30 Day Course

WEEK 1 – Getting Started
WEEK 2 – Getting Involved
WEEK 3 – Getting Momentum
WEEK 4 – Getting Technical
WEEK 5 – Bonus class

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WEEK 1 – Getting Started

  • Practice session: Introductions
  • Class: “Start with Why”
  • Q&A

Resources

NOTE: You may notice some overlap between some of these videos listed above, however, I do encourage watching as many as possible which will help you improve your receptive skills by becoming familiar with various styles of signing as well as be exposed to some common variations.

  • Practice session: Animals and pets
  • Class: “Come up with a PLAN”
  • Q&A

Resources – Animals and Pets

  • Practice session: Family
  • Class: “Learning the Basics”
  • Q&A

Resources – Family


Challenges

#1: Introduce yourself to someone else using sign language.
#2: Write down your reason WHY you are learning ASL.
#3: Share one new sign you’ve learned with someone else.
#4: Share one animal sign with another person.
#5: Reflect on what you have learned from week 1.


GIVEAWAY

This week we are giving away a set of 500 ASL Flashcards! We will be choosing a student at random and announce the winner during the Friday class on August 7th.


WEEK 2 – Getting Involved

  • Practice session: Casual language
  • Class: “Increase Your Exposure”
  • Q&A

Resources – Casual language

  • Practice session: Feelings and emotions
  • Class: “Using What You’ve Learned”
  • Q&A

Resources – Feelings and emotions

  • Practice session: Mistakes
  • Class: “Getting feedback”
  • Q&A

Resources – Mistakes


Challenges

#6: Let someone know how your day was in sign language.
#7: Find one new way to increase your exposure.
#8: Share one new sign that you have learned with someone else.
#9: What is one way you can go outside your comfort zone that will help you make more progress.
#10: What similar signs do you mix up and how can you tell them apart?


GIVEAWAY

Unlimited Memory is one of our favorite books and has been tremendously helpful for improving our memory and helping us remember what we learn. We will be choosing a student at random and announce the winner during the Friday class on August 14th.


WEEK 3 – Getting Momentum

  • Practice session: Food and drinks
  • Class: “Interview with Scott and Julie Gorges | The Power of Mindset
  • Q&A

SPECIAL GUESTS: Scott and Julie Gorges

Resources – Food and drinks

  • Practice session: Numbers
  • Class: “Staying Motivated”
  • Q&A

Resources – Numbers


Class #9

  • Practice session: Defining features
  • Class: “Becoming Autodidactic”
  • Q&A

Suggested reading: Autodidactic by James Parkinson

Resources – Mistakes


Challenges

#11: Share what you favorite food is with someone else in sign language.
#12: How many signs can you think of that use the C handshape?
#13: Practice signing large numbers.
#14: Share one new sign that you have recently learned with someone else.
#15: Describe one defining feature of yourself to someone else. (hair, eyes, etc)


GIVEAWAY

Need a little help one on one? This week we are giving away a free 1:1 session. We will be choosing a student at random and announce the winner during the Friday class on August 21st.


WEEK 4 – Getting Technical

  • Practice session: Using classifiers
  • Class: “Common Classifiers”
  • Q&A

Resources – Classifiers

  • Practice session: Fingerspelling with clarity
  • Class: “Fingerspelling Tips”
  • Q&A

Resources – Fingerspelling

  • Practice session: Using proper ASL grammar
  • Class: “Simplifying ASL Grammar”
  • Q&A

Resources – Mistakes


Challenges

#16: Use a classifier in a sentence.
#17: Practice fingerspelling with someone else.
#18: Share one new sign you have learned this week with a someone else.
#19: ABC time. Recall three signs, one each that use the A, B, and C handshapes.
#20: Try to come up with your own sentence that uses proper ASL grammar.


GIVEAWAY

This week we are giving away an entire month of our personalized one-on-one program! We will be choosing a student at random and announce the winner during the Friday class on August 28th.


WEEK 5 – Bonus Class