The course is coming to a close and it is time to wrap up my learning project. My journey of learning ASL throughout the spring semester has been an amazing educational experience. I developed a better understanding of my knowledge on ASL of how the language is shown. I also had the opportunity to grow my vocabulary for ASL, with every week learning new words to practice. This experience has helped me gain the confidence to showcase my learning to others through videos and it helped me break through my nerves in the online world. I found so many great resources along my journey that helped me get a better understanding of how the language works, along with great editing tools to edit my videos that I posted on YouTube (insert YouTube link). Learning ASL has led me to experience new way of learning and I am excited to take a look at my growth throughout this course.
Learning Project week 1 – Beginning my Journey
Week 1 our task was to tell everyone what our journey could potentially look like. This was a new task for me because I never had the opportunity to learn online before this class, so finding resources was a bit of a challenge at the start. For this weeks post I explained why I wanted to lean sign language.
Learning Project week 2 – Relearning my ABC’s
Week 2 I started out pretty easy and began by relearning my ABC’s from before. I learnt my ABC’s from sign language 101 this week and filmed the process.
Learning Project week 3 – Conversational words & 1-10
Week 3 I found new resources to learn from on YouTube instead of sign language 101. This week I challenged myself to learn more words in ASL.
Learning Project week 4 – Colours, Pronouns & 11-20
Week 4 I chose to go back to Sign Language 101 I started to watch longer videos and continue to learn more and more new words.
Learning Project week 5 – Everyday words and phrases & 21-30
Week 5 I focused on learning everyday words and phrases and continuing with my numbers. I realized how important these words would become if I every had to use them.
Learning Project week 6 – O’Canada
Week 6 I decided to challenge myself even further and learnt how to sign our national anthem. This was something I have always been interested in, especially when I see it being performed at roughrider games.
Top Three Takeaways:
This journey has been nothing but educational and I can not wait to find different ways to use my new skill. I hope that one day in my future classroom I am able to teach my students about the deaf culture and teach them a wonderful new language. I am looking forward to continuing practicing my ASL skills and to learning new skills in the near future.