I am excited to announce that for the month of April, I will be giving away many of my programs and classes away for free to help those that have been impacted by the corona virus outbreak.
For more details about what will be offered in April, you can check out this article here.
Learning a new language can be fun, exciting, and empowering. However, at the same time it can be difficult and challenging. That is why I wanted to provide tools that can help make learning sign language a fun and engaging process.
On YouTube I have created some simple and easy to follow lessons to help you build a solid foundation for your sign language journey.
If you are completely new to the language, you may want to start with my “Learn the Basics” series where we cover things such as the ABCs, numbers, colors, animals, and also the first 100 signs you need to know.
I also have a other videos that cover themed based vocabulary on location, for example, teaching signs for zoo animals at a zoo or learning beach signs at the beach. These are a fun way to make learning new vocabulary a little more entertaining.
You can find all of my lessons, interviews, and tips on my YouTube channel where I publish a new videos regularly. Subscribing is a great way to be consistent and add new vocabulary, gain insights into deaf culture, and receive some great learning tips. Plus, its free!
For updates on all our latest content, be sure to check out our blog.
THE FASTEST ROUTE TO FLUENCY
When confronted with a monumental challenge, we have two choices. We can try to do it alone … or we could ask for help.
For example, did you know that it wasn’t until 1953 that someone successfully climbed to the peak of Mount Everest. However, today over 800 people a year reach the top. How? With guides that help them each step of the way.
Learning a new language can be a lot like climbing a mountain filled with challenges and pitfalls. Trying to make the climb alone can be frustrating.
So, whether you are just getting started or have been trying to learn sign language for years, getting a little extra help along the way can make all the difference in the world.
Feel free to schedule a few consultation meeting with the link below.
If you would like to learn more about our language coaching program, you can read more about it here.
GET SOME PRACTICE
One challenge many face when learning sign language is finding others to practice with. If you are not enrolled in a class, finding others to practice with can be difficult to say the least.
During the current pandemic, that challenge has only gotten harder. Many classes around the country and the world have been either cancelled or moved online.
So, for the month of April, I am organizing weekly ASL group practice sessions for anyone that is interested in improving their expressive and receptive skills with others.
To learn more about this program, you can find more details here.
This free guide has been designed to save you as much time as possible when learning a new language. I just 6 simple steps, you can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to become fluent in ASL.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
ASL Basics was created with the goal of offering free educational content to allow anyone the opportunity to learn sign language online. I am very grateful that so far we have been able to do just that. We have enabled tens of thousands of people from dozens of countries to learn sign language.
According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD) as many as 3 of every 1,000 children are born with hearing loss and more than 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
Your support would mean that we could continue to produce free educational content to empower hearing parents to communicate with their deaf or hard-of-hearing children, teachers the ability to directly communicate with their deaf students, or afford anyone the opportunity to learn sign language and be a part of the deaf community.
On top of that, you also receive some special benefits on Patreon too, such as exclusive access to our patron-only feed which includes things like effective learning strategies, tips on how to speed up your progress, behind the scenes content, early access to our lessons, and more. And as an added bonus, you also get a discounts on all our merch.
Another way you can help support us continue to make free educational content is by getting some merch. It’s a fun way to show that you belong to the sign language community and look stylish while doing it. We have a few fun designs that each are available in various styles, sizes, and colors. You can check out them all here or check out each design with the images below.
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Both my wife and I have been deeply involved within the deaf community for over 10 years and are very grateful to be a part of it. We are both currently working as certified sign language interpreters in California and are very happy that we have been able to help many others learn and attain fluency in sign language.
Over the years, I have given over 100 public discourses in dozens of cities and have worked with students of all ages and levels. I really enjoy teaching sign language because in many cases, sign language is the sole means of communication between family members, relatives, students, or deaf in our local communities.
However I know learning an entirely new language can be hard. Even more so when you don’t have others to practice with. That is why I am striving to create an large online community of learners that can support each other as we all go through the process of learning the language together.
If you are a busy parent that has a deaf or non-verbal child, a teacher with a deaf student, or are someone that would like to make sign language a career, first I want to commend you for accepting the challenge of learning sign. Secondly, I assure you that I will do my utmost to help you through the difficult process of learning a language, get past the struggles, and attain the fluency you are looking for.