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Introduction to American Sign Language

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    1. Intro to American Sign Language (ASL)
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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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amber r
i’d love for more videos to be able to sign better/more fluently. i love the teaching style!
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Kelly T
I enjoyed learning these lessons. I wish there were more in depth classes to go towards being fluent.
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Angela P
Hi Rob, I love this course and your teaching style. This is my first course. I particularly like the fact that there are no subtitles or voice spoken, because it really forces me to try to understand. Will there be more videos?
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Bree D
I love your lessons Rob! I have felt a calling to learn ASL since I was 17...I just didn't know where to start. At age 31, I am thrilled to finally start learning ASL. You have been a huge help! I can't wait to learn more from the rest of your videos. God has truly blessed you with the gift of teaching. :)
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Candice J
You rock! Thanks so much
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