Beginner I

Sign language / ASL awareness quiz

Take a fun sign language / ASL awareness quiz to find out how much you're aware about the nature of language.

What is a signed language?

What is American Sign Language (ASL)?

In which countries is ASL used?

Sign language is incorporated with mime. True or false?

Facial markers, head and mouth morphemes, body shifting and other non-manual markers in sign language are:

What is fingerspelling?

Is fingerspelling universal?

When using ASL, which linguistic regions of the brain activate?

How is language acquisition in signed language from birth to age 3 compared to spoken language?

New to sign language? "Where do I start?" or "How do I start learning sign language?" This ASL Rookie guide lists some selected links to the tutorials for ASL beginners to get started and keep rolling. It may be a useful review for intermediate-level learners and ASL students as well.

Some tutorial pages are a mix of free and premium versions. Access to premium content and links below are available in the PatronPlus subscription. More links/posts will be added from time to time.

Expressing needs and wants

  1. Making commands or requests

Talking about activities

  1. Frequency of time: how often?

Are you able to carry everyday conversations in ASL? Are you a student in the intermediate levels and beyond, who wishes to boost up your signing skills? You've come to the selected tutorial series. (Some premium content are available to PatronPlus membership.)

Stories, poems, performance arts, etc. in sign language.

This documentation project follows a child's language acquisition, literacy development, and phonological acquisition in sign language, specifically ASL, from newborn to age five in a natural native-ASL environment and visual culture.