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ASL | The ABCs + Fingerspelling Mania | American Sign Language

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Lessons in This Class

147 Lessons (11h 48m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

    • 2. ASL Info | Use Your Dominant Hand

    • 3. Explore A-F

    • 4. Learn A

    • 5. Learn B

    • 6. Learn C

    • 7. Learn D

    • 8. Learn E

    • 9. Learn F

    • 10. Practice A-F

    • 11. Fingerspell A-F

    • 12. Understand A-F

    • 13. Explore G-M

    • 14. Learn G

    • 15. Learn H

    • 16. Learn I

    • 17. Learn J

    • 18. Learn K

    • 19. Learn L

    • 20. Learn M

    • 21. Practice G-M

    • 22. Fingerspell G-M

    • 23. Understand G-M

    • 24. Practice A-M

    • 25. Explore Test Format

    • 26. Fingerspell A-M ⏲ 3s

    • 27. Understand A-M

    • 28. Explore N-T

    • 29. Learn N

    • 30. Learn O

    • 31. Learn P

    • 32. Learn Q

    • 33. Learn R

    • 34. Learn S

    • 35. Learn T

    • 36. Practice N-T

    • 37. Fingerspell N-T

    • 38. Understand N-T

    • 39. Practice A-T

    • 40. Explore Test Format

    • 41. Fingerspell A-T ⏲ 3s

    • 42. Understand A-T

    • 43. Explore Letters U-Z

    • 44. Learn U

    • 45. Learn V

    • 46. Learn W

    • 47. Learn X

    • 48. Learn Y

    • 49. Learn Z

    • 50. Practice U-Z

    • 51. Fingerspell U-Z

    • 52. Understand U-Z

    • 53. Practice A-Z

    • 54. Explore Test Format

    • 55. Fingerspell A-Z ⏲ 3s

    • 56. Understand A-Z

    • 57. ASL Info | Practice Makes Improvement

    • 58. Practice Full Alphabet No Text

    • 59. Practice ABCs Turtle Speed

    • 60. Practice ABCs Rabbit Speed

    • 61. Practice ABCs Bird Speed

    • 62. Practice ABCs Rocket Speed

    • 63. Practice Alphabet Song

    • 64. Practice Alphabet Sentence

    • 65. Explore ASL Life Quotes

    • 66. ASL Alphabet Chart

    • 67. Quote #1 Decipher

    • 68. Quote #1 Letter Practice

    • 69. Quote #2 Decipher

    • 70. Quote #2 Letter Practice

    • 71. Quote #3 Decipher

    • 72. Quote #3 Letter Practice

    • 73. Quote #4 Decipher

    • 74. Quote #4 Letter Practice

    • 75. Quote #5 Decipher

    • 76. Quote #5 Letter Practice

    • 77. Explore 5 Fingerspelling Rules

    • 78. Fingerspelling Rule #1

    • 79. Fingerspelling Rule #2

    • 80. Fingerspelling Rule #3

    • 81. Fingerspelling Rule #4

    • 82. Fingerspelling Rule #5

    • 83. Fingerspell 2 Letters

    • 84. Understand 2 Letters Slow

    • 85. Understand 2 Letters Fast

    • 86. Fingerspell Acronyms

    • 87. Understand Acronyms Slow

    • 88. Understand Acronyms Fast

    • 89. Fingerspell 3 Letters

    • 90. Understand 3 Letters Slow

    • 91. Understand 3 Letters Fast

    • 92. Fingerspell 4 Letters

    • 93. Understand 4 Letters Slow

    • 94. Understand 4 Letters Fast

    • 95. Fingerspell 5 Letters

    • 96. Understand 5 Letters Slow

    • 97. Understand 5 Letters Fast

    • 98. ASL Tip | Fingerspell Everything!

    • 99. Fingerspell 6 Letters

    • 100. Understand 6 Letters Slow

    • 101. Understand 6 Letters Fast

    • 102. Fingerspell 7 Letters

    • 103. Understand 7 Letters Slow

    • 104. Understand 7 Letters Fast

    • 105. Fingerspell 8 Letters

    • 106. Understand 8 Letters Slow

    • 107. Understand 8 Letters Fast

    • 108. ASL Tip | Apostrophes

    • 109. Fingerspell Popular Brands

    • 110. Understand Popular Brands Slow

    • 111. Understand Popular Brands Fast

    • 112. Review Fingerspelling Rules

    • 113. Fingerspelling Rule #5

    • 114. Fingerspell Celebrity Names

    • 115. Understand Celebrity Names Slow

    • 116. Understand Celebrity Names Fast

    • 117. Fingerspell Famous Places

    • 118. Understand Famous Places Slow

    • 119. Understand Famous Places Fast

    • 120. Fingerspell Popular Movies

    • 121. Understand Popular Movies Slow

    • 122. Understand Popular Movies Fast

    • 123. Fingerspell Vehicles

    • 124. Understand Vehicles Slow

    • 125. Understand Vehicles Fast

    • 126. ASL Tip | Embracing Mistakes

    • 127. Explore 3 Or More Words

    • 128. Fingerspell Famous Real Names

    • 129. Understand Real Names Slow

    • 130. Understand Real Names Fast

    • 131. ASL Info | Sentences With Fingerspelling

    • 132. Learn & Practice Sentences #1

    • 133. Sign Sentences #1 ⏲ 15s

    • 134. Understand Sentences #1

    • 135. Learn & Practice Sentences #2

    • 136. Sign Sentences #2 ⏲ 15s

    • 137. Understand Sentences #2

    • 138. Learn & Practice Sentences #3

    • 139. Sign Sentences #3 ⏲ 15s

    • 140. Understand Sentences #3

    • 141. Learn & Practice Sentences #4

    • 142. Sign Sentences #4 ⏲ 15s

    • 143. Understand Sentences #4

    • 144. Learn & Practice Sentences #5

    • 145. Sign Sentences #5 ⏲ 15s

    • 146. Understand Sentences #5

    • 147. Review & Conclusion

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About This Class


IN THIS COURSE, you’re going to first learn the ASL alphabet with lots of review and fun activities. Next, you’ll learn the five (5) fingerspelling rules and fingerspell common letter combinations, acronyms, and single words up to eight (8) letters in length. After that, you’ll learn how to correctly fingerspell multiple words. You’ll get LOTS of practice fingerspelling and understanding celebrity names, famous places, vehicles, and popular movies.


Next, you’ll get hands-on experience with real world fingerspelling skills. You’ll learn to sign complete sentences that mix fingerspelling and vocabulary signs. We’ll teach you handshape, hand position, and hand movement for each vocabulary sign with lots of repetition and practice.


Throughout the course, there is LOTS of review and testing. We do review in two parts: 1) signing and 2) understanding (2 speeds). To make the learning process smoother, the understanding review has two speeds: slow and fast. As you become comfortable with the slower speed, you can level up to the faster speed.

*** This course is designed to INCLUDE complete beginners without any sign language experience.



  • Students will learn the ASL alphabet with the letters divided into smaller groups and continual review.
  • Students will learn each individual letter with detailed explanations to guarantee understanding.
  • Students will view each ASL letter from multiple angles to ensure precise hand and finger positioning.
  • Students will participate in fun activities to memorize, increase speed, and improve finger fluency.
  • Students will learn and apply the five (5) fingerspelling rules to improve communication efficiency.
  • Students will fingerspell and understand common letter combinations, acronyms, and single words up to eight (8) letters in length.
  • Students will learn to fingerspell and understand names, movies, places, and vehicles with multiple words.
  • Students will learn to mix fingerspelling and signing to communicate complete sentences in ASL.
  • Students will be tested on their ability to sign and understand individual letters, the entire ASL alphabet, single words, multiple words, and full sentences.
  • Students will build confidence and gain hands-on experience as they prepare for fingerspelling and signing with other ASL signers.



  • Students will have a high level of fluency in signing and understanding the ASL alphabet letters.
  • Students will understand and be able to correctly apply the five (5) fingerspelling rules.
  • Students will be able to fingerspell and understand letter combinations, single words, and multiple words.
  • Students will be able to fingerspell smoothly and quickly with confidence.
  • Students will have hands-on experience with complete sentences which combine fingerspelling and signing.
  • Students will be more enthusiastic and self-confident as they sign with members of the Deaf community.



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



What is the main focus of this course?

  • This course focuses on becoming proficient with the ASL alphabet and fingerspelling in American Sign Language. Students will build confidence and gain hands-on experience as they prepare for fingerspelling and signing with other signers and members of the Deaf community.

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

  • No. This course is designed to include 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 review and testing sections where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their ASL signing and recognition skills.



  • 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). 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 serve the Deaf community. 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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1. Course Introduction: This course is all about the ASL alphabet, the ABCs and finger spelling like crazy. First you're going to learn the alphabet in sections. You'll learn a group of letters have reviewed and the other group of letters have review, then have extra review that covers only the letters you've learned up to that point. That's how we'll advance through the alphabet after you've learned the entire alphabet will have finger fluency activities. Now these are fun exercises to really solidify the letters in your brain and be able to sign whatever letter whenever you need it. Oh, okay. Then we get into the purpose of this course. Fingers spelling. Yes, Fingers spelling. We're going to cover the five fingers spelling rules. Then we'll jump into common letter combinations, acronyms, three-letter words, four-letter words, 5678 letter words, single words. Then we'll do multiple words. We're going to finger spell celebrity names, landmarks, car making models, movies to get lots of practice. After that, we're going to boost your real-world skills. Because when you get out there in the real-world, it's actually a mix between finger spelling and signing. So I'm going to teach you some signs and shape him positioned him motion. And we're going to mix them in with finger spelling to do complete sentences. Lots of practice. Okay, throughout this course, we're going to have to part review. That means signing were used sign and also an understanding part understanding where I'm going to be signing and you figure out what am I signing. Okay, this course is going to prepare you and give you a real-world skills to get out there and sign in fingerspell with real people. Okay, enjoy, have fun, and let's do it. 2. ASL Info | Use Your Dominant Hand: When learning the ABCs, students often ask, which hand should I use? Well, here is your answer. Use your dominant hand. For example, mean I'm right-handed. I write with my right hand, I E with my right hand, I throw with my right hand. So it's natural for me to fingerspell and sign with my right hand as my dominant hand. All right. Now, if you're left, do you write with your left hand? Do everything with your left hand. Go ahead and finger spell in, sign with your left hand. If you're ambidextrous, you do things equally you're able to do with both hands. Well, first off, I'm jealous, but you have to choose one because the idea is to be consistent, right? So pick one hand in, sign with it. Alright, Once again, I'm right-handed. Swell. Throughout this course I'll be Fingers spelling, signing using my right hand as my dominant hand. Okay. This was some ASL information. Let's jump in and get started. 3. Explore A-F: Okay, it's time to learn letters a through F. Now you're going to eventually learn the full alphabet, but I find it useful to divide it up into chunks so it sticks in your brain. So we're going to focus in this section on the letters a through F. All right, let's jump in. Let's do it. 4. Learn A: Here is the letter a. Yes, there it is. So how do we make it? Well, let's start like this nice open hand. Bring your fingers together now disband them down. Now your thumb put it in tight alongside voila. Just like that. We have an a. A. All right. Let's do it again. Like this. Fingers together, bring them down, thumb tiding along the side. You don't want to leave that hanging out there bringing tiding along the side. Okay, So let's sign a2 times sine with me, fingerspell with me. There we go. A a okay. Quick review. Open hand, fingers together, bring them down. Thumb alongside. There it is. That's an a. Okay. We just talked about how to sign a. 5. Learn B: Here's how we assign b. Okay, so how do we make it? Let's start like this. Fingers apart. Bring the printers together. Now take your thumb and we're just going to curve it down in front, right. So we have a b, just like in the picture, bringer see other, curve it down in front. You can see it from the side there. That's a B. Alright, so let's sign it together. We're going to be 2 times b. B. Now you may see be signed and alternate way like this, right? So basically it's just a flat hand in this alternate way and the thumb stays alongside. This is often called the open B. Now we're going to be signing it consistently like this in the picture where we take our thumb and we put it in front. Okay, so quick review. Collectives, fingers together, thumb in front. This is how we are going to be signing beat throughout this course. We just talked about how to sign B. 6. Learn C: Here is the letter C. Right? Now, how do we make it? Well, we'll start here, fingers altogether now curve everything down. So we actually have a C shape. This is a great one, very easy to remember. So we have C is rotated there so you can see it. We have a C. You're going to sign a C all by itself. Just go like this. See, all right, let's do a two times sine with me. Let's do C. C. C, okay? You may see that some people's sinus see more straight on like this. They still have that C handshape, but the tips of the fingers are pointing straight forward, right? That's an alternate way. You may see it. Same handshape just pointing forward. Some people may come way over like this. So you can see the complete see like Pac-Man, right? See, I'm kind of in the middle when I sign it so consistently throughout this course when I signed, see, I'll go like this. C. C again, once again, how do we do it? Quick review, like this fingers together, curve it down and actually make the shape of a C. Okay, we just talked about how to sign, see. 7. Learn D: Here is the letter d. Okay, so how do you make a DIY while it starts like this open hand, we're going to take our last three fingers and put them together, take the tips of those fingers and come down and touch the tip of our thumb. Right? So we have the rounded part in there. Alright. And reliever index finger is pointing straight up, so that is a D. All right. Once again, like this last three fingers bring him down and touch the tip of your thumb, right? We have a D rotated here, Korea. Okay. So if I sign a, C, a D, O by itself, I just go like this. D. Okay, so sine with me, sign with me. All right, let's do a D, two times. D. D. Okay. Now like in the picture you may see some people who sign it D words straight on. So you can't look through the whole right, you can't see it. It's just straight on like that. When I sign in, you'll also see these wells very common is to tilt it, turn it just a little bit. So it looks like that. You may see some people turn it completely like that, right either way the handshape is the same. It's just how far they twisted or they tilted, right. Some people go like this. D Other people like me who go like this. Dy. Okay, quick review. How do we make it go like this last three fingers together, tips to those fingers down and touch the bottom. Yes, we have a D. All right. We just talked about how to sign the letter. D. 8. Learn E: Here's the sign for E. Okay, so how do we make it? Well, let's go back to our base handshape. We're gonna put our fingers together, the tips of the fingers, we're going to curve them down and bring them in, right? So rotate there so you can see we have an E, once again, e, right? If you sign it all by itself, just like this, e, okay? So sine with me, Let's do E two times. E. E, Okay? Now you may notice the more you sign, the more deaf people you meet that many people also sign in e like this. All right, So I sign like this. That's how I grew up in and around the Deaf Community sign-in it E, you'll also see it very commonly like this. So what's the difference? Well, basically just the tips of the fingers are coming down to touch the thumb. Right. So you see me like this. You also see an E like this. They're thinking, well, why is there a difference? Well, just think in spoken English, people in one part of the country, say something or describe something a certain way, the other people, another part of the country have the same exact thing, but they use different words to describe it. Now the difference between this and this is not too big. Just keep in mind that you may see it. Because assistant throughout this course I'm going to be signing E like this. So I won't becoming down and touching the thumb. But keep in mind that many people do sign-in e like that grape. So I'll be sign it like this. Quick review how we make it go like this. Fingers the other curve, the top parts down, bring the thumb in there. We have an E. Yes. We just talked about how to sign ie. 9. Learn F: Here's how we sign an F. F, Okay, so how do we make it? Well, I'll start like this index finger and our thumb, we're going to put the tips together, right? Just touch the tips and then have this opening right here, right? Okay, so let's take a look at the f. The other three fingers is sticking straight up, spread apart. So we have F. If you sign it all by itself, just go like this. F, Okay, so sine with me, Let's do f two times. F. F. Okay, something to keep in mind. You may have seen apps sign like this. Fingers are not spread apart. The three fingers up here, there are together. Now it's very common I've seen on our alphabet charts to have those fingers together. Even though in everyday use I usually see people signing f like this. So just keep in mind, people might sign an app like this to be consistent throughout this course, I will be signing in f like this, right? With the fingers spread apart, just like in the picture. F. Okay. Quick review of how to make an F there like that. Index finger and the thumb bring it down, touch the tips. We have an F. That's it. Okay. We just talked about how to sign f. 10. Practice A-F: Okay, so you just learn the letters a through F. Now it makes sense to practice the letters a through F. So sine with me, we're just going to go through a few times. It will speed up bit by bit. Here we go. Sign with me. Lots of practice. Get it in there. In your brain. There we go. A, B, C, D, E, F. Okay, let's do it again a little bit quicker. Let's do it. A, B, C, D, E, F. Okay, one last time, even quicker. Let's do it. Sign with me. A, B, C, D, E, F. All right, now do you wanna do more practice on your own and speed up even more, more power to you. Okay, So we just did some practice for the letters a through F. Wonderful. 11. Fingerspell A-F: Okay, it's time for you to finger spell the letters a through F, right? So what's going to happen? Suddenly, a letter's going to show up, It's going to pop up just the text version. All right, Now I'm going to pause for a moment and it's your job to sign the letter. The whole idea is that you sign it before I show you the answer and I'll sign it as well. All right, so it's going to make more sense when we do it. So let's just get started. I need you to sign this. Okay. Here's the answer. In 321. It's an E. Yes, it's an E. Okay. So that's how it works. Letter pops up. I'll pause while I'm pausing, you sign a letter, try to beat me to the answer, Okay. The answer in 321. B? Yes, it is. All right. Next one. There you go. Here's the answer. 3, 2, 1, f. Yes, it's an F. How do we sign this? Answer? 3, 2, 1. All right, I gotta love the sea because it just looks like a C. Very straightforward. The answer 3, 2, 1, a, that's right, that's right. Here we go. 321 D, Yes, it's a D. 3, 2, 1. It's a B. B, three to one. It's an a, right? Okay. So keep in mind if you need more time to figure out the letter, just pause the video. Knowers 3, 2, 1, e. Yes, it's an aim. 321. D. 321. It's an F. Yes, it's an F. Three to one. Sea. Loved the C. Okay. Just like that, we went through and we fingers spelled all the letters a through F, random order. And we need to do it again, review and get it to stick in your brain. Wonderful. Okay, let's move forward. 12. Understand A-F: Okay, it's time for you to understand the letters a through F. Now we're talking recognition, right? It's wonderful to be able to sign, but it's even more wonderful if you can sign in, understand when someone signing to you. Okay, So how does it work? Well, you've learned these letters already, so in a moment you're going to see a hand in, you'll see minus, well, I'll do it along with it. You choose from the buffet of options. What do you see, what's in the picture and what am I signing? Vape. So let's do it. All right. So what am I signing? What's in the picture? Right Here's the answer in 321. Right? It's an F, it's an error. Again. So see how it works. You have that buffet of options. Hand's going to show up, I'll sign it as well, and you choose what you see. You recognize, understand. Here we go. 3, 2, 1, It's a D. Yes, of course. 321. Be lovely. Be three to one. It's an a. Yes. Three, 21. It's an E. What is it? Three 21? It's an a 3, 2, 1, c 3, 2, 1. It's any three to one. Another. F Three, 21. It's a B. 321. It's a c, 3, 2, 1. It's a D. Yes. Okay. Well, we just did recognition exercise and understanding exercise for the letters a through F. We need to repeat, go nuts. 13. Explore G-M: Time to learn letters G through m. Now you've already learned letters a through F. Now we're going to jump to the next chunk, which is G through m. So what are we waiting for? Let's do it. 14. Learn G: Here's how we assign the letter G. Now you're thinking, well, that looks different than the picture. Well, it's the same handshape, but the picture is showing you the view from your own eyes like I'm looking down, right? We don't sign in like this because it's really uncomfortable and ineffective. We will sign it like this. G. Okay, so let's talk about how do we form the handshape? Well, the shortcut way is to go like this. Pretend you're measuring something or you're talking to somebody. Was this thick, the book was this thick. The handshape is right there. Just take it and rotate it forward. Magically we have a GI G. If we want the long version, Mickey, go like this. Okay, take the last three fingers, put them down, use the thumb and index finger and we're just going to you're going to pinch something, turn it forward, make sure there's a gap right there. Turn a forward that's a G. G. It's all by itself. You just sign a G will go like this. G. Remember, we're not going to go like this because it really uncomfortable and that's not how we do it right. Now, keep in mind that you'll see a lot of alphabet charts to put the g like this. But you know, now that you don't go like this, you go like this, right? Okay, so sine with me, Let's do g two times. G, G, Okay, some extra information. You may see a GC signs like this, right? That same kind of measuring thickness handshape. But sometimes my understanding it's an older version that people don't always tilted forward, right? So you may see that out there, people still assign a G like this, like I said, is minor seen as an old man, old fashioned version. But you may see it to be consistent throughout this course. I will be signing G like this. G. G, right? Quick review. Pretend you're measuring the thickness of something right now, just turn that handshape forward. That is a G. Okay? We talked about how to sign G. Right now I want to mention one more time. This view is from your eyes, your eyes looking at your hand, don't sign it like this. Your arm's going to go nuts, go crazy. Sign like this. G. Okay. 15. Learn H: Here is a sign for eight. That's right. This is another letter in the alphabet chart where they show you your view from your eyes, right? So you don't go like this. You're not going to do that, just doesn't work. Okay? So let's talk about how we form an H star like this. Pull your fingers together. Now we're going to take the last two pinkie ring finger, put them down, take your thumb and just laid in there and right next to your ring finger, right? Right below your middle finger, right. Take that hand shape, turn it forward so the fingertips are pointing out to the side and you're showing people the back of your hand and that's 8. 8. You may see people that go like this a little bit or down a little bit. But the idea is to get those fingers more or less horizontal age. If you sign an H all by itself, you just go like this. H. Okay? So sine with me, Let's do it two times. Here we go. H eight. All right, quick review once again, start like this. Springer. See other pinkie ring finger down, take your thumb and just put it next to your ring finger. All right. Take that tilted forward because you know that we don't sign it like this, right. Picture shows you, but that's showing you the wonderful handshape from the inside, from your eyes, your point of view? Well, when we sign, it will go like this. 88. Okay, fabulous. We just talked about how to sign age. 16. Learn I: Let's talk about the letter I. Yes, lot of pinky going on here. So how do we form the handshape? Well, start like this. Take the middle three fingers, bend them down. All right. Take your thumb, curl in front and leave your pinky toe pointing straight up. That's an eye. If you sign it, all by itself is going to be like this. Hi. All right, take a look at that handshape. There we are. I so sine with me. Let's do an I two times. I i okay. Quick review. Start like this middle three fingers, bend them down, thumb wrapped around in front. There's our eye just to pinky sticking up. I know makes sure to wrap your thumb around because if you don't wrap your thumb, that's actually a different letter and we'll cover that in a bit. So wrap that around that that pinky sticking up there and that is an I? Yeah. Okay. We just talked about how to sign. I. 17. Learn J: Here is a sign board j. Okay, now the handshape should look familiar. It's just an eye. All right. How do you make an eye? Well, start like this middle three fingers, put them down, wrap that DOM around. We have the pinky sticking up. And just like the arrow over there in the picture, we're just gonna do a loop in the form of a j, j, J, right? There's no need to be this huge motion just like a nice like you're going to dip your, the tip of your pinkie in the cream and whatever. J. J, we're going to assign a j all by itself, just go like this. J, okay, sign with me. Let's do it two times. J. J. Maybe a memory reminder could be that you have a glass of juice or a couple of do's, and you're just going to dip, dip your pinky in and then you're going to taste it, right? That could be a way to help remember the j for j. Okay, quick review. The hand shape is the same as the letter i. How to make it go like this, middle three fingers down, wrap that DOM in front. Now just do a DJ, trace a J in the air, j. And it's quick when I go in slow motion. Just a quick kind of jerky motion. J. Okay. We just talked about how to sign j. 18. Learn K: Here's the sign for k. Okay, so how do we form a k star like this? We're going to take our last two fingers, pinkie, ring finger, put them down. Now take our thumb. We're going to put it in between, but we're going to press against the side of our middle finger. All right, so we have a k. There we go, a k. Let's do it again. So we start like this, last two down, leave these to spread apart. Take your thumb, press against the side of your middle finger. So you're not just like sticking it in there, willy nilly, you're pressing against the side of the middle finger. That is a k. K. If you sign in k, l by itself, you just go like this. K, K. Alright, so sine with me, Let's do a k two times k, k right now as I'm signing it, I'm not really going gland here. That's kinda uncomfortable. When I'm signing the k, I'll do it from the side k. You can see that my middle finger is ahead, it's in front of my index finger. Just more natural for me that way. K feels more comfortable. K. Okay. We just talked about how to sign. 19. Learn L: Let's talk about l, write the sine por el. Now if you've ever seen anybody make the losers sign, right? Well, by golly, you know how to make an l belong way basically you start like this, put the last three fingers down and just leave your hand like that. And it even looks like an L. Wonderful. So we have L, If you sign an l by itself, just go like this. L. So sine with me, Let's do it two times. L, L, All right, so quick memory device, LPAR loser, half, There's my handshape, L. Okay. We just talked about how to sign l. 20. Learn M: Let's talk about em, right? Here's assigned for M, a star with their hand shaped like this. We're going to take our thumb and we're going to put it in between a ring finger and our pinky and then put the fingers down. Alright, so we have M, Once again, let's do it pink in there during three fingers down. Now we're going to need to make sure that we have 123 knuckles and then our thumb. If you put it over here or you put it over here, those are actually separate letters and we're focusing on M. So even in the picture, 123 fingers and then the tip of the thumb. So like that, M. M, if you just cited by itself m. Okay. Sign with me. Let's do m2 times m. M. Okay, quick review when we're starting like this, thumb's gonna go in-between the ring finger and the pinky, then you just close it up. Alright. So we have that little thumb stick out over there like the head of a turtle or something. We need 123. Very important to make sure that we're communicating. M, three fingers, 1, 2, 3 tip of the thumb, M. Okay. We just talked about how to sign em. 21. Practice G-M: Okay, let's practice signing G through M. You've learned them time to practice. Okay, so sine with me. Here we go. Nice and slow. G, H, I, J, K, L, M. Okay, good, good. So let's go a little bit quicker. Let's start back at G. There it is. Here we go. G, H, I, J, K, L M. All right, one more time. Even a little bit quicker. G H I, J, K, L, M. Okay, now I want to quick note remember on G and H, the view and the picture is showing us what we're seeing, right with our own eyes. So you don't go like this for g and for an age you don't cool like that with h, I'm going to go nice and front straight down like that in G, just like that. Okay, Good, good. We just did practice for the letters G through M. Feel free if you want to redo it, you want to change the speed of the video. Nowhere is wonderful. 22. Fingerspell G-M: It's time for you to fingerspell sign the letters G through m. So let's do some review. It's going to be similar to what we did before. For a through f, a text letter is going to pop up. I will pause for a moment. That's your cue to start signing sign a letter. Then I'll do a countdown and I'll show you the answer and all sign it to. Okay, here we go. Here's our first letter I need you to sign. Here's the answer in 321. Right? There we go. H. Now remember when we sign it would go like this when they're showing it to us in the picture is it's as if we're looking at our own hand. We're not going to sign it like that. Just uncomfortable, right? So h, next letter, 321. Right there we go with the G similar to the h. We're not going to go like then we're just going to put a strain on in front. G, 321, L, right? The L for loser, That's a nice memory device. L. L 321. We have i. Yes, a lot of pinky going on there. I, 3, 2, 1, j, right? So the hand shape is the I, right? Just do the loop and trace a j. Yes. 3, 2, 1. All right. We have m. This one is all about three knuckles are three fingers before the tip of the thumb, 1, 2, 3, m. 321. We have a k, right? K. Three to one another, L. Yes. Wonderful. 321. There we go. That's right. 3, 2, 1 I yes. With the pinky I, 321 j, j 3, 2, 1, g, g 321. We have k. That's right. Remember that dominant middle there is pressing against the middle finger, k 321 m, right? Three fingers, 123. Just like that. Okay. We just finger spell then practice doing letters G through M. Okay. 23. Understand G-M: Let's do a recognition exercise in understanding exercise for letters G through L. Okay, so here are your choices. Yes, your buffet of options. In a moment you're going to see a hand and I'm gonna do it as well. You match up what we're doing me in the picture with one of the answers, okay? I'll pause for a moment. You choose your answer, and then I'll do a countdown and show you what the answer is. There we go. Here's the first one. Here's the answer. In 321. It's an RNA. 321 h. That's right. Age. We don't sign in there, right? That's how they do an alphabet chart, which is wonderful because you can see the hand position and handshape. But when we sign it like this, h 3, 2, 1 m, yes, it's an M, three fingers and then your thumb underneath. So 123, very important, em 321, right? We have a j, right? It's hard to hold this one because it's just a quick motion. J 3, 2, 1, we have an l. It even looks like an L. Remember the memory device L for loser? I have I have the handshape. L 3, 2, 1. Yeah, it's okay. 321. It's a G, right? Similar to the h. We're not gonna do it how it is in the picture. That's just a view from our point of view of our own hand, right? But when we sign a G like this, G 321 I yep. That's an I. 321321. H. Right. Age? Three to one. It's another k. That's right. K memory. That middle finger with the thumb is going to be pressing against the middle finger. K, 321. It's an L, Of course it is 321. J, Let's write j, 3, 2, 1. It's a G. G. And just like that, we've made it through our recognition understanding exercise. Let's move forward. 24. Practice A-M: Well, here we are. You've already learned the letters a through M. Way to go. So let's do some practice. So sine with me, Let's go nice and slow and will speed up. Here we go. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H I, J, K, L, M. Welcome to okay, let's do it again a little bit quicker this time. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H I, J, K, L M. Wonderful. One last time. Even quicker. Here we go. Sign with me a, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M. Fabulous. Way to go. Way to go. Okay. We just did practice with the letters a through M. This is a nice video because we're like midway through the alphabet now, go back, repeat practice mixture. You have these letters down before you move on to the next one. Okay. 25. Explore Test Format: Let's talk about the test format because you've already learned the letters a through M, half the alphabet way to go. Now this test has two parts. We're going to have a signing part. We use sine what you see and also an understanding part where you try to understand what's on the screen, what I show you. Okay, so the first part is going to be Fingers spelling, and we're only going to focus on the letters a through M, right? Random order. Okay. So I'll show you something in what's this? Yes, I'm going to start a timer is for three seconds and it makes things more interesting. Now you can race the timer and tried to sign what you see before the timer goes up. Or you can just pause the video and go at your leisure. It's up to you. Either way. After the timer is up, I will sign the answer and also show it show it to you as well. Okay. When I'm testing, I wear my glasses and when I'm wearing my glasses, I don't talk. There won't be any sound and we're going to communicate in sign language. So I'll show you a quick example now how it works. So you won't be surprised and caught off guard when we actually start the test. Okay, here we go. Okay, So that will be the signing portion of the test. Right? So basically what happened is I went like this. You see that what's up there, right. And you sign. Right. Then we went through I showed you this and I started the timer. And when the timer is up, I showed you the answer and then I signed it as well. Okay. So that will be the fingers spelling portion where you sign. The second part of the test is understanding in this time around, there won't be a timer, but you'll have me and you'll also have a hand up on the screen. So what's going to happen is a hand without the letter, without the text will show up in. I will also make the letter as well. Now you try to take a look and you understand, try to recognize what we're assigning, what's what you're seeing. Okay. Same thing, I'll be wearing my glasses. So let's do a quick little example. Here we go. Okay, so let's review what happened. I went like this, I go I sign. You. Take a look at me. What's he doing? You try to understand, recognize what I'm signing, what's being shown to you. All right. So I put this one up and then I signed it. Right. Waited for a moment and then show you the answer. Right. Did you get it right? It's a B. Right? Okay. So we just talked about the two parts of the test, the signing part and the understanding part. In a moment, I will have my glasses on. I won't be talking No audio and the video. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to communicate in sign language. And even bigger opportunity for you to demonstrate what you've learned, the letters a through M. Okay, let's jump in. Let's do it. 28. Explore N-T: Okay, it's time to focus on and learn letters n through T. So you've already learned letters a through M, where to go. Now we're going to only focus on one subgroup, N through Z. Okay, So let's jump in, let's do it. And here we go. 29. Learn N: Here's how we assign n. Okay, Let's do the handshape star like this. We're going to take our thumb and we're going to put it in between our middle finger and our ring finger and then close it up, bring the fingers down. All right. Let's do it again. Start like this. Thumb between the middle ring finger. Pull it down. So we have 12 knuckles or we could say 12 fingers and then the thumb. Do you remember way back when when I was teaching ELM. Aha, well, M has 123 and then a thumb, but if you want to assign n, we only need to 12 and then the thumb, very important. Okay, let's take a look. So let's just take a look what the differences for m and n. So this is m. We have three fingers and then the thumb and then n, right? Just two fingers. If you sign an n all by itself, just go like this and sign with me. Let's do an n, two times n, n. All right, quick review like this. Take that therm, stick it in between the middle and ring fingers, close it up. And yes, we just talked about how to sign in. 30. Learn O: Let's talk about, oh, yes, this may be the most straightforward ASL letter. So how do we make the handshape? Well, start like this, fingers together. Now we're going to take the tips of our fingers and come down and touch the thumb. It even looks like an O. Yes, we haven't. Oh, alright. Here we go. Oh, once again, fingers together, tips down and we have an OH, you sign an O by itself. Just go like this. Oh, alright, let's sign together. Sign with meals doing 0, 2 times 0, 0, okay, some extra information. You may see some people using the same handshape, but they stay more straight on instead of going to this side. Right. So what I'm doing to the side, Let's how I sign it. You can see the opening other people, it might stay more straight on. It might go a little bit twisted the mike over here. Either way the hand shapes going to be the same. It just depends on your personal preference, how they like to hold it. Right. So to be consistent throughout, I will be signing all like this. Okay. Quick review. Like that brings together tips of the fingers all the way down. And by golly, it even looks like, oh, oh, okay, we just talked about how to assign 0. 31. Learn P: Here is the letter p. Okay, let's do the handshape. We're going to start like this. We're going to take the last two fingers, pinkie ring finger, put them down, take that thumb, press against the middle finger, this side of the middle finger. And you're thinking, Hey, this looks familiar. Yes, this is a K, the sign for the letter Kp. We're going use that same handshape and just let it drop down. So we have P. P. Now in the picture they show it to you kinda like this and that DMS little bit down but still pressed against the middle finger. I put it up there either way. When you sign that, you're not going to go like this. Just really uncomfortable once again, when you sign the P, just go like this. P. And you're going to notice I'm not really just placing it out there. I'm doing a small dropping down motion. P. P, alright, from the side so you can see it P, P. All right, we're going to sign all by itself to school like this. P sign with me, sign with me. Let's do p two times. P. P. Okay, quick review. Handshape is that's writes a letter K or the long way you could say last two fingers down, DM, pressed against the inside part of the middle finger. Notice dropped it down. P. Okay, good, good. We just talked about how to sign p. 32. Learn Q: Here's how we assign q. Okay, now the hand shape, let's do it a couple of ways. You remember how to sign a G. A, G, a ha, well that is the same handshape for a queue. It's just rotated down. So let's review how to do a queue or the handshape or G and Q, it says same, just go like this, like you're seeing, the book is this thick and it was wonderful as a thick book. That's your handshape, right? Take your hand shape and just put it right there, so the tips of the fingers are pointing down. So we have Q. We want to do it the long way we go like this. We're going to take last three fingers, put them down, use your index finger and our thumb. We're going to close it up like we're going to pinch something but just leave an opening, take that handshape and just pointed down. So we have q. You sign it all by yourself. Just go like this. Q. Now in the picture, they show it to you like this, right? But once again, like GHP, some of the other letters, we don't sign it, how they show you in the picture because it's just really uncomfortable. However, I do like the pictures because it's really easy to see your handshape, right? But just keep in mind when you sign p all by itself, just go or q, when you sign queue all by itself, go like this. Q. Alright. So a sign with me, Let's do it two times. Q. Q. Right. Quick review. Handshape is like a thick book, something like that. You're measuring this, put it right there, tips pointing down. Q. Okay. We just talked about how this sign queue. 33. Learn R: Let's talk about are, okay and easy way to remember the hand shape is you're crossing your fingers because you really want to get the raise or you want to get the promotion, you really hope something's happening. I'm holding two r's. Yes. Or if you like crossing your fingers behind your back, that's the R handshape. Pay the long way. We'll explain it. Start like this. Last two fingers down, pinky ring finger down. Now take your index finger, put it in front of your middle finger and you're just crossed and take that thumb, put it on top of your middle finger. What an explanation. But it's easier just to go. I'm hoping, I'm hoping, but that is an r, right? We'll do it once again, nice and slow. All right, so we have an r. There we go. Take a look at it. If you send it out by itself, just go like this. Are okay. Sign with me. Let's do an AR, 2 times r. R, right? Quick review. Remember, you're hoping something's going to happen. That's the handshape for an r, right? One week like their last two down cross thumb on top of the middle finger are okay. We just talked about how to sign. Are. 34. Learn S: Here's how we assign S. Okay, a nice, easy way to remember this is that an S is just a fist. So if you like, put up your dukes, your bar arcsine while I'm holding two Ss? Yes. Take one of those fists and just put it right here, right along way. We're going to like this fingers together, bring them all down dominant front and just put it right there. So palm facing forward, just like in the picture. Let's take a look. Is just the best. That's all it is. Signed by itself. Go like this. S okay. Sign with me. Let's do ES 2 times S. S. Okay. Quick review and S is just a fist, right? Just like that. Go S. We just talked about how to sign s. 35. Learn T: Here is the sign for t. Okay, let's talk about the handshape. We're going to go like this. Take your thumb and put it in between your index finger and your middle finger and close it up. Okay. So it's very important. You just have one finger and then the thumb. Right now we keep going back to this. Very important because if you put two fingers over, It's what, It's an n, right? If you do three fingers over, It's what? It's an M. We don't want those were focusing on t. So just do one finger, right once again, like that. Close it up. One finger then a thumb. So we have a t. T. You sign it all by itself. Just go like this. T. Okay. Sign with me. Let's do it two times. T. T, right? Quick review like this. Dom in-between, index and middle finger. Close it up. That's a t, right? Remember one finger and then the thumb. Very important if you want to indicate sine a t. Good. Okay, we just talked about how to sine t. 36. Practice N-T: Let's do some practice for the letters n through t. So a sign with me, we're just gonna go straight through and through T and we'll speed up as we go. We'll repeat a few times. Here we go. N O P, Q R, S, T. Just like that tiny repeat, we're going to speed up a little bit. Let's do it. N O, P, Q, R, S, T. Yes, and one last time, even quicker. Let's do it. In O, P, Q, R, S, T. Wonderful, right? So we did practice four letters in through ti. Repeat as much as you need to. You can change the speed of the video. You want a faster, slower or whatever. I would urge you, make sure you get those letters before I move forward. Okay. Here we go. 37. Fingerspell N-T: All right, Let's review and have you fingerspell the letters N through Z are only going to focus on end through t. So you're going to sign what you see, a text letters going to pop up. And then I'll pause for a moment and you try to sign it before I do a count down and show you the answer. Okay, here we go. Only the letters in through T random order. Here's the answer, 321321. Yes, our 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1 p, right? So don't sign it like that and we're gonna just put it there straight forward, drop it down. P.sit. 3, 2, 1 t Yes. 3, 2, 1 q, let's write q. 321. It's in all the most straightforward letter, O, 3, 2, 1, r. That's right. 3, 2, 1 q. Yes. 321. Little drop in motion, p.sit. 3 2 1 s That's right. 321321321. And yes. Okay. So quick review. We had an n and we had a t in there. So remember, T is just one finger, then a thumb, and an n is going to be two fingers and then a thumb and three fingers is what? An m? Yes, that's right. Okay. So we just did signing practice for letters end through t. Sounds good. 38. Understand N-T: All right, Let's do recognition practice, or we could say understanding practice for the letters N through Z. Okay, So here is your choice of options, your buffet. In a moment you're going to see a hand and I'll do the hand shape 2 and you match it up with the answer, the correct answer. Okay, here we go. Three, 21. It's an S. 3, 2, 1, 0 courses. 3, 2, 1, q. Alright, so remember we're not sign it how it is in the picture. The picture is wonderful. Shows us the handshape. When we sign the queue. Just put it right here, straight on Q 321. Now it's a T 3, 2, 1 n, of course, 321. It's an AR 3, 2, 1 p. Okay, so once again, we're not signing like that. We'll put it right here. There is a small dropping down motion p.sit. Good. Good. 321. Yes, it's an O. 321. Q 3, 2, 1, It's an r. That's right. 3, 2, 1. It's a T. Three 21, It's an S. Three 21. It's a PI. 321. It's an N. Yes. Lots of practice. Okay. So we just did it understanding exercise for letters in through t. Now it may seem, seem kinda monotonous. We're doing the same thing over and over, but I promise you it's like it sticks it in your brain, makes it more concrete. So later on it just comes back because we're doing so much repetition. You get muscle memory activity and it just, it all links together. Okay, Let's move forward. 39. Practice A-T: Can you believe it? You've already learned the letters a through TEA. Way to go. Now let's do some practice is to the whole series A0 through t. So we're going to assign together, sign with me, right? We'll go nice and slow through the whole series and we'll speed up when we repeat. Right here we go. A B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T. Well done. Well done. All right, let's do it again. We're going to speed up a little bit. Here we go. A B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T, right? One more time. Even quicker. Here we go. A B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T. Okay, so go back and repeat as much as you need. It's nice to get the A-series because it just locks it into our brain. Practice, practice, practice makes perfection, know it makes improvement because we can always improve and get better. Okay, So it is good practice for letters a through D, the whole series. I like it. 40. Explore Test Format: You know, it, it's time for testing. So let's explore the test format for letters a through T. Two part test, one part you will sign you sign a letter. You see in the second part you try to understand the letter U, C. Okay, so the first part, fingerspell, we're just going to focus on letters a through Z, a random order, of course, we'd have a timer is for three seconds. Yes, just like before. Okay. So a letter is going to pop up, something like this, right? I'll start the timer, the timer will run. That's your time to sign whatever the letter is after the timer is up, then I'll show you the answer in. I will sign it to, right. Good, good. And the second part, the understanding part, we're not going to have a timer, which you'll have me right in. I'm going to show you a sign, just the hand shape. And I'll do it too. And I'll pause for a moment, take a moment, I'll sign it again. And you say aloud what the letter is. And then I'll show you the answer. Okay, so that's what we're gonna do. That's the test format. Two parts use sine what you see, and also you try to understand what you see, right? Let's jump in. One more thing. You know it when I do testing, I'll be wearing my glasses. And when I put on my glasses, I won't be talking will communicate in sign language, no audio. All right. Let's do it. 43. Explore Letters U-Z: Okay, time to learn letters you through Z. Now you've already learned letters a through T. But how we do it is in small chunks, right? So we're really going to focus on letters, you through Z. Here we go. Let's get started. 44. Learn U: Here is a u. Okay. The hand-shaped or like this. Last two fingers, pinkie, ring finger down, middle finger, index finger going to stay tied together. Now the thumbs going to wrap around and rest on top of the ring finger, right? Like that. Right. Let's do it again. Last two down. These two together tied together and thumb on top of them. Ring finger OR gates. We have u. If we sign a U, R by itself, we go like this. You, you sign with me. Let's do you two times. U u. Quick review like this. Last two down, these two together, very important, tied together, wraparound you. Okay, We just talked about how to sign you. 45. Learn V: Here's how we assign v. Okay, it looks stunningly similar to Peace man right piece. Or we could also say the number two to two fingers up to something, right? How do we make the handshape start like this last two pinkie ring finger down. Now the index finger and the middle finger are going to stay separated, spread apart, take that thumb rapid ramp or on top of the ring finger. And you have v p sine, v u sine of B, all by itself, It's B. Okay? Now if you close it up, what does it become? It's a U, right? We don't want to you here, we want to be so make sure they're spread apart. All right, so sign with me. Let's do a v two times. V. V, right? Quick review, distinct piece, man. Piece. That's your V to V handshape. Right long way. Last two down. Those to spread apart, been wrapped around and V. Okay. We just talked about how to sign the letter V. 46. Learn W: This is how we assign w. Okay, Let's do the hand shape. We're just going to use our pinky and our thumb. The other three fingers are going to stay straight up. Alright, now we're gonna take the DOM and we're basically pinning down, we can say holding down our pinky finger, the small finger, right? So like this, grab down, push it down with your thumb and you have a w, a ww. Take a look. It's a w. May feel a little bit uncomfortable at first, but the more practice will become nice and smooth. If you sign it all by itself, it looks like this. W, okay, sign with me, Let's do W2 times W. W. All right, quick review, starting like this, take the thumb pin down the pinky finger and leave the other three straight up at your W. Okay. We just talked about how to sign W. 47. Learn X: Here is a letter X. Okay, The first thing, easiest way to remember this is think of Captain Hook. Yes, the pirate or right? So you have your index finger, you just put it down. There is your hook, right? The long way will go like this. With the last three down, wrap your thumb around parent, you have that index finger pointing. Now, hook it down or hook, right when you sign a go like this, x, x. Alright, So you already noticed that it's not the same twisting motion as the picture. The picture is showing you your view from your eyes, your point of view. But to sign it like that world of hurt, there's not going to work too so uncomfortable. So sign it like this. X. All right, so sign with me. Let's do x two times x, x. Okay, So what was the memory device? How do remember x? That's right. Captain Hook or right. So it says index finger and just bend it down. That's your hook. All right, something extra. You may see some alphabet charts where they put the thumb on the inside, right, so the fingers still hooked down but the thumb is on the inside. That's an alternative way of sign it. You may see, alright, I sign it like this. The thumb outside. Alright, so x is keep in mind, you may see the thumb on the inside. Alright, to be consistent throughout this course that my thumb will be on the outside and I'll be sine x like this. X. Okay? We just talked about how to sine x. 48. Learn Y: Let's talk about why. Okay. So memory device, think Hang Loose, man. Yeah. I'm holding two y's now. Take that handshape and just presented forward palm facing forward. Why? All right. The longer wave start like this, take the middle three fingers and just bend them down with the pinky and the thumb sticking straight up. That's a Y. If you sign it all by itself, just go like this. Y. Alright, sign with me. Let's do a y two times, y, y. All right, so always the memory device, how to remember how to sign why the handshape. That's right. Hang loose, man. All right. Take that just presented out there. That's your y. Ok. We just talked about how to sign y. 49. Learn Z: Here's how we assign z. Okay, very straightforward. All we're going to do is use our index finger, palm facing forward. Use the tip to trace a Z in the air, right the handshape, There's like this last three down, DOM in front, index finger, palm facing forward. You can tilted forward a little bit. Now just going to trace in the air z. Z, okay, We're going to sign out by itself, go like this z. It's a quick motion is not as slow motion dragging are just quick and jerky Z. Okay, sign with me. Let's do it two times. Z. Z. Ok. Now just remember trace as z in the air, kinda like Zorro, whether it was a TV show or a movie. I think the guy with the mask and the sword, you'd go running off and put a Z on things, people's pants, trees, whatever. So it's kinda like you're Zora aerators going to auction and make the Z. Z. Okay, we just talked about how to sine z. 50. Practice U-Z: You know, it, it's time to practice the letters you through z. We're just gonna do that series of letters. Okay, So sine with me, sign with me. We'll start slow and will speed up a rho u v w x y, z. Remember z is just nice and quick. Z. All right, let's do it again little bit quicker. U V W X, Y, Z. All right, one last time. Even quicker. U V W X Y, Z. Okay, good, good practice, practice, practice makes improvement needed. Repeat the video as many times as you need to get comfortable. That's just fine. Okay. Let's move forward. 51. Fingerspell U-Z: Time to finger spell the letters, you through Z. So I'll show you a letter and you sign it. I'll pause for a moment and I'll do a countdown Three 21. So in the answer and I'll sign it as well. Here we go. Three, 21 y 321. It's a v. V 321. 321. W yes. 3, 2, 1, z, right? Nice quick jerky motion. 3, 2, 1. It's an X. That's right. So remember not exactly how they show in the picture because that would be really uncomfortable. Just go like this. X, X 321, said w, right? W, pin down, pin down that pinky finger with your thumb, leave the three sticking up. W 321321. All right, spread apart P sine v 3, 2, 1, z 321, x like Captain Hook, our x. 321. Right. Hang loose, man. Remember that's our memory device. Why? Okay. You just fingerspell the letters used through Z. Repeat if you need to, to get more comfortable. All right. 52. Understand U-Z: Let's do some review and understand, recognize the signs for the letters you through Z. Okay? So there's your choices, your buffet of options, U, V, W, X, Y, Z. In the moment you're gonna see the hand. No texts, just the hand my hand as well. And you choose what is the letter, what are we signing? I'll do a count down and show you the answer. Here we go. 3, 2, 1, It's a V. Yes, it is P sine B. 321. Very straightforward. It's a Z. Three 21, It's a W. Three-to-one. It's an x. Remember Captain Hook, arg x. Three-to-one. It's you. 321. It's a y. 321. It's a V 3, 2, 1, w 321. Yes. It's a z. Z for Zorro. Z 321. It's a y. 321. It's a UE 3, 2, 1 x. Yes. Good. Good. All right. We just do some review for understanding recognizing the letter signed you through Z fabulous. 53. Practice A-Z: You have learned the letters a through Z, all of them. Well, let's do some practice for the whole alphabet, the whole series of letters. So sine with me the first time around. We'll go nice and slow and then we'll speed up bit by bit. All right, let's do it. 54. Explore Test Format: Let's explore the test format because you have learned all of the letters of the alphabet. Well done, well done. Okay, so the two-part test, we'll have a signing part where you sign the texts letter that you see pop-up on the screen. And the second part will have a recognizing and understanding part where you will see the handshape, the hand and my hand and you try to understand what is the letter. Okay. So the first part, you finger spell, write letters going to pop up pow, the timer will start. It will be for 30 seconds while the timer's running, you try to assign that sign before the timer is up. If you want, you can pause the video. You don't have to erase the timer. It's up to you. Either way. When the timer is up, I will show you the answer and then I will sign the answer as well. Okay. So that's the first part, the signing part. In the second part, the understanding we could say recognizing part. You're going to be understanding, tried to understand the hand shapes that are shown to you. For example, I'll show you like this and I'll sign it. And you try to figure out, take a moment, what are you seeing on the screen here? What's being signed? Then I'll show you the answer. Sign it again. Right. Right. Right. So two-part test once again, signing an understanding when we do testing, I would be wearing my glasses. No sound. I won't be talking. Just communicating in sign language. And this is a wonderful opportunity for you to show your skills. You made it this far, be proud. Now show it to you got. 57. ASL Info | Practice Makes Improvement: Okay, So you've learned the full alphabet and now it's time for practice. Yes, we're going to do lots of practice because practice, what makes improvement? Now you could say, you know, it's getting easier. Yeah, it's not so bad anymore. It's not so difficult. I would urge you to look at it a little bit differently. Instead of it's getting easier. Look at it as we're getting better, right? Because it's still takes us here. I'm on the energy to do whatever we're doing. So it does get easier. But if we look at it as we're getting better, it's just a mind boost, right? We can do it. Okay, so in this next section we're going to do lots of practice with the alphabet. First, we're going to go through the alphabet without the texts, right? That little letter down there, just the hands by themselves. Then we're going to do four different speeds. We're gonna do turtle speed, we're gonna do rabbits speed, bird speed, and rocket speed. After that, we'll have an alphabet song with music so we can sign along and do all the letters. And then we'll do an alphabet sentence. It's one of those sentence that includes all of the letters from the alphabet and we'll do it to music. Okay, so this section is all about practice, practice, practice, practice makes improvement. Sticks didn't our brain, muscle, body memory? Yes. Okay. So let's jump in and let's do it. 58. Practice Full Alphabet No Text: Okay, let's do some practice. This time there won't be any texts, so you're only going to see hands, you see my hand and then the picture hand, but no little text letter. Okay, so we're gonna go through the full alphabet, sign with me first to go slow. Next time we'll speed up and after that we'll speed up again. Okay, here we go. Let's do it. A B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Okay, let's do it again. We're going to speed up a little bit. Right? Here we go. A B, C, D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Okey-dokey. One last time. A little bit quicker. Let's do it. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. And our normal ABC is okay. So we just did practice of the ABC is no texas time, just a lot of hands. Alright, let's move forward. 59. Practice ABCs Turtle Speed: Let's practice the ABCs at turtles be the yes. Okay, so we have a stoplight in a moment, you're going to see red, yellow, green. And that is the pace that we're going to go through the alphabet. All right, so let's just jump in and let's do it. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Okay, that's the first round. Well, let's do it again. There we go. Wait for the lights and let's start. A, B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Okay? Okay. We just practiced their ABCs and we did it at turtle's speed. All right, let's move on and we'll jump into rapid speed. 60. Practice ABCs Rabbit Speed: Okay, let's practice ABC's at rapid speed. Here we go. Stoplight. Let's do it. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Okay, Let's do the end round two. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Okay, fan tabulates. So we just did practice for the ABCs. This time it was at rapid speed. All right. Let's move on to the next one. 61. Practice ABCs Bird Speed: More practice at bird's speed. Ha ha. Okay, there's a stoplight. Are you ready? Let's do it. A, B, C, D E, F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. All right, round to a, B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. That's right. That's right. Okay, So this round we did it add bird's speed. Guess what's next? Rocket speed. Let's do it. 62. Practice ABCs Rocket Speed: It's time for a racket speed. Are you ready? Let's dive in. There we are. We have our beautiful stoplight. Stretch a little bit, get the fingers ready. The breath. Let's do it. A, B, C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z round two, a B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y, Z. Oh, yeah. Okay. Practices much as you want, have fun with it. I urge you just have fun. It makes learning so much more enjoyable. Not only that, it makes it stick in your brain. Yes. Okay. So we just did rocket speed practice of the ABCs. Let's move on. 63. Practice Alphabet Song: Time for some music. Let's do the alphabet song. Well, here is our alphabet. In a moment the music will start. I urge you to follow the red dot and just sign along with the song. All right, let's do it. Abc and XYZ. Xyz, and salaries x, y, z times q. Okay, So we just did the alphabet song. Repeat as often as you'd like and bring along in the neighborhood kids to have some fun too. Okay. 64. Practice Alphabet Sentence: How about an alphabet sentence? Yes, so we're going to use music again. And when I talk about Alphabet sentence, this is what I'm talking about. So you've probably seen the sentence before. The Quick Brown Fox jumps over the lazy dog in all it is. It's a nice sentence which has all of the letters of the alphabet. So we're going to do ASL letter practice. Now keep in mind this is not Fingers spelling like you would in the real world. This is ASL letter practice because we verse and Ansell, you don't sign the word. We'd have words for quick. We'd have brown fox. So you'd have a lot of signs that you wouldn't need to finger spell, right? But right now, this is letter practice, okay? So there will be music. We're going to go at three different speeds, is going to light up down there, turtle, rabbit, rabbit hut, and just follow the red dot and sign along with me and we'll have a good, good golly wonderful time. Okay, so let's take a look Here it is. Let's start the music. Hello. Hello. Today. All right, so that was the alphabet sentence. Read repeat again. Wonderful. Enjoy the uplifting music and do it as much as you need. Okay. 65. Explore ASL Life Quotes: Let's do letter practice using life quotes. Now, what the heck am I talking about? Well, in the lesson right after this one, you're going to see the alphabet, the full alphabet, just the hands. Now that's going to be your reference, because after that we're going to go back and forth between quotes that are spelled out in ASL hands, all in Ansell letters and the regular quote, the answer with the English letters. Now in the first part, you decipher the quote, take a look at the hands, work out the message. What is the meaning? And be inspired. After that, you'll see the answer this time there'll be full English quote and we're going to use it to do ASL letter practice. Follow the red dot, enjoy the music and soak up the good vibes. Okay, So let's jump in and let's do it. Let's do letter practice with life quotes. 66. ASL Alphabet Chart: Susan hi. 67. Quote #1 Decipher: The difference between the two in the region of the country. We can treat without trade. 68. Quote #1 Letter Practice: The digital age. Maybe. I'm interested in the figure. Thank you. 69. Quote #2 Decipher: Let's go. Hello. Hi. 70. Quote #2 Letter Practice: Okay. Okay. 71. Quote #3 Decipher: Okay. Hi. 72. Quote #3 Letter Practice: Okay. Yes. 73. Quote #4 Decipher: Thanks. Next. Okay. 74. Quote #4 Letter Practice: Thanks. Next. All right. 75. Quote #5 Decipher: That's it. So far. Hello. 76. Quote #5 Letter Practice: Okay. Hi. Hi. 77. Explore 5 Fingerspelling Rules: Here are the five fingers spelling rules. Now I'm just going to list them in this video. And after this, we'll go into each one and explore. Okay, number 1, use your dominant hand number to sign in front of your shoulder. Number 3, double letters. Repeat a little to this side. Number four, don't bounce. Number five, multiple words, pause and mu. Okay, so those were the five rules, just rules by themselves. Now let's jump into each one and explore in talk about even more stuff. 78. Fingerspelling Rule #1: Finger spelling, rule number 1, use your dominant hand. I'm right handed. So for me, I write with my right hand, I throw a do everything with my right hand. It just feels comfortable. So this for me is my dominant hand. If you're left D and you do everything like my daughter with her left hand well, finger spell and sign with your left hand? Yes. Now, if you're ambidextrous, you're one of those cool people that are ambidextrous and you could do things equally well with both hands. You need to choose one because the idea is to be consistent, right? Choose one hand and consistently fingerspell in sign with it. Now think of it. If you're on the opposite side, you're receiving the communication is kinda confused enough so much switches back and forth while their fingers spelling. Take one hand and stick with it. Alright, for most of you out there, just like me, it's easy. Use your dominant hand. It would be the one you write with throw with just the one that feels comfortable. Okay, So this was finger spelling rule number 1, use your dominant hand. 79. Fingerspelling Rule #2: Fingers spelling rule number to sign in front of your shoulder. So I'm right-handed, That's my dominant hand. I'm going to put a right here. There's my shoulder and I'm just going to put my hand right there. Let's make this really easy and have a nice visual. So we can see, Aha, Look, there's a box right now. We're going to keep our hand inside that box. That's the goal. Right? And it's a little bit out from her shoulder. There's no need to go way back here where it's uncomfortable. That's not comfortable communication, right. Let me show you from this side. All right. So I'm a little bit farther out from my shoulder, Steen right here in that box. Now, is it possible that my hand might go outside the box? I'm trying to get someone's attention and fingerspell something. It's possible. Don't freak out. But the overall goal is to keep our hand in that box basically straight out from her shoulder. Now why you might ask, well, it's all about communication and communication doesn't just involve one person talking or signing, right? We need to think about the other side as well. Now, if I assigned to you and I fingerspell and I'm like way over here. Well, it kind of defeats the purpose of clear communication. If you ever wants to deaf people, advanced signers, people who've been signing around the deaf community and doing it for awhile. They make eye contact while they're signing right there. Not just fixated on the hands and making eye contact right. Now if we put our hand way over here, we're literally forcing them to look away from our eyes, to look away from our face because they have to try to figure out what we're signing or what we're Fingers spelling if we keep it here. Now the mind and the eyes are wonderful because you looking at me, you can look at my face, you my expressions, and also take in my hand, right? That's where the box comes in. What's your hand in it and try to stay there right now at the beginning when they're beginning signers, beginning fingers spellers. Yes. You're probably just going to be staring at someone's hand because you're trying to get the message. But as you advance and you watch more advanced signers, deaf people, signing people that have been round the deaf community and doing it for a long time, they make lots of eye contact, yes. So look at the hands. But the goal with communication is just to absorb everything in the face, the hands, the complete picture. Okay. So there's our box and this leads us to rule number to sign in front of your shoulder. Now let's take away the box for a moment. This is what it's going to look like more real life because there aren't floating boxes around, right? So just put it right there and just finger spill. 80. Fingerspelling Rule #3: Finger spelling, rule number 3, double letters. Repeat a little to the side. Let's jump into an example right away. So we have the name read or the word read, whatever it is, and we have two ys. Now if you go like this, R, E, E, D, what do you think I communicated? Well, I communicated RED is in red, right? There was no separate movement for E, So it's difficult, almost impossible for the other person to know that there are two 0s. So if you want the fingers spell this word, this name, go like this. R, e, e, D. Okay, so when we're doing the double letter, the E, you need to do the first one. And you can slide off to the side a little bit, or you can do a tiny, tiny little movement, tiny little pounds, they're tiny little movement to show the second one, right? So you go like this, our ED, or you can go R, E, D, right? There needs to be some movement however small, that shows that there are two 0s, right? Another thing you might notice is that we like the rule that we talked about before that barks there there were trying to stay keep our hand in. Okay. So we go our E, E, D, You notice what I did with the D, R E, D, I came back. I didn't go r e d and stay out there. It's not a big deal for these small words. But if you have a really long word, you're like me and you just keep going. Your hand gets farther away in it's harder for people to communicate with you and understand you are right. So let's try another one. Larry. Why don't you do it? How would you fingerspell this name? Remember double letter. Give you a moment. What do you think? That's right. We're going to go L, a, R, R Y, okay? The two Rs is up to you. You're going to slide over or you can just kinda arc over a little bit. So up to U, L, a R, r Y. So we have Larry. Alright, here we go. Another name, you do it first, I'll pause. Alyssa. Two S's in there. How would you finger spell it? All right. I bet you did something like this. A l, y, s, s, a. Right. So I do Alyssa, double S, and then I came back a little bit for the a because the whole idea is I'm trying to keep my hand right here for the whole world, the whole name. When I go out to show a double letter, I can come back in and still be my original position. Now if you go like this a LY MSSA and you leave the a over there. Not a big deal. The main idea here is to be understood. Okay, let's do another one. See if I can throw you a curve ball. How would you finger spell this word? Go ahead. All right. Did you do something similar to this? Okay. Double Double letter. Wonderful. This is it happens right there, words out there that we're going to finger spell. There's not assigned pore. So we're going to finger spell it. So we have t, o, f, f, E, E. Now this is one of those examples is kind of rare. Rhenium. Never, I don't think have three double letters in a row, but just watch what happens if I don't come back to my original position, T, O, F, F, E, E. So I'm getting farther away. It's not impossible to communicate, but the whole idea is to keep your hand here in that same position as much as possible for this single word, right? So t, o, f, reward for the second F, come back for the E and then move over again for the second E. So we have toffee, right? Let's do it again. Toffee. One more time. Toffee. All right. I have one last one. Are you up for the challenge? Here it is. What is ball? I will do fingerspell this. We're okay. Little bit interesting because it's a double Z and there's more movement with z, right. And I just hold in one hand position. So did you fingerspell something similar to this? All right. Go a little bit slower. F, u, z, another z over to the side, just a little bit back for the b, a, l, l, Okay, so my idea here is to have that whole word as much as possible. Fingers spelled right in this position so I can do it okay with the f and the U and the first Z. Then I need to move over a little bit for the second z, come back for the B, a in the same position, L in the same position. Second L over 2, the sine, right? Let's do it. First ball, again. Fuzzball, right? And a little bit closer to regular speed. Here it is. Fuzzball. Right? Okay, so practice makes improvement. And double letters happened, right? So it's good to know what to do. So just keep in mind when you do have double letters in a word that you need to finger, spell, repeat the second letter a little bit to the side, right? If it's a little arcane movement a or it's a slide straight across. That's fine. Okay. We just talked about rule number three. 81. Fingerspelling Rule #4: Fingers spelling rule number four, don't bound. Okay, so let me show you and just it's easier to understand when we see an example, right? So we have the name down there. Emilia, I'm going to sign it in two different ways. First time regular, second time on a bounce like crazy. And you try to be the person I am communicating with and try to decide which is easier to understand. Okay. Regular way. All right. Bouncy way. I don't think you have to be a rocket scientist to know and see that it's much more difficult to understand if a person is bouncing. Right now I see new signers, they have such good energy, such positive energy, and they just sometimes put a right through to their hand and they didn't start bouncing like crazy. Now they're not evil, is not evil, right? But you need to keep in mind that when you're balancing like that, the other person on the receiving end is possibly going a little bit. This the right, Just, let me do it again and you can see. Right, even if it goes slow, am I? It's just too much bouncing and our eyes are going up and down. Now remember how I mentioned that the idea here is to get the full picture when we're signing, when we're finger spelling, the more advanced signers people have been doing a prolonged time. They make eye contact. Now if you're going like this, it forces their eyes to do Googly. Thanks to move up and down, right, and try to get the message. But if you stay there as steady as possible, it's much easier to understand. Okay, so let's practice Emilia and let's go nice and steady. Here we go. Emilia. All right. We could just go letter by letter, a, M, E, L, I a. Okay. And I know that you're signing with me, right. All right. Let's do it again. Emilia. Little bit quicker. Emilia. Okay, so the idea here is to stay steady. Now life is going to happen. You're inside a Cards bouncing up and down, whatever, whatever. Yes. But in general, the idea is to stay steady, finger spell nice and steady. Give that clear communication to whoever you're signing with. Him. They will appreciate it. I promise. Okay. We just talked about rule number four, don't pounds and just try to be aware because we're beginning signers are learning you just had so much good energy to keep in mind. You might be pounds in there, try to stay steady. The other person will appreciate it. 82. Fingerspelling Rule #5: Fingers spelling rule number five. When you have multiple words, pause and move. Okay, so let's see an example. A star with a nice short name, right here we go. This is what I'm talking about. See if you can see what I mean by pies and move. Al Gore. Let me do it again. Al Gore. Okay, Now the move part I think is pretty clear. Versa did l, and then I moved over just a little bit for the LastName Gore. Right? Now the pos part is not so easy to see, especially with people that are signing fast. But if you break it down, you'll notice they pause on the last letter of the first word. Alright, so let me talk you through it. We go a pause for just a moment and move over for the last name. Right? So we have Al Gore. Al Gore. All right, let's slow it down. Sign with me. Let's go nice and slow. Here we go. L, Pause and at l for a moment, we'll go over to the g, o, r, e. So we have Al Gore, right? You might also notice that you says, I fingerspell about here for the FirstName. I moved it in here a little bit, and then the second name, I go over here, the last name, the idea is remember that barks, we're trying to keep it in here closer to our face so people can understand it the full picture, right? So I put my first name here, second name over here. Firstname, lastName. Let's do it one more time. Al Gore. Yes. Okay. Now, you've learned that stuff. I'm going to throw an image or two and you take a look at it, you sign and I'll pause and then you can compare your answer with yours. Okay. Here we go. How would you finger spell it? Okay. Did you sign when you finger spell that it looks something like this. Jay Leno. All right, Let's go nice and slow. Jay. Pause and that Y move over L, E, N, O per Leno, right? Let's do it again. Jay Leno. Jay Leno. All right. I did want to note that some signers, they won't move at all, but more likely than not, they're going to pause. So if they don't move, it would look something like this. Jay Leno. All right. Jay, pause there indicates the end of the firstName and then Leno. To be consistent throughout this course, I'm going to pause on the last letter of the first name of the first word. And I'll move over a little bit and then go into the second word, the second name or whatever it is. So consistently I will do like this. Jay Leno. Right? Let's do it a couple times. Here we go. Sign with me or we can say fingerspell. This is assigned for finger spell fingerspell with me. Let's do it. Jay Leno. Jay Leno. All right. Let's see what it looks like a little bit closer to regular speed. Do arithmetic began. Jay Leno. Okay, good, good. Next name I got some boreal lined up. Let's do it. How would you finger spell this name? Okay. Did you do something similar to this? Lucy Hale. Right. So we do Lucy, pause and a Y produced a moment and then last name. All right. So fingerspell with me. Let's do it a few times. Lucy Hale. Lucy Hale. Right? Next one. Your turn, you sign you finger spell before I do, I will pause. All right. Did you do something like this? Is LA Fisher, runaways eyes layer East LA other say Islam. Islam. Pause on the a, will go over for fisher. East LA Fisher. And I apologize if I'm mispronouncing your first-name. Right. Let's do it a few times. Fingerspell with me. Islam fissure is LA fisher. Okay. Did want to make a quick notice. Well, when we're Fingers spelling, our hand is not always going to make the perfect letter, right? It's just inconvenient to sign absolutely every letter perfectly. So for example, when I do Fischer, maybe my fingers for the F don't go straight all the way. It's okay. As long as you understood, right? So F I S, H, E R. All right. So if I don't get the perfect exact letter for each one, it's OK. It's like the mold together and it becomes more fluent. I'm even thinking in spoken English. When they dropped the r will go into the car in a park, right? Language, molds together in people that are familiar with it, have no problem understanding it. Okay, Let's stay focused here. One more name. One more title, right? You do it. Right. We have the title of a movie. The name of a movie. Did you fingerspell something similar to this? Gentlemen? All right, a little bit more of a lengthy Word or wonderful practice. Let's do it again. Fingerspell sign with me. Let's go nice and slow. The pause and the e will go over. Pour the second name, Gentlemen. Gentlemen. All right. I urge you to be patient with yourself because when we're finger spelling a long words, we say it so quickly that our fingers, it seems like it is nice to keep going. Just got to put in the work and just do it right. So the gentleman and just be patient. You got to go slow. That's just fine. Go slow, speed it up. Go slow again, speeded up little by little by little. And you push your comfort zone and suddenly you know that your appeals fluids is practicals working. It's doing, it's doing what it needs to do. Okay, let's do this a few more times. Woo, woo, woo forward. The gentleman. The gentleman. Okay, good, good. We just talked about rule number five when you have multiple words, pause and move. Okay. 83. Fingerspell 2 Letters: Let's finger spell common letter combinations. Okay, So in a moment you're going to see two letters, a pair of letters at once. And these are common combinations of letters that you're going to see very often incomplete words. Okay, so let's just do the first one so you can see how it works. Here we go. You sign you fingerspell this T H. T H. Okay, so see how it works. Going to be the same format throughout this exercise, I show you something, I'll pause and I'll wait for a moment. Use sign, right, then I'll bring my hand up here. That means that's an indicator that I'm going to show you the answer. You need to pause the video promoted time, pause the video when I get to hear or pause the video whenever you'd like. All right. Let's move forward and continue. Right? You sign this a n. We have an a n, okay? S O S O h i i o u o In D, D a R a S E S E Q u to u, w w a t i t i e a e a h e h o f o M M E. Okay, it's time to take a rest. We're midway through the exercise. So let's just take a moment and soak up this view. Looking nice. Alright, stretch your fingers. Take a breather. Okay, that is a break. We took our rest. Let's get back to it. Here we go. Use sign you fingers. Well, t R t R c, k, c k, and g. And g, h a h a E N E N S T S T V E V E I N I L L E E T a T R E R E S a S a L FL, d t, d t. Okay, so we just fingers spelled common letter combinations. Now practice makes improvement. And the more you practice is going to get much smoother. Feel more comfortable to move from one letter to the next. Okay, let's move forward. 84. Understand 2 Letters Slow: Let's do a recognition exercise for common letter combinations. So two letters of pair of letters. All right, the turtle is lit up, so I'm going to be signing at a slower pace. Let's jump in and see how it works so we can get started. Here we go. Okay. So I assigned m e. Okay, So how did it work? Well, I signed it. Right. I went m e and I went back down here and I sign it again, m e. And I went and pause for a moment. After I pause a second time down here, my hand disappears. I'm showing you the answer. Okay, So that's how it works. Let's jump in and keep going. Ah-ha, CK. That's right. Oh, 0, 0, yes. E, R. Okay, so we're midway through. Let's take a nice little breadth of breather. Let's soak up the good vibes. Okay. And I urge you when I'm signing when you understand the letter shouted out loud, right? It's kind of a game trying to figure out what I'm signing before I show you the answer. And if we treat it as a game, then we have more fun and things stick in our brain more easily. Okay? Okay. Let's get back to it. Right. Mm-hm. V, E. Okay, so we just did an understanding exercise for two letter combinations, common combinations, right? And we did it as the slower pace turtle speed. Next up is rabbit speed a little bit quicker and test your understanding. All right. 85. Understand 2 Letters Fast: Understanding exercise for common letter combos at rapid speed, quicker speed, okay? Right, similar as before. I'm going to sign something and you try to understand. All right. So this time I'm going to start at this position. I'll sign it, come back down, sign it again, come back down. Once I put my hand below, I'll show you the answer. So if we need to pause the video, rewind. Had me do it again, up to you. All right. Let's do it. T I? Oh, you hi. Mm-hm. Let's soak up the view. Nice deep breath. Let it out. All right. So when I'm signing, you're shouting out loud, right. Sale allow what I'm signing or we're in a place where it's not comfortable to shout out loud, just say in your head, whatever your understanding, you need to pause the video and have me repeat once again. That's just fine. Okay. There we go. Let's jump back in. We just took arrest. Let's get back to it. Of they'll be you. Oh, yes. We made it through the exercise, repeat and go back and practice as much as you need to. Okay. 86. Fingerspell Acronyms: Let's finger spell three letter acronyms. Now what's an acronym? Well, think of like FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, each letter stands for a word. Now we're just going to use the letters for finger spelling practice in a way to boosters skills. Okay, so first time around, you're going to assign, going to see the three letters pop up there. You sign a new finger, spell them. I'll hang out and then I'll do the answer. Okay, here we go. B, our B. B, B. Okay, see how it works. Moving forward. In F, L NFL, O, M G p, G a PGA be T W BTW I d I d k m a j, mj E T a ETA. I am oh. Oh, you be SUV l m k l m k f y i o f c o f c d I one, d I S M, S M H. All right, time to take a rest. Enjoy the view. Deep breath. Let it out. Stretch the fingers stretch. Oh, yes, taking rest. How you doing? I'm doing. Okay. Enough of a rest. Let's get back to it. Z i p z D M V DMB X a G, a G, C I, a CIA. D o be DOB you f o UFO. D be a DBA. F B FBI, F a Q FAQ P O W POW T be a TBA, O T C O T C x a ooh, I r l l m a m I, j. Okay. We just finger spelled three-letter acronyms. Fabulous. 87. Understand Acronyms Slow: Time to understand the three-letter acronyms, reuse the same one from before, see if you can recognize, Can you understand what I'm signing? And we're gonna go and turtles be the slower speed. All right, let's jump in. You try to understand me. Shout it out loud. P O W f y i g a n F l b t w i ae I D F B M A B our B E T a I am d o b t b l m k. And it's time to take a rest. Wonderful. Okay. Breathe in, breathe out. Taken the view. Paradise. Okay, snapshot of paradise. Let's continue. Here we go. O, f z. Here you are. S m x. Oh, that's right. I see. F o F a Q x a new. Okay. So we just did our understanding exercise. We did add turtle speed is slower speed. I think it's time to push. Your skills are going to move up to rabbit speed, the faster speed and do more understanding. Let's do it. 89. Fingerspell 3 Letters: Time to finger spell words. Yes, complete words. Or gaze on a moment, something's going to pop up three-letter word. You fingerspell. Yes, I'll hang out and then I'll do the answer. Okay, let's do it. E, G, O ego P, O P I, V, IV. There'll be a x wax a, B, S, O, L, d i, e di. You run gem K I T. Kit. Okay, we are midway through. Here we go with the view. Alright, just take a moment, take a breather. We then breathe out a few things you might want to think about. Now, I'm talking while I sign when I fingerspell, you don't need to do that. It's fine just to be quiet. All right. Another thing is that when I'm signing the answer, fingerspell with me, all right. It's just more practice and it's a good way to go. Another tip is go at your own speed, okay? Especially when we're beginning, sometimes we get frustrated because we're not, we're not gone so quickly. Don't worry about that idea at this point is to get the fluidity, the finger fluency down. You can always learn to speed up later. We try to speed up too quickly. You lose the fundamentals and then it's just garbage. It's not clear communication. So slowing down at the beginning is fundamental and then speed up as you get more competence and it becomes more fluid. Okay, break's over. Let's go back. Here we go. H O W T P a N pan. Oh, dark E V w i f o x o w low. B. Bed. Best. K, y, sky. Okay. You just fingers spelled three words. All right. If you need to practice, I I urge you to practice even if you don't need to just practice. Idea here is to get our fingers comfortable doing it over and over and over until it becomes second nature and then it's just like Okay, Onto the next thing. Okay. 90. Understand 3 Letters Slow: Time to understand three letter words, so I'll be signing all be Fingers spelling words. We have not done these words before. All right, so you take a look at me when I'm signing, you try to understand. Let's jump in. Here we go. Use big ice. Why? Guess. All right, halfway through. Nice. Take a breather, relax, stretch your fingers. I find this useful like this and hold it and twist it. Okay, Good, good, good. Let's move forward. Dry. God. Zapped. Argh. Okay, We just see the exercise recognition exercise, understanding exercise for three-letter words. Slower pace, turtle speed. Let's bump up to the rabbits bead and see how it goes. 92. Fingerspell 4 Letters: What an opportunity. It's time to fingerspell four-letter words. You're going to do it. Okay, here we go. Here's the first one, S P E C spec. Okay, moving on. G, R I M grim, j k q u i t quit. I, D bind. C U R E cure in a V E nave, f o r t w a n e h o w. How? I have in magically it's take a rest time. Okay, stretch out. Nice deep breath. Enjoy the view. Relax for a moment. Stretch out your fingers. Okay, let's get back to it. V a R Y, vary M O, O N, right? Moon. What do we know about this one? Double letter? What do we do with double letters? Move to this side, right? So we have M O, O N. And if you left the disk, go the other way. So M O O N. Yes. Okay. I D a L, L, double letter. L. Right. All together. All fall. Are a roar. Y P, P L U S plus C, a R, D card. Where you go, there is a G I, F, T. So we have gift I in one tiny. Okay. And just like we did around the finger spelling four-letter words. Well done. 93. Understand 4 Letters Slow: Time to understand four-letter words. So you watch me, I'll be Fingers spelling, I'll be signing. Try to figure out what I'm signing, right? So put my hand here. This is like the neutral non signing position, but you know, something's coming. I'll sign it, go back down again. And then so the answer, here we go. Let's do it. Care. Post girl, spot, lard. Hush. Okay. You know what time it is? Yeah. Nice night skies, things and just relax. The rest is over. Let's get back to it. Here we go. Sign veil. Most. Double letter, D, E, E, P, deep trim, ring. Just like that, finished. This is the sign for finished. Finished. So if you see me doing later on when and where my glasses would not talking. This means finished, complete. Already finished. Okay. We just did an exercise for the turtle's speed, slow speed for understanding four-letter words onto rapid speed. 95. Fingerspell 5 Letters: Five letter words, yes. Okay, time for you to finger spell. Let's get started with this word. H U S k t e m p t tempt be our a, our prior S C O W scowl E M B E R U S a L. Usual. S a, s a salsa F L O, you are flower. A M O R a amora, R I, G, H, T. Right? It's that time. Yes, it is the magic goo, waterfall trees nature piece. Okay, let's quick review a couple of things. Alright, remember speed is not the goal of this point. If you're able to go fast, one report that you feel it can't go so fast. Slow it down. That's where we're going. Nice and slow with the turtle's speed. Okay, another thing is focus less on understanding each letter and focus more on understanding the message. All right, let me repeat that. Focus less on understanding each letter and focus more on getting the entire word right. As you improve, you subconsciously are going to start taking in the information and looking for the chunk, the message, the word instead of trying to understand each letter. Yes. Practice makes improvement. Okay. Back to reality. Okay. We did arrest. Let's continue. Re-design your ego. M a c, a w, C, L, I, M, be, climb. S, W E, E sweet. Double letter, right? Slide over this tiny arc over Sweet. Okay. Be a K E R breaker, P E R I L, L O L, L Y. Jolly. Double letter. T R a I L trail. There'll be I, R D. Weird. See, R a w, l, crawl S, P a R K, spark. We just fingers spelled five letter words. Now practice and practice is going to get that mind, body, muscle memory working in overtime. And after a while it's just going to feel fluid. But you gotta put in the practice, don't worry about going fast. You need even slowed down a notch. Turn the video to go even slower speed, that's fine, right? The whole idea is to get used to it. Once you get used to it, then you're going to naturally speed up because it's not as difficult as before. Okay, You got this, you can do it. 96. Understand 5 Letters Slow: Understanding exercise five letter words. Here we go. Try and understand what I'm signing, what I'm finger spelling. Try. Crush, birth, apnea, pizza. I like it. Welcome back to Reality. Okay. Let's do it. Okay, continuing on, let's do it. Squad, grind, cough. Ripen. Cd, inlet. Okay, So we're finished. We did the understanding exercise for five letter words. Marvelous. 98. ASL Tip | Fingerspell Everything!: How about an ASL tip? Yes, please. Here is the tip. Do letter practice everywhere. In other words, fingerspell, everything you see. So you're out walking around, you see someone their hand on it has a word on the back of it. Why not do letter practice? I'll just fingers pellet, F, O, C, U, S, I, its focus. Good, good practice. Even if the word spelled wrong, the whole idea is to get letter practice to get that. Your hand is doing what your mind is thinking and doing it quicker. Fry, Yea, Right? Your travel around. What an opera, to double letters in one word. Let's do it. H, O, L, L, Y, WO D, right, we have Hollywood. You see wherever you go, signs, words, whatever you're seeing. Do letter practice, fingerspell, what ever you see because you're not going to always be sitting in a classroom or in protocol course or whatever in some formal environment. So just when you're out and about, you don't have to go like this. When you're sitting there and sign everything, just put your hand down by your side and make the letter movements, right? Right. The whole idea is to improve rather see, you got this, a finger, spell it. Why not? You GOT THE IS. All right and we'll get to how to sign multiple words. How did finish by multiple words a little bit later in the course, but right now just fingers poll whenever you see a high end, if you're having doubts, it's difficult. You're like, Oh, this is what wasn't what I signed up for. Remember remember why you started right? Whatever God too interested in American Sign Language, whether you know, a deaf person, you met a deaf person, you work somewhere in there is a deaf customer. There's someone in your family who likes to sign and you thought it was wow, the coolest thing ever. Maybe someone in your families deaf, Maybe you happen to cross some depth community. Maybe you don't know anyone that's deaf, but you're like, wow, that's freaking cool. I'd like to learn whatever, whatever reason got you started when things get difficult, class for a moment and remember why you started and you see this sign, do letter practice, REM, VR. Why YOU START's the right. Okay, so this was an ASL tip. Hopefully boost up your boost you up and is basically fingerspell. What ever you see do letter practice for whatever text you see. Okay. 99. Fingerspell 6 Letters: Let's fingers spell six letter words. Yes, you know how it works, where it's going to pop up. You finger spell it. I'll hang out for a moment and then our fingers spelling. Okay. G, a I, N G. We have gaming. Okay? P R O, M, P t. We have prompt K, a eight and a kahuna. V i o e. We have violet D a L I a Dalia, B e a o n beacon N a T U R E nature e n e r g y. We have energy S a V I N G, saving G U Z, Z, L E GSL, double letter Z, and another one, optima side Z. Good, good. It's time to take a rest. We're midway through. Here we go. Yes. Breathe it in. Breathe it in. I didn't wanna make a note. I urge you when I am finger spelling, I'm signing the answer. Do it with me, right? So you already do practice when you're doing it yourself and I'm parsing, but do it again when I sign, it just gets lots of practice in there. Yes. Okay. Deep breath. All right. Back to reality. The rio a d v e n t advent E X P i r e expire O T I N G out in be our a, C H I N G L E jingle T U N, N e L tunnel. C O U N T Y County M I T, T E N mitten. Double letter. Q, U, I see. E, D, O, C I E docile. Oh, good. Okay. We just finger spelled six letter word. Wonderful. 102. Fingerspell 7 Letters: Fingers, bell, seven letter words. Here. Here we go. Are a, C H E, F L m, m x for a D E a T O PSY autopsy are in syringe. And I are Juniper. C, H E R charter. D B, C L E declare o r a p overlap. B i o t h. Biotech. Okey-dokey. Time to rest. We're midway through and lovely waterfall. Okay. Now, couple of things. No need this talk out loud when you sign in, if it helps you to say it out loud and bile means do it but there's no You don't have to speak when you're signing up to you. Alright. And no stretch of your fingers. We got the other half to do. Let's jump in and let's do it. A R, a w, a y, far away. Lots of A's. K C K E naught gull, S P a R K L sparkle B R I S E D bruised M U Z, Z L E D muzzled. And a nice double letter, Z, C second z up to the sine C O N T R O L Control P i n l y plainly a F, F T afflict V a R S T varsity H I N G. Heating. Just like that. What's this? R, We know the answer. They were seven letter words. Yes. See how we're improving Marian. Seven letters before we were doing single letters, then a couple letters, combos, acronyms, 34567, letter word will get you look at you. 105. Fingerspell 8 Letters: What's this? A letter, words, Fingers, spelling. What an opportunity. Okay, Let's jump in and start right away. Finger spell this. M E, M O R E. We have memorize. Good, good. D O W, W D downward T E R T R Y. Tertiary. Eight I D E a W, a hideaway, S, T, and G. And G stinging a R T, F, you artfully I n t e r a c t interact w i t h D a W. Withdraw C O M, M O N. Commonly P L U M B I N G. Plumbing. Okay. It's time to take a rest. Okay. Look, I could spend some time here. Yes, I could stretch it out, take a breather in with the good vibes, with the bad vibes. Okay, Let's give back to it. Here you go. A D C E N T adjacent L I G H T I N G lighting e n t r y w a y entryway, R E S P O N S response T R O S E R S trousers D E C a Y I N G S U R V y o, our surveyor. F a C, F U L. For answer for you. I d t y humidity B E T R E D B trade. Okay. And just like that, we've fingers belt a letter words. 108. ASL Tip | Apostrophes: Time for some ASL info, we're going to be talking about apostrophes. Yes. Now you might be thinking, well, when would you need it? Well, it's more common than you might think. Maybe you meet someone who need to finger spell the last name. Oh, corner or any last name or word, or a title or a restaurant name that has an apostrophe in it. We'll get to the name in a moment. First, let's just do the sign for an apostrophe all by itself. It looks like this. Okay, So let's break it down and she burst is going to be the index finger, palm facing forward tip pointing up. Now we're just going to occur and twist. We can say hook in twist, the end hand shape is actually like an X, right? Like an alphabet and x. So you start with the index fingers straight and then you twist. And as you twist to end up in an x position, apostrophe. Apostrophe from the sign. Apostrophe. Other side. Okay. So this is an apostrophe sign all by itself. Now let's put it into practice. You need to finger spell the name O'Connor, the lastName O'Connor. So what do you think? How would you do it? Right? Would go something like this. O apostrophe, C O N, N O R, right, to store with that apostrophe. And it makes it very clear that the LastName has an apostrophe, right? So let's bring her spell 2 times. Here we go. Sign finger spell with me. Here we go. Oh, Pastor, PHP, C O n in O R. Right. So we have Connor. Connor. All right, one last time. 0 corner. All right. I know you're doing the N and the double n one here and another one off to the side, right. So we just finished weld O'Connor. Okay. Let's talk about specifically apostrophe S because there's a way to sign apostrophe S without having to do the straight fingers. All right, It's just to go like this. First make an S. Now we're just going to twist the S around or twist sideways, twists like that a little bit. So you start with your palm down here. When you twist your palms little bit up, pointed out to the side, right palm facing forward, now, palm facing to the side. So we have apostrophe S from the side. On the other side. Apostrophe S, right? Yes. So let's get some practice on this one. Maybe you're at the store, Macy's, right? And you want to finger spell the name so you go first. How do you think you do it? Well, we just go like this. M a, c, y, apostrophe S. All right, now I suppose if you want to go all the way back to the disk, the apostrophe sign by itself. Well, you could, you could go like this, m, a, c, y apostrophe S. But the way we learned it to go with the S, like that just makes it more efficient and more fluid quicker, right? So we just have Macy's, right, that twist at the end of the S gets our apostrophe S, right? Let's take a look at another one. How about the department store coals? You go first, how would you fingerspell k, o, h, l apostrophe S, right? Get the S and then just twist. Right, let's do it a few times. Kohl's calls. All right. One last one. I want the restaurant Denny's. How would you finger spell this? Go ahead. D E N, N y apostrophe S. Hi, I like There's a stick here and you're grabbing maybe you're breaking off a chunk of something. So we have Danny's. Danny's. And of course you could if you wanted to go D E N N y apostrophe S. Or you could just do the shortcut version, which is just the S by itself, like that. Okay, so we just talked about apostrophe all by itself. The sign is like this apostrophe. Apostrophe. We also covered apostrophe S, which is very common. There's two, the S and then twist it. Like there's something here. Maybe you're breaking it up, breaking up a chunk, or it is like haha, So we have apostrophe S. Wonderful. This was some ASL info. Hopefully you found it useful and intriguing. 109. Fingerspell Popular Brands: Let's fingerspell popular brand names. Okay, now we don't have a set word length is not going to be a specific number of letters. It's whatever the brand is and their common. I'm sure you're familiar with them. Let's do it. All right. Here's our first one. You finger spell this. O, r a, c, l, e. We have Oracle. Moving forward. S, B, W a Y. We have Subway. W I N D E X. Makes Windex useful stuff. C i t i, b a n k Citibank. D O M I N O apostrophe S. You remember the apostrophe S, right? Four dominoes. Let's do one more time. Dominoes. Good, good. S t a p e. So we have staples K L E N E X Kleenex V E R I O N for Verizon, C H E R I O S cheerios. Y o u t u be e, YouTube H a L, L M a R K hallmark P L a N T E R S. Planters. Planters, peanuts. Okay. It looks like it's time for a rest. Let's soak it up Here it is. Yes. Soak up the view. It's nice for you. The breath stretch those fingers. Get some little exercises here. Ooh, ooh. Okay, let's get back to it. Here we are. We just took a rest. Let's get back to the finger spelling. Here's the next one. T w i, t, t e r. We have Twitter, S, M, S, U, N, G. Samsung. I see are 0, 0, t, Microsoft. Notice how they're getting longer. F I R E S T O N E. So we have Firestone, P E T S M a R T, Pet Smart. A are B, O R O moral Berle, a, C, C and T U R E Accenture. E N E R I D E are energizer A P, P L E B, E, E apostrophe S. What an opportunity. And S1 to double letters plus an apostrophe S. Remember the apostrophe S. So once again, a P, P L E B E apostrophe S for Applebee's. P R O G E S, S I V E progressive N I C K E L O D O N B U T T E R F I N G. Are butter finger. Good, good, good. Okay, Sweet is fingerspell popular brand names and they grew in length, right? It's wonderful practice. Remember the idea is to be consistent, smooth as your sign in, right? So it should be about more or less the same time per each letter. You wouldn't want to be like, Let's go back here. Butterfly, you wouldn't want to be like BUT T ERF ING are no, The idea is to be smooth throughout butter finger. Okay, as smooth as possible. The same amount of time for each letter unless you do in two words, but we will get that, get to that later. Okay, so it's finished well, popular brand names, woo ha. 112. Review Fingerspelling Rules: Before we move forward, because you've come quite far. I think it's useful to review the five finger spelling rules because his courses all of our finger spelling, it's good to keep these in mind. Okay, So number one was use your dominant hand. Dominant hand. I'm right handed, so I'm going to be signing bigger spelling with this one dominantly. If you're a lefty, go nuts with your left hand. If you're ambidextrous, what do you do? Pick one and be consistent. That's the idea, clear communication. Rule number 2 for finger spelling, sign in front of your shoulder. Let's turn on that box to remember it. That my shoulder Here's my hand. Stick it in the box, right. You don't get closed site right up close to your shoulder because that's uncomfortable. Just in front of your shoulder, right? Like that in front. Stick it in the box, you move it around, that's fine. The idea is to not go way out here like this because people are trying to get your face and your hand and the whole picture when their finger spelling, when someone's communicate in sign language in a very advanced or have more experience, they're looking at people's eyes right there. They're able to at the peripheral vision and just the wonders of the body they can take in the hand. But if we move the hand too far away, then they gotta look back and forth and it hurts communication. Right? So keep your hand in front of your shoulder and your bar in the box. If there's no box, something like this. Shoulder, hand, fingers, bell. Rule number 3, double letters. Repeat a little to the side. So we have Billy, B, I, L, L, Y, double letters. Repeat a little bit to the side. So if you have LL 1 here, one over here, you can just arc a little bit or you can slide across. If you stay in the same plot is same place is going to be seen as a single letter. And that's why we need to move over. Okay. Don't bounce. So let's do Billy, right? If I go like this, B I, L, L, Y, you're like, ooh, that's smooth. If I go like this guy. Why you're like, That's given me a headache, right? Try to be as smooth as possible. I do understand. And people start, they just have this overflowing amount of incredible energy and sometimes it leads them to bones. So they need to self check and try to make sure they're doing. It's smooth because we want people to understand us. If they start bouncing, we'll be doing a headache as well. All right, multiple words pause and move. Now, in the next video we're going to go into this rule in depth because we're getting into Fingers spelling multiple words right Here's assigned per word. And it's just wonderful. We look around the company name, celebrity names, movie names, book titles, vehicles, you name it, they have multiple words and we need to know how to go from one word to the next. Okay, so in the next video we'll get into this one in depth. This video basically was to quick review the five fingers spelling rules. But we're gonna get into number five right now. Here we go. 113. Fingerspelling Rule #5: Let's talk about finger spelling, rule number five, multiple words, pods and move. Now I know we covered this rule way back when, but at that time we really focused on single words. Now you're about to embark on your journey of finger spelling multiple words. So it's very useful to understand how to communicate that we have two words, but they're together as a name or title or whatever. Okay, So let's jump in right away and use the same answer examples as before, y naught. So we have a short little name here, Al Gore. So we're going to go like this. We're going to go L. Pause for a second and the last letter and go over for the last name. Right? So it looks like this. Al Gore. Alright, let's go nice and slow. A, L, L for a moment. Go over for the g, o, r, e, al Gore. Al Gore. And I know that you're signing with me, right? Your fingers spelling with me. Right. Let's try another one. Jay Leno. How would you finger spell this name? We need to indicate it's the first and last name, but it's the same person, right? How do we do it? That's right. We're gonna go Jay, and then Leno. Right? J. Pause now why just for a bit? And then L E N O Leno. Okay, I will this one. All right, That's right. Lucy Hale. Lucy Hale. Right now, keep in mind when you get out there and your sign-in, you're exploring it with deaf community and whatnot. Keep in mind that some people might go like this. Lucy Hale, right? They don't shift but they most likely more often than not, are going to pause on that last letter of the first word, in this case, the firstname to indicate there's a break in between the two names, right, to be consistent throughout this course, I will be moving over all be gone like this. Lucy. Hail. Alright, just keep in mind, you may see like this out in the real-world pregnancy, both versions, okay. Once again, I'll be going like this. We'll see cars and then move over, inhale. All right. Let's go to this one. Easily official. Right? So we have Islam, fissure is LA or maybe eyes LA, Fisher. Okay, and a movie title. All right, So we have nice short burst word. And then let's do the second one. So the gentleman, the gentleman. Right now, you may have heard that in ASL American Sign Language. You don't sign the small words I am are was, were, the stuff like that. But in this case, it's a unique situation. We're not actually signing the others, no specific sign for that. We're finger spelling it because it's part of the movie title, right? If you just signed gentlemen, maybe they'll know which movie you're talking about. But if the word, if the title has maybe three letters or three words in it, the UK might be important to distinguish it. Okay. So once again, the gentleman. The gentleman. Okay. All right. So we dove in once again to rule number five because we're about to what side? Yes, embark on the adventure of finger spelling. Two or more words, multiple words. Deep breath. Let's do it. Let's just go nuts. 114. Fingerspell Celebrity Names: Time to put what we've learned into practice. Yes, we're going to finger spell to words. And in this case they're going to be words that go together. Celebrity names, firstName and lastName. Let's dive in. Okay, here we go. Fingers spell this. So we have Janet Jackson. That's Ryan. Okay, so what do we do to distinguish the first name from the lastName? That's right. We're going to pause for a moment, just a moment on the last letter of the first name. So like this, Janet, last letter. Pause for a moment, move over and jump to the last name Jackson. Right? So it looks something like this. Janet Jackson. Oh yeah. There you go. Here's the next one. Here. New Reeves, Keanu Reeves, Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton. Double letter in the first word. Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep, Alex. Alex, Steve Martin. Steve Martin. Jack Nicholson. Jack Nicholson. Cameron Diaz. Cameron Diaz. Queen Elizabeth. Queen. Elizabeth. Taylor, Swift. Taylor Swift. All right. Time to take a rest in a wonderful location. Oh, yeah, I read it in. The good vibes out with the bad vibes. Okay. You might be wondering how long should you pause in between two words. It's just a short amount of time, right? The quicker the more advanced people are on their signing. It's just a fraction of a second, but it's long enough for the other person whose sines well to be able to understand and imagine if they're signed with the person who doesn't sign. Well, we're going to slow down even more to make. The whole idea is clear. Communication is not to race, It's not to go speed, speed, speed. Have clear communication. What's most efficient and effective. All right. There's the island. Oh, okay, back to reality. Here we go. Fingerspell this. Goldie Hawn. Goldie Hawn. Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman. Alright. And I hope you're signing with me again when I'm doing the answer. So you do your answer while I'm waiting and then sign it again. Yet even more practicing fingerspell with me. Okay. Bruce Willis. Bruce Willis, Kamala harris. Kamala Harris. I suppose it's possible that these Kamala, how you pronounce it? Kamala Harris, George Clooney. George Clooney. Kim. Car Dacian. Nice long lastName. An opportunity to improve cardiac function. Sylvester Stallone. Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington. Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie. Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio. Oh, okay. That was wonderful experience. Finger spelling, celebrity names. I urge you to remember speed and just going like crazy rocket speed is not usually the most efficient or effective goal. Fluencies, smoothness, clear communication is the way to go. And the more practice you get, the more you have the ability to speed up if you choose to write. But that foundation of being clear and just getting it down and getting it down is very important for improvement step-by-step. Okay, let's move forward. 117. Fingerspell Famous Places: Let's fingers spell the names of famous places. This is going to be two words. Let's do it. Here we go. Fingers spell this. Great Wall. Great Wall. Ocean Park. Ocean park, london. London. Eye, cedar, cedar. Berlin, Wall, Berlin, Wall. Chichen, Itza, grand bazaar. Grand Bazaar, times squared, times square to P2. P2. Fort Niagara. For Niagara. Right? And it's time to take a rest. That means magic snap. Ooh, nice, relaxing, taken Nice work. Okay, I urge you fingerspell with me when I'm doing the answers, get more practice just becomes more fluid and it just becomes fluid. Bringing her fluency, yes. Right back to it. The real Let's do Busch Gardens, Vatican Museum. The Colosseum, Windsor Castle, Hollywood sign, rushmore, Sagrada Familia, broken bridge, Flat Iron Building, Washington Monument. Just like Dad, we complete our exercise for finger spelling. Famous places, go back and repeat started random places to just surprise yourself and get more fluid with your fingers fluency. Okay. 120. Fingerspell Popular Movies: Let's fingers bell, popular movie titles. So all of these titles will have two words. All right, let's jump in. Fingerspell this movie. Iron Man, about Time. Mean Girls. The Prestige. Boogie Nights, suicides by hanging over. Pitch Perfect. Black Panther. Time to take a rest. There we are. Okay. Stretch your fingers. Let's get back to it. American Hustle. Richard, dual, Tropic Thunder. Doctor Strange, Legally Blonde, drastic world, Avengers Endgame, Independence Day. Nocturnal animals. Cruel Intentions. We just figured spelled in popular movies. 123. Fingerspell Vehicles: Let's fingers bell the names of vehicles that you may see when you're out in around town. Right? Let's get started. Fingers spell. Ford Fiesta, Dodge Caravan, Sorrento, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Titan, Gladiator, ford fusion, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey. And it's time to take a rest. Here we go. Ooh, nice, beautiful. Looks a little chilly, but beautiful nonetheless. Alright, stretch to the fingers. Are right. Okay. All right. So we just took arrest. Let's get back to it. Here's the next make and model finger spell. This. Nissan, ultimately, Volkswagen. Volkswagen go accent, or is it one of those? Dodge Dakota, Ford Escape? Toyota, Corolla, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan, Maxima, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet equinox. But we just fingers build a whole bunch of vehicles and i feel free to repeat and destroy yourself into the exercising. Improve your finger fluency. Oh, good. Okay. 126. ASL Tip | Embracing Mistakes: Let's talk about something very important. Making mistakes. It's life. We know they're going to happen now it depends what we do with them. Okay, For example, first Let's say we're trying to finger spell Fred Jones. And Fred is over there. So he's just like, ha, you know, trying to figure out what we're trying to say. We want to make a good impression and we're like, and we do an a instead of an E. Okay, now what do we do? Well, we could freak out, put her head down and run a home with her tail between her legs. Crime. But that would that would be one response. But what if we just reset, put our hand down and then did it again? Alright, so let's look at the whole thing. Let's say I spilled Fred, I started do FRA and how we can readjust reset to redo it. Okay. So I wanted it FRA was obviously incorrect and I realized it was incorrect. So I can reset. I can kinda seek my head, put my hand down a little bit and start again. And if you're going too fast because we get so much energy, we wanted to tell something to someone or sign something quickly. Sometimes we push herself a bit fast, slow down. Why? Because the main goal is clear communication. Right now it's wonderful that we're finger spelling for ourselves. We were in front of the mirror and that's what we do. However, the main goal of finger spelling of communication of language, to be able to communicate with someone else. And if they can't understand us. And it really defeats the purpose of clear communication. Okay? So I would urge you to accept that you're going to make mistakes. I'm going to make mistakes. Everyone is going to make mistakes. Now we have a couple of options here. Now one option for a reaction when we make a mistake is to be like, oh my god, it's the worst thing in the world. And then to stop and it's like GameOver, game over. Or we could, you know, maybe we're a little bit embarrassed, you made a mistake, okay, But here's the key. Something we can choose. We can choose our reaction to get over it. Now why not? Well, how can it make us more effective with if we get over our mistakes? Because making mistakes can actually be a tool. So the idea here is to embrace our mistakes. Now you might be thinking, well, why would I want to embrace failure or embrace something that's wrong? You've ever heard the quote, either I win or I learn. It doesn't say anything about failure. It says either I win or I learn. Now making mistakes is a fantastic learning opportunity. Now whenever you start out something, you start small with the beginning stuff. When you make mistakes, it happens. And as you keep going, you fix those mistakes. And then it becomes very rare you don't make those mistakes ever again. But suddenly you make higher level mistakes, right? You're like the higher-level mistakes, then you fix those and you may even higher-level mistakes in Azure moving up, making mistakes along the way is called massive progress and improvement, right? So making mistakes, embracing mistakes. Think about kids. Now I look at my daughter and it just, it's a marvel. It's a wonder how quickly they're able to absorb something, learn something, and be like really proficient at it very, very quickly. Now, children and we're adults.