Now, if you are interested in learning ASL - American Sign Language- there are plenty of places from sea to shining sea that you can pick from wherever you live. I will be happy to refer you to the specific ones in your area. There are over 400 programs of that kind. ( need updates on numbers )
Learning ASL is fun and challenging. It is a visual and gestural language that can be learned in steps from beginner's to advanced. There are career programs that you can benefit two ways with ASL. One is to be a Sign Language Interpreter and/or Two is to work with Deaf students/consumers in your field as social worker, teacher's aide, teacher, and the likes in social field.
ASL can be mastered easily if you put your heart, mind and soul into it. After teaching for more than 35 years at grassroots, education and professional levels, it is now a respected third language in use in the North America.
With the recent developments in entertainment, more people are asking about learning sign language. It is encouraging and beneficial for everyone.
Thanks to Laurent Clerc for bringing ASL to the New World!
American Sign Language Instructor/Deaf Culture & History Lecturer
Quincy, IL 62301
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