Level: Intermediate

A student's journey in ASL 200 and beyond

If you are an ASL student in ASL 212 or 202 and beyond, you may relate to some of these observably similar patterns of experience. Of course, these tidbits below are overly exaggerations with a tiny bit of truth. Enjoy humor.

ASL students in the level 1, especially ASL 101 or 111, are awed your signing skills, even though, you know you're a very, very long way to go.

silly greeting

But, you may be somehow enjoying their admiration and attention.

silly greeting

In the beginning of the semester, you're highly enthusiastic.

silly greeting

Toward the end of the semester, you look forward to a summer or Xmas break.

silly greeting

The higher language course you are in, the smaller your class is, the more fun and closer you are with classmates.

cooperation in class

If you're lucky, your instructor may occasionally permits you to wear music headphones in class at their discretion.

headphones in class

In this case, gum is not happening. Sorry, folks.

By the end of your level 200 courses, you feel proud and capable of your signing skill. When you meet a native Deaf signer, you feel your signing is like this.

headphones in class

Just kidding. You're doing great. Deaf are delighted that you are learning a signed language regardless of your language skills. Keep it up!

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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.

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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.