American Sign Language University is a sign language resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you learn ASL and improve your signing.
● New: The Level 3 videos are available in the ASLU Bookstore.
● Dr. Bill's ASL Fingerspelling Practice App is now optimized for your
iPhone or iPad:
"Check it out"
● Subscribe to "ASL.tc" and get over 75 ASL study tools for your Android Smartphone. Visit http://asl.tc for more info.
Hello ASL Heroes!
ASL is a visual gestural
language. That means it is a language that is expressed through the
hands and face and is perceived through the eyes. It isn't just waving your
hands in the air. If you furrow your eyebrows, tilt your head, glance in a
certain direction, lean your body a certain way, puff your cheek, or any
number of other "inflections" --you are adding or changing meaning in ASL. A
"visual gestural" language carries just as much information as any spoken
language. There is much more to learning American Sign Language than just
memorizing signs. ASL has its own grammar, culture, history, terminology and
other unique characteristics. It takes time and effort to become a "skilled
signer." But you have to start somewhere if you are going to get
anywhere--so dive in and enjoy.
A mother (christy1246@______) writes:
p.s. Another very real and important part of the Lifeprint ASL curriculum project is that of being able to use the "magic" of the internet to provide a high quality sign language curriculum to those who need it the most but are often least able to afford it. (See the Guyana link below.)
p.p.s. That cartoon sums up my philosophy regarding curriculum. Students shouldn't have to pay outrageous amounts of money just to learn sign language. -Dr. Bill
You are welcome and encouraged to link to Lifeprint!
Just paste this code into your html:
Need to practice your receptive fingerspelling? You'll probably love Dr. Bill's fingerspelling practice site: http://ASL.ms
● How to say "I love you" in sign language, see: The ILY sign
● How to say "hello" in sign language, see: Hello
● Sign language for babies, see: Baby Sign Language
● Learn about the history of ASL, see: Sign Language History
● A list of sign language phrases, see: Sign Language Phrases
● Religious / Christian sign language: Religion
● Dr. Bill's sign language Dictionary, see: ASL Dictionary
● How to say "Thank you" in sign language, see: Thank You
● Being developed: Advanced Signs
Do you READ Japanese and are you interested in ASL? If so, we are looking for students to try out a new website. For info, email: Test@clearasl.com
Ha! There you go!
I always enjoy doing what I can to support the ASL club. Grin.
- Dr. Bill
was established January 8, 1997 (Lifeprint.com) Copyright © 1997 - 2013
William Vicars, Ed.D.