When I read about this learning project my mind went to baking, painting, or the keyboard. All things that I love to do and already have experience in but that I’m not an expert in. However, I wanted to challenge myself with something where I would be starting from the beginning, and that’s when I thought of American Sign Language (ASL). When I was in high school my friend learnt some of the basics of ASL and she showed us what she had learnt, which got me very interested, so I learnt the alphabet, but that’s it. I’ve always wanted to learn more as I think it will be a great tool as I become a teacher and will assist me if I ever have a deaf or hard of hearing student. The issue is that I don’t have everyday interactions in my life where I can practice sign language so hopefully if I practice every day, it will get me in the habit so I can continue with it after this class is finished. I am so excited for this project and am happy we get the opportunity to reflect and discuss our learning.
I found what I think is going to be a great resource called “Lingvano”. I set up an account and I can use it on my laptop or there is an app on my phone. I am also going to try out an app called “Ace ASL”. My plan is just to follow the plans of these resources. I know Lingvano has modules that I can go through and Ace ASL has a similar thing where there are different levels that you go through, and they also have free practice exercises. As I said before I kind of know the alphabet, but still need a refresher, so I am quite okay just following along with what these resources have planned. I don’t really have an end goal because like I said earlier, I hope to continue on with it after this class is done.