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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: east

This Day/Week in History

1987, March 30: Marlee Matlin won the 1987 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Children of a Lesser God.

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 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 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.)

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.