Hello, I am new to this list. I am in Elementary ASL 1 at my community college. I have a Deaf teacher. He is very good. I am taking Elem. ASL 2 this Summer (hopefully with the same teacher), and am then going into the Deaf Studies/Sign Language Interpreter Option in the fall semester.
Anyway, I was searching online for some help/info on how to learn to "see" when I found this site. I'm not asking about SEE (the "language?" I don't know much about that), but rather how to visualize in ASL. My tendency is to think in English and translate it to ASL. Also, I am completely at a loss when trying to understand (visualize) directions, i.e., asking how to get to the library and understanding how to get there from what someone signs. Also, I don't "see" a chair when I sign it; I think of it in English... I think, "Chair," then I sign. I feel that it is very important for me to be able to visualize/see if I am going to learn ASL well. I very much want to be fluent in ASL. So, any ideas, suggestions, or advice is welcome and deeply appreciated.