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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: camera

This Day/Week in History

June 19, 1990: The Legislature passed the motion as follows: " recognize American Sign Language as a language of the deaf in Alberta; and to incorporate it into Alberta's grade school and post-secondary curriculum as an available language of instruction." .

ASL Story of the Week

Link to Spring Dawn: poem.

Quote of the Month

"The United Nations declared sign language as a Human Rights. If someone forbids you from using it. They are violating your rights."
-- The sticker note by unknown

Learn some basic ASL signs, classifiers, and narrative perspective from this simple poem The Moon in My Bedroom in ASL.

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.

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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.