If you are currently learning sign language, this is a perfect place to start! In this series, I show you the first 100 signs you should know when learning ASL. It is a four part series with 25 themed signs each.
The first lesson in the series covers what you need to know in order to get a conversation started. You’ll learn phrases such as “Hello, my name is …”, “How are you?”, as well as “Where are you from?” In addition to essential words and phrases, I also show you an easy way to start putting sentences together with proper ASL grammar.
Also, at the end of each lesson I offer you a challenge. Completing each challenge will force you to apply what you have learned from the videos and utilize it in the real world.
Challenge #1: Introduce yourself to someone in sign language.
In part 2 of the series we go over signs you would use on a day to day basis, signs such as eat, drink, hungry, thirsty, restaurant, as well as various foods and drinks. I also teach you the most important sign we all should know … Starbucks!
I also show you how to start building sentences with the vocabulary you already have learned. You would be surprised by just how many different sentences you can create using a limited vocabulary.
Challenge #2: Use what you have learned so far and create your own sentence.
In Part 3, we go over 25 signs about time such as day, week, month, and year. We also go over smaller units of time such as second, minute, and hour.
In addition to the 25 signs, I teach you about what bridging is and how it is used in sign language. On top of that, I show you one great learning hack that will help you speed up your progress in the language.
Challenge #3: Start combining the signs you have learned so far and use them in a conversation.
In the final part in the series,I show you the most common signs that you’ll need to be familiar with in day to day conversation. Simple signs such as yes, no, maybe, want, need, learn, and help.
Did you know a sign can change depending on which direction it moves? These signs are called directional signs, and I show you an example of how to implement directional signs into your conversations.
Challenge #4: Use everything you’ve learned so far and have a conversation with a deaf person!
If you are ready to continue to learn more, I have many lessons available for free on YouTube that covers subjects such as letters, numbers, colors, animals, family signs, etc. I’d recommend subscribing to the channel which you can do right here.
For more daily content, you can follow us most social media platforms @aslbasics. We will post signs, explain ASL grammar, teach about deaf culture, and the some MEME’s to keep things fun. I provided the link for our Instagram account below. For links to the rest of our accounts, you can visit our About Us page.
Lastly, if you are ready to really take learning the language seriously and attain fluency as quickly as possible, then Online Tutoring may be for you. We offer single sessions, a 30-day crash course, and a full tutoring program. For ore details, you can click the link below.