What is ASL?

ASL stands for American Sign Language. it is a language of its own that a deaf or hearing impaired person may use to communicate. I have had encounters with learning ASL before, but never to this extent that I am committing to learning it. In church I learned songs in sign language, but never truly understood that the formation that my hands were moving were the equivalent to the words being sung verbally.

In the last year I have found myself becoming more and more interested in communication – both verbal and non-verbal. I enjoy learning about body language, different spoken languages such as English which is my first language French which I am currently working on learning, and of course Sign Language and even Braille. My hope for the future is to become multilingual in English, French, and Sign Language.

I realize that I have a long way to go before I meet that goal. What better way to begin my journey in Sign Language than to learn it intensively over a 10 week period for class. I’m not planning on becoming a master of the language by April, but I hope to build a foundation that I can continue to work from after the assignment is complete.

I will be making weekly videos to showcase my progress in learning ASL. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up to date and learn along with me Hayley Hodson

 

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Author: Hayley Hodson

I have known I wanted to be a teacher my entire life. I never had a doubt in my mind of what I wanted to be in this world. Even though I was certain of the end goal, I never stopped to wonder what the journey to get to that point would look like. This blog is it. This blog is the messy middle where I transition from student to teacher. Every thought and belief I have and learn throughout my education is posted to this blog in order to document my journey in becoming a teacher. I invite you all to join me as I strive to become more than just a teacher, but also a kind and inclusive citizen.

4 thoughts on “What is ASL?”

  1. Hi Hayley, I really like the topic that you chose for your learning project, in fact, I almost chose it for my topic last semester in EDTC300! It is great that you have set goals for yourself, and that you plan on continuing your learning even when the semester is over. It is also nice that you made a Youtube channel to showcase your learning, it’s a great idea! One thing I would recommend for your blog overall is a picture of yourself, this will just make it a little bit more personal! A great way to incorporate a picture would be to use a widget, this way the picture will appear on all pages of your blog!
    I look forward to learning with you!

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    1. You are exactly right about the picture thing! I planned to take some pictures last week but came down with the flu! As much as I would love to have a nose as red as Rudolph in my profile picture, I think I’ll just have to wait until I get better! Once I do have a proper picture on hand I’ll be sure to put it as a widget as well as add it to my About section! Thank you for the amazing suggestion!

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