Learn American Sign Language (ASL) with TakeLessons, an online language learning platform that provides free and paid courses to beginners and experienced learners. In this video, ASL instructor Victoria demonstrates basic sign language phrases for beginners, including greetings, introduction phrases, common questions, and polite manners. Victoria’s approach is beginner-friendly, and her step-by-step explanation is easy to follow, making it ideal for people who are just starting to learn ASL.
TakeLessons is an online language learning platform that offers private and group lessons in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL). Victoria, the ASL instructor, teaches basic sign language phrases for beginners, including greetings, introduction phrases, common questions, and polite manners.
- Learn standard ASL greetings, such as hello, hey, and what’s up.
- Use introduction phrases like “my name is” and “nice to meet you” to initiate a conversation with people who use sign language.
- Learn to ask common questions such as “what’s your name?” and “where are you from?”
- Polite manners such as “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me” are essential for good communication in ASL.
The phrases you’ll learn in American Sign Language
- What’s up?
- My name is [fingerspelling your name]
- Nice to meet you
- I am learning sign
- Your name what?
- Where are you from?
- How are you?
- I’m fine
- Thank you
- Excuse me
- TakeLessons provides online ASL classes that cater to beginners and advanced learners.
- Visit TakeLessons‘ website to learn more about their online ASL courses.
Watch the free instructional videos on SignLanguage101. They offer great online courses for those who want a more structured way to learn ASL.
- Start by learning basic sign language phrases that you can use in your everyday communication with the deaf community.
- Practice regularly to improve your skills and learn more complex signs.
- Take online ASL courses with qualified instructors who can provide feedback and guidance on your progress.
Q1: Can I learn ASL if I am not deaf?
A1: Yes, anyone can learn ASL regardless of their hearing ability.
Q2: How long does it take to learn ASL?
A2: It depends on the individual’s learning pace and the amount of time they spend practicing.
Q3: Is ASL the same as other sign languages used in different countries?
A3: No, ASL is different from other sign languages used in different countries, such as British Sign Language or Japanese Sign Language.
Q4: Do I need a special device or tool to learn ASL?
A4: No, you do not need any special device or tool to learn ASL.
Q5: Can I learn ASL online?
A5: Yes, there are many online ASL courses that you can take to learn ASL at your own pace.