Nanelle- Honestly, I'm kind of shocked/disappointed that companies like Rosetta Stone don't offer it (as far as I know. I have looked for it, but did not see it as an option.)
as a hearing person, I'm finding that resources are kind of hard to find for learning ASL on your own. I don't have unlimited access to the internet (I work on a cruise ship and we have to buy internet cards, which gets expensive) so I'm trying to find an offline computer program.!
Never never ever tell the deaf person, "Never mind" or "I will tell you later" when he/she askes what everyone is talking about. That is like a rejection for many of us.
I’m very happy people are taking the time to give me and my other coworkers great tips. Change can happen one person at a time. Thank you for your time and I hope you keep posting.
Interesting little story… My company has hired an ASL translator to come in once a week for our team meeting making it very clear we will need the person every week for 1.5 hours and at what times. Our meeting only last an hour but want to make sure we have enough time with the translator. The first week went great, I met with the translator and my coworker. I gave them both an outline of the topics for the meeting. The second week the translator was 15min. late. Not a big deal since we requested the translator 15min. early. The 3rd week the translator no showed. I called each week the day before our meeting confirming a translator would be here. This week we try out a new translator! Wish us luck.
Thanks again for all your help!
This is a REALLY fantastic website that teaches ASL for free! I'm hearing, so I can't guarantee its absolute perfection, but it's a wonderful resource at the very least!Nanelle- Honestly, I'm kind of shocked/disappointed that companies like Rosetta Stone don't offer it (as far as I know. I have looked for it, but did not see it as an option.)
I am an ASL student at Troy University online and have purchased the Signing Naturally textbook w/ DVD series for ASL classes 1 - 3 so far. You do not have to have internet access to use these materials. The books can be a bit expensive, but they are also older (in my opinion) versions so you can buy them all used through Amazon.com. Nothing beats f2f interaction to learn a new language of course, but when that's not available, college textbook series are great at teaching the basics.