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Introduction to American Sign Language

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    1. Intro to American Sign Language (ASL)
    A lesson with Rob Nielson
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    What is the difference between English and sign language? Rob Nielson compares ASL to written languages and explains why his lessons don’t involve speaking.

    What is the difference between English and sign language? Rob Nielson compares ASL to written languages and explains why his lessons don’t involve speaking.

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    2. How to Sign the Alphabet in ASL
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    Want to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Start with the basics of fingerspelling and learn the correct form for each letter of the alphabet.

    Want to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Start with the basics of fingerspelling and learn the correct form for each letter of the alphabet.

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    3. 3-Letter Word Fingerspelling Practice
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    Three-letter words are simple, right? Not if you’re learning ASL. Find out four essential fingerspelling strategies that’ll help you become fluent in signing.

    Three-letter words are simple, right? Not if you’re learning ASL. Find out four essential fingerspelling strategies that’ll help you become fluent in signing.

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    4. How to Sign Colors in ASL
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    Want to learn more descriptive American Sign Language (ASL) signs? In this sign language lesson, learn 12 signs for basic colors, as well as comparison signs.

    Want to learn more descriptive American Sign Language (ASL) signs? In this sign language lesson, learn 12 signs for basic colors, as well as comparison signs.

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    5. How to Sign Greetings & Introductions
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    In this American Sign Language lesson with certified ASL teacher Rob Nielson, learn common ASL words and phrases for meeting, greetings, and salutations.

    In this American Sign Language lesson with certified ASL teacher Rob Nielson, learn common ASL words and phrases for meeting, greetings, and salutations.

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Kelly T
Thank you so much for taking the time to do these ASL lessons. I started learning ASL years ago when I was a kid at daycare and I would interpret for a friend I had there. Ever since, the passion to learn it has stayed with me, and I am now planning on becoming fluent. I hope you create more in depth complex lessons in the future. Thank you again!
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Carolyn G
I'm so lost
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Lorraine K
I haven't practiced the fingerspelling quiz in a few years, but it's slowly coming back to me
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Lorraine K
HI Rob, about 5 years ago, I used to watch your videos, I think on YouTube. I haven't kept up with the fingerspelling so had trouble getting the 3-letter words. Just goes to show, " use it or lose it". I'm going to start practicing again. Also am wondering if there is going to be an expanded or more advanced course, not that I'm ready for that yet, but I do remember there was also a 4-letter word practice. Lorraine K
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Karrie E
I'm a slow learner. I'm watching over and over and it's getting easier. Exactly how many videos do you have? I want more!!!
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