Instructions: This is not an exact science. In
general I want you to convey the following types of information.
Greeting: Say hello
Introduce yourself, first and last name, find out the other person's
name (or to the camera), tell the other person (or the camera) that
it is nice to meet them or "likewise" if they indicate that it
is nice to meet you.
State your situation:
Sample: I'm hearing, I'm learning ASL at XYZ college.
Sample: I'm hearing. My friend taught me a bit of
Sample: I'm a student at XYZ college. ASL 1.
Sample: I'm learning ASL to communicate with my Deaf Friend.
Sample: I'm learning ASL. My instructor is _________.
Ask the other person's situation:
Sample: Are you deaf?
Sample: Are you Hearing?
Sample: Are you a teacher?
Sample: Are you a student?
Tell about your family:
Sample: My mom and dad are Deaf and have four children, all
hearing, I'm the third.
Sample: My dad I don't know him. I live with my mom.
Sample: My mom dad divorce. Both re-marry. I live
with Dad. My sister live with my biological mom. My step-mom
has 2 kids. So, I have one sister and two half-sisters.
Sample: I'm divorced, currently dating a new woman, six
Sample: I'm married, 4 kids.
Sample: I'm single.
Sample: I have a sweetheart. We've been together 2 years
and three months.
Tell where you are from or where you were born and raised:
Sample: I'm from here.
Sample: I was born in Los Angeles, California
Sample: I was born and raised in Utah and moved here three
Sample: I am an army brat. I've moved all over the
Tell where you live:
Sample: I live _________ (spell name of your city or do its
namesign or abbreviation)
Sample: I in the dorms.
Sample: I live in an apartment with 2 roommates.
Sample: I live with my boyfriend.
Sample: I live with my parents.
Sample: I live with my wife. The two of us are buying a house.
Sample: I'm homeless. I live in my car.
Tell what you like to do:
Sample: I like watching TV
Sample: I like reading
Sample: I like sleeping
Sample: I enjoy eating
Sample: I love basketball
Tell your phone number: (This doesn't have to be a "real"
Sample: 916 slight pause 555 slight pause 4321 (all palm
forward, all individual digits)
Tell your email address: (This doesn't have to be a "real"
Tell your favorite color:
Sample: My favorite color is red.
Tell me your favorite food:
My favorite food is bananas.