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ASL Word of the News

Word of the News for October 7 is SHARK. Ozzy was one of the picks in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Learn This Week

Happy Halloween

Translation: Happy Halloween.

Learn a few Halloween-related ASL vocabulary: HALLOWEEN, trick or treat, CANDY.

U.S. Election 2020

The US election is looming!


"The pandemic is not a red state versus blue state issue. The virus doesn't care where you live or what political party you belong to. It infects us all. It will take anyone's life. It is a virus -- not a political weapon."

Storytelling of the Week: Learn some basic ASL signs, classifiers, and narrative perspective from it: The Farmer and his Sons.

This Day/Week in Sign Language / Deaf History

October 24, 1986: Gallaudet College was renamed Gallaudet University (in Washington, D.C.).

Quote of the Month

"I cannot understand how a language like sign language - the richest in expressions, the most energetic, the most advantageous in its universal intelligibility is still so neglected and that only the deaf speak it. This is, I confess, one of those irrationalities of the human mind that I cannot explain."
-- Pierre Desloges, 1779