Originally Posted by melindajanet
Ohhhh, I see, that's understandable. How is she learning, online or in a class, mostly from you?
My boyfriend and I went to a Halloween event recently with an all Deaf group (I mean everyone was Deaf, not from this website haha), all couples in their 40s-50s, all very
strong ASL signers (we are both in our early 20s, he signs PSE only at the moment). I can see why someone would feel left out in a situation like that, in situations like that I myself wish I could sign better. However, last weekend we went to a Halloween party, mostly dhh people (although I did bump into a couple other hearing people) and I think I did okay considering I'm not fluent yet! But I was also very drunk, so if people were making fun of me...I didn't notice
To start my girlfriend on basic fingerspelling, I suggested aslpro.com. SHe now has about 8 books on learning ASL. Some of them are older. Some of them are newer. She does want to take a class, but they cost too much money. Yes, she does learn a lot from me.