Behind English and Spanish, American Sign Language is said to be the most commonly used language in the U.S. Learning it can open new doors in your career and in your everyday life, giving you the opportunity to communicate with a wider range of people across all walks of life.
If you’re interested in learning to sign, the
Lessons are taught by Able Lingo, which is run by Michael Honkanen. Honkanen is TESOL- and TEFL-certified, has degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice, and used ASL throughout his life to communicate with his family and as a former police officer and federal investigator.
He’ll kick off lessons with starter signs, family signs, and emotion signs, move through colours, home, personality, and question signs, and work up to numbers zero to 100, foods, time, places, and more. You’ll learn signs in groups of ten and each vocabulary sign is taught individually in its own video lesson. You’ll thoroughly explore hand shapes, hand positions, and hand motions for each sign, then go through a two-part review.
Once you’ve made it through an entire category, you’ll have a test covering everything. You’ll be tested in two parts: signing and understanding. Don’t worry; the tests aren’t nerve-wracking and are only to build upon what you’ve learned. You’ll have lifetime access to the courses and review tests, so feel free to work through completely at your own pace.
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Complete ASL: First 500+ Basic Signs Course
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