Links to websites for learning ASL

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  1. KristinaB

    KristinaB Emotional Mess Premium Member

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    We generally get asked here on AD for places for people to go to learn sign language. The following are sites that I have used or have recommended.

    ASLPro.com Home
    Has a wide variety of signs in a dictionary format. Also has quizzes that you can play. They have a children's area and a section for Bible signs as well.

    • ASL • American Sign Language
    This site is put together by Dr. Bill Vickers from a California college. He has an online ASL university that is free. You can do the work online or download the workbooks. You can also order a CD of the website if you are only on dial-up. He also sells CD's for school groups. He has options for being able to get school credit.

    Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary
    You can register for free for basic instruction. There is also an option to pay for membership which will give you more, but the free version is just great.

    DCMP.org :: Home
    You are able to "check out" videos, DVD's and books like a library. They will mail them to you and give you a postage paid mailer to send them back. They also have streaming online videos as well. They offer all kinds of things for ASL instruction, deaf culture and children.

    Free American Sign Language Browers, British Sign Language, Auslan
    This site provides links for all different sign languages from all over for baby sign language. ASL, BSL, AUSLAN, Arabic, Austrian, Croatian, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Japan, National Aviation and Norwegian.

    ASL Dictionary
    This is a new site and has things for learning ASL and deaf culture.

    This should be a good start.
     
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    I agree it's posted a lot. Sticky?
     
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    Thanks Kristina! I use the first 3 all the time! That last one though... I don't really like watching her videos as much. She uses very minimal facial expression and no mouth morphemes (we were just going over them in class), for example on the word "finish", your mouth usually does something that looks like your saying "fish". She does none of that, so her videos seem quite stiff. Great list though! :)
     
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    On the last one - she just started the website and has said that she will be "tweaking" and updating her videos.
     
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    I had asked if it could be sticky since I seem to give the information a lot on the introduction thread.

    When I come across more website that I would trust for all ages, then I will post them. I am also trying to bring in more than just ASL as we have people from all over.
     
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    Thanks Kristina!! :ty:
     
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    oh ... thank you. I have used ASL Pro and Savvy before. I really like the ASL Dictionary site - just tried it. It will come in handy with practicing phrases. This will certainly help me retain signs. :) L
     
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    Erm any sites you guys know of for people trying to improve BSL??? (British sign language)
     
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    thanks you sharing, am learningggg

    but how can easy to remmy it:|
     
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    I have fallen in love with DCMP.ORG. So far I have been able to stream every video I am interested in. I could quit my job and just spend 27/9/423 on that site.


    [27 hours a day, 9 days a week, 423 days a year] for those who aren't used to this notation system.
     
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    OHHHH MY OHHH MY.


    Have found a new site: All the ASL stuff seems directed at terps but I don't see how anyone could fail to gain from it. Have not found a lot of captioning but a lot of videos have PDF files to go with them.

    National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials.

    You don't have to sign in to download videos or anything. I am my weakest at my receptive skills and I am convinced the material here will help me.

    Like to know what you guys and gals think.
     
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    Hello !
    I am also a new member. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guy !
     
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    Is this site reliable on signs? We might use it to practice new signs
     
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    This site is extremely reliable. I do know of an ASL teacher, who is deaf, that makes it a recommended site for his high school students.
     
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    Yes - newcomers are welcome. Make sure to introduce yourself in the Introduction thread here:

    Introduce Yourself - AllDeaf.com
     
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    :ty: KristinaB I will definitely use it then
     
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    I think it does depend upon where you are at... I've been told that quite a few of the signs are West Coast based, and may be a bit different if you live elsewhere - as for me... I live in NJ.

    That being said, I do use it a LOT to look up signs if I need one. They have a LOT of signs available at that site. :)
     

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