48
    • 54. Practice | Questions 1

      1:40
    • 55. Sign | Questions 1

      4:01
    • 56. Understand | Questions 1

      4:46
    • 57. Practice | Mini Dialogues 1

      2:51
    • 58. Sign | Mini Dialogues 1

      7:43
    • 59. Understand | Mini Dialogues 1

      8:39
    • 60. Conclusion & Thank You

      0:41
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IN THIS COURSE, our goal is to learn to sign mini-dialogues in American Sign Language (ASL) like “YOU HANDSOME. SHE BEAUTIFUL. THEY WHO? SHE MY BEAUTIFUL AUNT. HE YOUR PARTNER.” To achieve this, we’ll learn family words, pronouns, adjectives for describing people, ASL grammar, and how to use the question word “who”. We’ll combine what we’ve learned to create phrases, complete sentences, questions, and mini-dialogues. Along the way, I’ll frequently test you to see if you’re able to sign correctly and understand what I’m signing.

*** This course is designed for complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. Previous ASL skills are welcome but NOT required.

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IN THIS COURSE:

  • Students will learn to sign twenty-four (24) family signs in ASL: FATHER, MOTHER, PARENTS, BROTHER, SISTER, DAUGHTER, SON, CHILDREN, KIDS, GRANDMA, GRANDPA, GRANDPARENTS, AUNT, UNCLE, FAMILY, GRANDSON, GRANDDAUGHTER, GRANDCHILDREN, HUSBAND, WIFE, PARTNER, COUSIN, NIECE, NEPHEW.
  • Students will learn to sign personal pronouns in ASL: I, YOU, HE/SHE, WE, THEY, YOU (plural)
  • Students will learn to sign possessive pronouns in ASL: MY, YOUR, HIS/HER, OUR, THEIR, YOUR (plural)
  • Students will learn to sign ten (10) adjectives for describing people: BEAUTIFUL, FAT, HANDSOME, OLD, PREGNANT, SHORT, SKINNY, TALL, UGLY, YOUNG
  • Students will learn correct ASL grammar and facial expressions for asking questions with WHO.
  • Students will learn to sign and understand phrases, sentences, questions, and dialogues.
  • Each individual sign will be taught step by step to ensure comprehension, correct hand shape, and hand position.
  • Students will be tested on their ability to sign and recognize ALL material taught in the course including phrases, sentences, questions, and mini-dialogues.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

  • Hello! My name is Michael. 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). Unlike some deaf children, 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 police officer and federal investigator, I often used ASL to communicate with and interpret for witnesses, victims, and perpetrators. I decided to create ASL courses because it’s a useful and practical skill to have. Like learning any language, it opens your mind and creates the ability to communicate with a whole new group of people.

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THE TARGET SIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS ARE:

  • Expanding vocabulary skills with twenty-four (24) family signs in ASL
  • Signing, recognizing, and understanding personal and possessive pronouns in ASL
  • Learning to correctly sign and recognize ten (10) adjectives for describing people
  • Learning correct ASL grammar and facial expressions for creating “WHO” questions 
  • Signing and understanding phrases, sentences, questions, and dialogues in ASL

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AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:

  • Students will be confident using family signs, pronouns, and adjectives in ASL
  • Students will be able to sign and understand phrases, sentences, WHO questions, and mini-dialogues 
  • Students will have a larger vocabulary and understand the mechanics of each sign taught in the course
  • Students will feel more confident as they continue their journey of ASL improvement

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • A desire to learn, improve, and be more confident signing in ASL
  • A desire to enrich ASL vocabulary and communication skills
  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the study material

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QUESTIONS:

What is the main focus of this course?

  • This course focuses on learning the necessary skills to sign and understand phrases, sentences, questions, and dialogues using family words, pronouns, descriptive adjectives, and the question word “who” in ASL.

Do I need to have prior knowledge or experience with ASL before taking this class?

  • No. This course is designed for complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. All necessary signs are taught step by step in the course.

Will this course test me on what is taught?

  • Yes. This course contains multiple sections of review and testing where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your ASL signing and recognition skills.

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1. Course Introduction: Okay, so in this course, we're going to learn some useful things. All right, we're going to start with family words. Alright, we're talking about mother, father, grandfather, cousin, stuff like that. Then we're going to learn. That's right. Pronouns, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, pronouns with family words, we can make phrases. We won't stop there. We're also going to go to adjectives. Alright, adjectives that describe people. We can describe the family words. Alright, so we have family words, we have put pronouns, we have adjectives. Suddenly we can make sentences. Then we're going to talk about the question, who has who, right? So we have sentences. Now we can make questions. That means we can make many dialogues. What great? It's just like a puzzle will put all the pieces together. We'll learn each one and then put them all together and learn some useful stuff. Okay, so as we're going, of course, I will be testing you. There will be test. Alright. So I need to know that you understand what I'm signing and that you're able to sign? Right? Okay. So are you ready? I'm ready. Let's do it.