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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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Rebecca T
A little repetitive, but I think I will like his style of teaching the whole language rather than by subsets and categories.
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Amy R
Thank you for your teaching. Love your teaching way as an integrated one which can help us learn better!
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Rebekah R
I want to learn ASL just because It would be nice to know if one day I need it. But how am I supposed to focus on the sign language if I'm busy reading the captions to know what he is saying? I just got through the first video only and already couldn't tell you one thing he did with his hands or facial expressions because I'm too busy reading what is being said
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Bridget P
This seems kind of stupid how are people suppose to learn this way. We have been taught differently so how can we read and learn the hand symbols
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K C
I don't know how to hide the black bar. It covers the captions. Also I don't know how to make it fill the screen. I'm on an iPad. Thanks
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