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sign language online Sign language resources and extracurricular ASL (American Sign Language) materials for language+culture enthusiasts, ASL students and learners, instructors and teachers, interpreters, homeschoolers, parents and professionals for practice or self-study.

ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: boyfriend

ASL Story of the Week

Link to The Tooth Tale: true story.

This Day/Week in History

November 19, 1983: The episode "Smurfing In Sign Language" appeared in Season 3 of the Smurfs cartoon show.

November 18, 1998: The European Parliament adopted the resolution on sign languages, making the official recognition of the sign language used by deaf people in each member state of Europe.

November 16, 2010: Greg Hlibok (one of the four Gallaudet University's 1988 protest leaders) was named Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Rights in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, U.S.

November 19, 2010: The EUD celebrated its 25 years anniversary with a gala dinner in Brussels, Belgium.

Quote of the Month

"The belief that speech is central to language is an analog to the belief that earth is center of the universe. The former is still practiced today -- hundreds of years older than the latter."
-- Jolanta Lapiak

Learning This Week

Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.