This week our task was to find a different way of sharing our progress with one another. Although I still shared my work through a YouTube video I took different steps to get there this week.
Coming up next week I will Learn numbers 21-30, more common phrases and everyday signs.
This week for my learning project I looked at learning basic beginner conversational words so that if I would ever bump into a person who is deaf I could somewhat communicate with them. For this weeks lesson I decided to branch out from Sign Language 101 and found a couple YouTube videos instead.
Coming up next week I will learn more numbers and some basic grammar!
Welcome to my first week of ASL! For week one I have decided to freshen up on my alphabet. I watched Sign Language 101's video : Learn your ABC's. I was so excited to start this journey up again, but while I was watching the video I realized that I still could remember some letters and was ahead of the video, while at other times I would complete blank on a letter.
Coming up next week I will focus on learning basic greetings and learning numbers!
For my EDCT 300 learning project I wanted to explore something that has always been an interest of mine, ASL (American Sign Language). I was in grade 12 when my interest in ASL began. Watching people do it on TV and watching videos on YouTube of people’s days being made because someone knew how to sign. My parents have always told me that I have a special connection with working with differing abilities. In my winter semester I took KIN 120: Sports and Recreation with persons with disabilities. This was my favorite class because it allowed me to work outside of my comfort zone and gain a better understanding of what it might be like to work with people with differing needs. Volunteering with Special Olympics was the highlight of this course but unfortunately got cut short due to COVID-19.
Photo Credit: Elisabeth Alvarado, via Spanish Mama