This week I have been focusing on videos on YouTube by the creator “Learn How to Sign.” This creator suggests to turn off your voice when signing in ASL because when we speak at the same time, we tend to use English grammar and ASL is its own language with its own grammar. Another tip they had was never to break eye contact and compare breaking eye contact to trying to talk to someone who is one their phone the entire time – extremely rude!
I tried my darndest to embed this video but I didn’t win the battle…. so, here is a link to a video I made of my progress on greetings so far:
After I watched a few videos I learned how to yell in sign language. As a mother, this one might come in handy when asking my child to do something for the umpteenth time! Next week I will show a video of my new yelling in ASL techniques.
I haven’t been practicing every day, but after watching this new source, I will try to do so every day and will let you know how that went next week!
See you soon!