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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: faculty

This Day/Week in History

March 24, 1998: Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry visited the Burnaby South Secondary School and the Provincial School for the Deaf in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

ASL Story of the Week

Link to More is not Enough.

Quote of the Month

"It's almost as if the monolingual child's brain is on a diet and the bilingual child's brain stretches to the full extent and variability that Mother Nature gave it to use language and exploit human language."
-- Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (Gallaudet Today, Spring 2012, p. 18.)

21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March: World Poetry Day (UNESCO)

April's Fool Day

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign thank you or I love you in ASL? Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

Browse word list

learning American Sign Language

Learning ASL as a second language (L2) is fun and popular. Bilingualism is not the only benefit, but also bimodalism is another linguistic advantage for the cognitive and sensorial development. Plus many other benefits.

ASL literature and arts

Sign language as the core of its culture is a distinct, cultural-linguistic identity of people of the eye. Learning sign language is inseparable from studying its visual Deaf culture. This section consists of culture, history, literarature and arts in Deaf people and their sign language.

signing with babies and toddlers

Signing ASL as a first language (L1) is commonly found in Deaf families and codas as well as some deaf children in ASL-speaking bilingual schools. Studies from neuroscience to linguistics show that language acquisition, developmental milestones, and linguistic activities in the brain are similiar in signed language as found in spoken language.