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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: classroom

This Day/Week in History

1950, April 20: Daniel Chester French, an American sculptor whose best known work is the sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln (1920), was born in in New Hampshire, U.S.

2006, April 26: Flemish Sign Language was recognised by law of the Flemish Parliament.

Mother Father Deaf Day

Celebrate Mother Father Deaf on the last Sunday of April (since 1994) to honor codas (children of deaf parents) and parents of codas and to recognize the gifts of culture and language passed from generation to generation.

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign some common ASL words? thank you, I love you, please, hello, baby. Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

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 Story of the Week

Link to Overflowing Cup: parable.

Quote of the Month

"The human brain does not discriminate between the hands and the tongue. People discriminate, but not our biological human brain."
-- Neuroscientist Dr. Laura Petitto, 2012

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.