7 Day Bootcamp

On this page you can go through the entirety of the course at your own pace. You can jump from day to day by using the links below and if you would like to participate in the challenges, you may join the private Facebook group here at any time -> 7-Day Bootcamp on Facebook

Orientation
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

ORIENTATION

Welcome early birds! Let’s talk about next week. We are really excited to kick of the 7-day ASL Bootcamp this coming Monday with all of you!

This livestream will be an overview of what you can expect next week, how to get the most out of the experience, and tips on how to navigate the different UNITS and POSTS.


DAY 1

Class: Build a solid foundation for success

Learning a new language can be one of the most rewarding endeavors we take on … however, it can also be one of the most challenging endeavors we take on!

Today we will be focusing on how you can build a solid foundation and set yourself up for success.

We will be talking about the importance of identifying WHY you are learning sign language so we can then move onto HOW to learn sign language.

Challenges of the Day

  1. Write down WHY you are wanting to learn sign language and come up with a PLAN to do it.
  2. Introduce yourself to someone else in sign language.

Resources

Group Practice + Q&A

Giveaway

ASL Flash Cards
https://amzn.to/2VuMpnY

Congratulations to Jon Phillip for winning today’s giveaway.


DAY 2

Class: Start with the Basics

Now that we identified our WHY and figured out our HOW, it’s time to move onto WHAT.

Today we will be focusing on the basics so you can start communicating with ASL as quickly as possible.

Challenge of the Day

Learn at least 5 new signs on your own and record a video of yourself. If you’d like, you can email me the video and I can review it for you.

Resources

Group Practice + Q&A

Giveaway

Free 1:1 Session
https://aslbasics.com/product/single-11-session/

Congratulations to Kim Guymon for winning today’s giveaway.


Day 3

Class: Learn Like a Polyglot

Learning like a student can often lead to frustration, but if we can figure out how to learn like a polyglot we can make learning a new language a fun (and successful) process!

Challenge of the day

Write down one way you have made or plan on making learning sign language fun. (Feel free to share your ideas with me by email chris@aslbasics.com)

Resources

Group practice + Q&A

Giveaway

Season 1 of Switched at Birth
https://amzn.to/3f2xJEh

Congratulations to Pascal Brody for winning today’s giveaway.


Day 4

Class: Learn Like a Child

It turns out kids are pretty good at learning languages, but how can we as adults approach learning a new language like a child?

Challenge of the Day

Show me 3 signs … one that uses the A handshape, one that uses the B handshape, and one that uses the C handshape. GO!

Resources

Group practice + Q&A

Giveaways (yep, more than one today!)

Signing Time: ABC Signs
https://amzn.to/3iuiLck

A signed copy of The Fox Family Adventures
https://amzn.to/2C9jRJH

Today we are doing 2 giveaways!

The first one is a Signing Time video that goes over the entire alphabet in a really fun way with multiple songs throughout too. This is a great way to not only learn the ABCs but a ton of new vocabulary as well. Great for kids (and grown-ups too).

The second giveaway is a signed copy of our children’s book! This was a passion project for the past couple years and it was recently published about a month ago and has been getting great reviews. You can learn more about it here.

Congratulations to Annette Caddell and Joely DeMonte for winning today’s giveaways.


Day 5

Class: The Three Ms

Today we will be discussing “The Three Ms” … Mindset, Motivation, and Methods. If we can master all three of these they will form a very powerful trifecta and you’ll be able to learn anything you put your mind to … including sign language.

Challenges of the Day

  1. Which one of the three Ms from today’s class do you plan on focusing on and how? (feel free to share your answer with me via email)
  2. Share one new sign that you learned today with someone.

Resources

Group practice + Q&A

Giveaway

Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsely
https://amzn.to/3gv7OFQ

Congratulations to Stephanie Tanner for winning today’s giveaway.


Day 6

Class: Grammar and Classifiers

This may be both the day you were waiting for and the day you were dreading … its time to tackle grammar and classifiers! Be sure to take advantage of all of the RESOURCES from today’s unit.

Challenge

Video yourself incorporating at least one classifier in a sentence and share it with either myself or a friend.

Resources

Group practice + Q&A

Giveaway

Signing Time Sentences
https://amzn.to/2ZC0Isf

Congratulations to Sheri Smith for winning today’s giveaway.


Day 7

Class: Prepare Yourself for Long-term Success

We have made a lot of progress this week, but as many of you know, learning a new language is not a sprint … it’s a marathon. Today you will discover how you can prepare yourself for success in the long run!

Challenge of the Day

  1. Come up with a plan or system for yourself that will help you be successful in the long run.
  2. Share what your biggest take-away was from this week.

Resources

Videos/classes

Recommended reading

Group practice + Q&A

Giveaway

One full month of our full 1:1 program
https://aslbasics.com/product/full-11-program/

Congratulations to Jeanne for winning today’s giveaway.

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