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ASL | First 120 Basic Signs | American Sign Language

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Lessons in This Class

181 Lessons (6h 35m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:03
    • 2. Explore | Group 1 Signs

      0:34
    • 3. Learn | Signs for #s 0-5

      2:54
    • 4. Learn | Signs for #s 6-10

      4:22
    • 5. Learn | Sign for ABOUT

      1:48
    • 6. Learn | Sign for AFTER

      1:29
    • 7. Learn | Sign for AGAIN

      1:07
    • 8. Learn | Sign for ALL

      1:38
    • 9. Learn | Sign for ALWAYS

      1:15
    • 10. Learn | Sign for AND

      0:57
    • 11. Learn | Sign for ARRIVE

      1:06
    • 12. Learn | Sign for ASL

      2:03
    • 13. Practice | Group 1 Test

      2:53
    • 14. Sign | Group 1 Signs ⏲ 4s

      3:09
    • 15. Understand | Group 1 Signs

      2:23
    • 16. Explore | Group 2 Signs

      0:43
    • 17. Learn | Sign for BAD

      1:56
    • 18. Learn | Sign for BEAUTIFUL

      1:15
    • 19. Learn | Sign for BEFORE

      1:17
    • 20. Learn | Sign for BEST

      1:43
    • 21. Learn | Sign for BIG

      1:47
    • 22. Learn | Sign for BOY

      1:21
    • 23. Learn | Sign for CAN

      1:30
    • 24. Learn | Sign for CAN’T

      1:34
    • 25. Learn | Sign for CLASS

      1:18
    • 26. Learn | Sign for CLOSE

      1:21
    • 27. Sign | Group 2 Signs ⏲ 4s

      2:49
    • 28. Understand | Group 2 Signs

      2:05
    • 29. Explore | Group 3 Signs

      0:43
    • 30. Learn | Sign for COLD

      1:13
    • 31. Learn | Sign for DAD

      1:02
    • 32. Learn | Sign for DAY

      1:35
    • 33. Learn | Sign for DEAF

      1:30
    • 34. Learn | Sign for DIFFERENT

      1:07
    • 35. Learn | Sign for DONE

      1:03
    • 36. Learn | Sign for DRINK

      1:13
    • 37. Learn | Sign for EAT

      1:31
    • 38. Learn | Sign for EVERYDAY

      2:04
    • 39. Learn | Sign for EXCUSE ME

      1:46
    • 40. Sign | Group 3 Signs ⏲ 4s

      3:01
    • 41. Understand | Group 3 Signs

      2:10
    • 42. Practice | Groups 1\3 Test

      2:30
    • 43. Sign | Groups 1-3 Signs ⏲ 4s

      9:02
    • 44. Understand | Groups 1-3 Signs

      6:41
    • 45. Explore | Group 4 Signs

      0:45
    • 46. Learn | Sign for FAMILY

      1:28
    • 47. Learn | Sign for FINE

      1:05
    • 48. Learn | Sign for FINGERSPELL

      0:56
    • 49. Learn | Sign for FOOD

      1:45
    • 50. Learn | Sign for FOR

      1:09
    • 51. Learn | Sign for FRIEND

      1:35
    • 52. Learn | Sign for FROM

      1:21
    • 53. Learn | Sign for GIRL

      1:20
    • 54. Learn | Sign for GIVE

      1:25
    • 55. Learn | Sign for GO TO

      0:54
    • 56. Sign | Group 4 Signs ⏲ 4s

      2:55
    • 57. Understand | Group 4 Signs

      2:06
    • 58. Explore | Group 5 Signs

      0:44
    • 59. Learn | Sign for GOOD

      1:26
    • 60. Learn | Sign for HANDSOME

      1:39
    • 61. Learn | Sign for HAPPEN

      1:09
    • 62. Learn | Sign for HAPPY

      1:40
    • 63. Learn | Sign for HAVE

      1:09
    • 64. Learn | Sign for HE/SHE/IT

      2:20
    • 65. Learn | Sign for HEARING

      1:07
    • 66. Learn | Sign for HELLO

      1:13
    • 67. Learn | Sign for HELP

      1:27
    • 68. Learn | Sign for HER/HIS

      2:23
    • 69. Sign | Group 5 Signs ⏲ 4s

      3:00
    • 70. Understand | Group 5 Signs

      2:13
    • 71. Explore | Group 6 Signs

      0:46
    • 72. Learn | Sign for HOME

      1:22
    • 73. Learn | Sign for HOT

      1:17
    • 74. Learn | Sign for HOW

      1:55
    • 75. Learn | Sign for HUNGRY

      1:47
    • 76. Learn | Signs for I ~ YOU

      2:01
    • 77. Learn | Sign for IF

      1:15
    • 78. Learn | Sign for LEARN

      1:32
    • 79. Learn | Sign for LIKE

      1:24
    • 80. Learn | Sign for LITTLE

      1:17
    • 81. Learn | Sign for LOVE

      1:26
    • 82. Sign | Group 6 Signs ⏲ 4s

      3:02
    • 83. Understand | Group 6 Signs

      2:10
    • 84. Practice | Groups 4-6 Test

      2:21
    • 85. Sign | Groups 4-6 Signs ⏲ 4s

      8:39
    • 86. Understand | Groups 4-6 Signs

      6:38
    • 87. Explore | Group 7 Signs

      0:53
    • 88. Learn | Sign for MAN

      1:19
    • 89. Learn | Sign for MAYBE

      1:47
    • 90. Learn | Sign for MEET

      1:09
    • 91. Learn | Sign for MOM

      0:58
    • 92. Learn | Sign for MORE

      1:10
    • 93. Learn | Sign for MORNING

      1:30
    • 94. Learn | Sign for MOST

      1:28
    • 95. Learn | Signs for MY ~ YOUR

      2:05
    • 96. Learn | Sign for NAME

      1:30
    • 97. Learn | Sign for NEED

      1:32
    • 98. Sign | Group 7 Signs ⏲ 4s

      3:08
    • 99. Understand | Group 7 Signs

      2:07
    • 100. Explore | Group 8 Signs

      0:48
    • 101. Learn | Sign for NICE

      2:04
    • 102. Learn | Sign for NIGHT

      1:28
    • 103. Learn | Sign for NO

      2:05
    • 104. Learn | Sign for NOT

      1:49
    • 105. Learn | Sign for NOW

      1:43
    • 106. Learn | Sign for OKAY

      3:12
    • 107. Learn | Sign for OPEN

      1:30
    • 108. Learn | Sign for OUR

      2:17
    • 109. Learn | Sign for PAPER

      1:30
    • 110. Learn | Sign for PEOPLE

      2:43
    • 111. Sign | Group 8 Signs ⏲ 4s

      3:09
    • 112. Understand | Group 8 Signs

      2:13
    • 113. Explore | Group 9 Signs

      0:56
    • 114. Learn | Sign for PICTURE

      1:30
    • 115. Learn | Sign for PLAY

      1:19
    • 116. Learn | Sign for PLEASE

      1:40
    • 117. Learn | Sign for PROBLEM

      2:01
    • 118. Learn | Sign for READ

      1:49
    • 119. Learn | Sign for SAD

      1:22
    • 120. Learn | Sign for SAME

      2:16
    • 121. Learn | Sign for SCHOOL

      2:09
    • 122. Learn | Sign for SEE

      1:37
    • 123. Learn | Sign for SENTENCE

      1:25
    • 124. Sign | Group 9 Signs ⏲ 4s

      2:52
    • 125. Understand | Group 9 Signs

      2:04
    • 126. Practice | Groups 7 9 Test

      1:39
    • 127. Sign | Groups 7-9 Signs ⏲ 4s

      8:05
    • 128. Understand | Groups 7-9 Signs

      6:23
    • 129. Explore | Group 10 Signs

      0:57
    • 130. Learn | Sign for SHARE

      1:30
    • 131. Learn | Sign for SIT

      1:43
    • 132. Learn | Sign for SLEEP

      2:05
    • 133. Learn | Sign for SOMETIMES

      2:08
    • 134. Learn | Sign for SOON

      1:39
    • 135. Learn | Sign for SORRY

      2:32
    • 136. Learn | Sign for STOP

      1:31
    • 137. Learn | Sign for STUDENT

      2:28
    • 138. Learn | Sign for TAKE

      1:01
    • 139. Learn | Sign for TALK

      1:44
    • 140. Sign | Group 10 Signs ⏲ 4s

      2:54
    • 141. Understand | Group 10 Signs

      2:09
    • 142. Explore | Group 11 Signs

      0:49
    • 143. Learn | Sign for TEACHER

      2:16
    • 144. Learn | Sign for THANK YOU

      2:17
    • 145. Learn | Sign for THAT

      2:09
    • 146. Learn | Sign for THEIR

      3:33
    • 147. Learn | Sign for THEY

      2:45
    • 148. Learn | Sign for THINK

      0:54
    • 149. Learn | Sign for TIME

      1:41
    • 150. Learn | Sign for UNDERSTAND

      1:49
    • 151. Learn | Sign for WAIT

      1:41
    • 152. Learn | Sign for WE

      1:31
    • 153. Sign | Group 11 Signs ⏲ 4s

      2:55
    • 154. Understand | Group 11 Signs

      2:04
    • 155. Explore | Group 12 Signs

      0:51
    • 156. Learn | Sign for WHAT

      1:33
    • 157. Learn | Sign for WHEN

      1:49
    • 158. Learn | Sign for WHERE

      1:19
    • 159. Learn | Sign for WHICH

      1:12
    • 160. Learn | Sign for WHO

      1:40
    • 161. Learn | Sign for WHY

      1:52
    • 162. Learn | Sign for WITH

      1:26
    • 163. Learn | Sign for WOMAN

      1:02
    • 164. Learn | Sign for WORD

      1:20
    • 165. Learn | Sign for YES

      1:35
    • 166. Sign | Group 12 Signs ⏲ 4s

      2:48
    • 167. Understand | Group 12 Signs

      1:55
    • 168. Practice | Groups 10-12 Test

      2:29
    • 169. Sign | Groups 10-12 Signs ⏲ 4s

      7:54
    • 170. Understand | Groups 10-12 Signs

      5:52
    • 171. Practice | Test Format

      2:26
    • 172. Sign | Test 1 ⏲ 4s

      7:14
    • 173. Sign | Test 2 ⏲ 4s

      6:57
    • 174. Sign | Test 3 ⏲ 4s

      7:17
    • 175. Sign | Test 4 ⏲ 4s

      7:01
    • 176. Practice | Test Format

      1:51
    • 177. Understand | Test 1

      5:40
    • 178. Understand | Test 2

      5:35
    • 179. Understand | Test 3

      5:20
    • 180. Understand | Test 4

      5:21
    • 181. Conclusion & Thank You

      0:14
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About This Class

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IN THIS COURSE, you’re going to learn to sign and understand one hundred and twenty (120) basic signs in American Sign Language (ASL). The signs are divided into twelve groups of ten words. Each sign has its own video where students can learn and practice. Each section has its own review and testing where students can demonstrate their signing and recognition skills. As the course progresses, the review becomes more advanced and includes testing for three (3) groups at once. At the end, students are tested on ALL one hundred and twenty (120) signs learned throughout the course.

*** This course is designed to INCLUDE 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 and understand one hundred and twenty (120) basic signs in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Group 1 signs: # 0-5, # 6-10, ABOUT, AFTER, AGAIN, ALL, ALWAYS, AND, ARRIVE, ASL
  • Group 2 signs: BAD, BEAUTIFUL, BEFORE, BEST, BIG, BOY, CAN, CAN’T, CLASS, CLOSE
  • Group 3 signs: COLD, DAD, DAY, DEAF, DIFFERENT, DONE, DRINK, EAT, EVERYDAY, EXCUSE ME
  • Group 4 signs: FAMILY, FINE, FINGERSPELL, FOOD, FOR, FRIEND, FROM, GIRL, GIVE, GO TO
  • Group 5 signs: GOOD, HANDSOME, HAPPEN, HAPPY, HAVE, HE/SHE/IT, HEARING, HELLO, HELP, HER/HIS
  • Group 6 signs: HOME, HOT, HOW, HUNGRY, I ~ YOU, IF, LEARN, LIKE, LITTLE, LOVE
  • Group 7 signs: MAN, MAYBE, MEET, MOM, MORE, MORNING, MOST, MY ~ YOUR, NAME, NEED
  • Group 8 signs: NICE, NIGHT, NO, NOT, NOW, OKAY, OPEN, OUR, PAPER, PEOPLE
  • Group 9 signs: PICTURE, PLAY, PLEASE, PROBLEM, READ, SAD, SAME, SCHOOL, SEE, SENTENCE
  • Group 10 signs: SHARE, SIT, SLEEP, SOMETIMES, SOON, SORRY, STOP, STUDENT, TAKE, TALK
  • Group 11 signs: TEACHER, THANK YOU, THAT, THEIR, THEY, THINK, TIME, UNDERSTAND, WAIT, WE
  • Group 12 signs: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHICH, WHO, WHY, WITH, WOMAN, WORD, YES
  • Students will learn signs individually to ensure comprehension, correct hand shape, and hand position
  • Students will be tested on their ability to sign and understand ALL material taught in the course

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AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:

  • Students will be able to correctly sign one hundred and twenty (120) basic ASL signs.
  • Students will be able to understand and recognize all of the one hundred and twenty (120) signs.
  • Students will have a large vocabulary of signs to use when interacting with the Deaf community.
  • Students will feel more confident as they continue improving their ASL skills.

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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 a large group of fundamental and basic signs in American Sign Language. Students will learn one hundred and twenty (120) of the most common signs used 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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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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