I Want to Learn Sign Language

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    I want to learn sign language. It has always seemed so interesting to me, and even though, I don't know anyone who is deaf or hearing impaired, I believe it's a great thing to learn. I think it's a more fun way to express yourself with your hands, then with your words.
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2008

    Pleased I Learned! :-)

     About four years ago my daughter, four nieces and i all enrolled in the local college for sign language! :-) I am so pleased, i did, as i know pretty much a great deal now! and besides being of "partial deafness", myself,  it has helped in many other ways to!,  like when, i...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2011

    I want to learn ASL so bad!

    I wish I had a deaf friend to teach me. There's no better way to learn than doing it everyday.
    alexis05 alexis05
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2014

    I want to learn to sign

    because I would like to use it with my students. A lot of them do well using the few signs I know to help with their learning.
    threeforagirl threeforagirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2014

    Well I'm learning it,

    BSL is actually quite easy to learn. I know the alphabet/finger spelling,animals,numbers (1-20 so far),colours,times,dates,family,weather. I'm still learning so hopefully I'll be able to learn more!!! I'm quite happy because I've learned this is the matter of 2 days
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    I'd Like To Pass It On

    Years ago, as a nanny, I got to go on a walking fieldtrip with one little boy's coop preschool class. The daughter of the teacher was deaf, and was in the same class. So everything the teacher said was also signed. It was amazing. Now I teach a preschool class, though I just...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Aug 23, 2012

    Language is such a beautiful thing to read,

    write, speak, hear. I find watching people communicating through sign language to be amazing. I would love to speak meaningfully with my hands.
    CharryICT CharryICT
    31-35, F
    Jan 2

    Well I want to improve.

    I could get by using only ASL. When a Deaf person starts signing to me. I'm frantically signing SLOW DOWN!!!
    Thespistx Thespistx
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2015

    My Hands Do The Talking

    Sometimes I don't want to speak
    lobaroja85 lobaroja85
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2012
    1LilLefty 1LilLefty
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2014
    barelyreal barelyreal
    16-17, F
    Dec 14, 2015

    So I Can Communicate Better With My Relatives

    One of my aunts was deaf from about age 3 on.  She had several children who are also deaf, along with most of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.   Several of my favorite cousins are deaf.  Although I know a little sign language, I would like to learn more...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2008
    namelessangela namelessangela
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    I Have Friends...

    A lot of people at my school are deaf but some of them are the sweetest people I know. They sign to me and tell me how much they wish they could hear and I tell them some things you dont wanna have to hear lol! But i am taking a signing class at school because I want to learn to...
    Lala1177 Lala1177
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

    I think Sign Language is super cool

    and I would love to learn it. :-)
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX
    22-25, M
    Mar 13, 2015

    Simplified Signing

    With my son being mute, I already know quite a bit of a simplified form of signing for children. I really need to begin learning how to sign, normal though. He is getting older. Nearly 7 years old now. I wish I knew someone who could help to teach me.
    Skunktails Skunktails
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2009

    Wanting to Learn Sign Language

    I want to learn sign language badly, I have the book signing for dummies, and I learned alot from it but I would love to take face to face classes, it's just so hard to find. If anyone knows a school in Killeen, Tx that offers this class plz let me know and also I will be moving...
    earlybird earlybird
    1 Response Nov 24, 2008

    I Know And Remember

    Some of it, which I learned from a deaf lady I worked with. She even taught me shortcuts to demonstrate words instead of spelling every last word out. But I don't want to forget what I know, either. The colleges of America are beginning to accept sign language as an acceptable...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Apr 22, 2013

    Please Do

    Sign language opens up a whole new world. I am fully deaf from birth, and my two eldest children are also deaf (my third child is not). It's always lovely when someone makes the extra effort to communicate as, especially with a child, it can be hard for em to rely on mouthing...
    SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish
    36-40, F
    May 2, 2013

    Sign Languages

    I have learned some sign language when I used to watch Days of our lives.  There was this cute little kid named Benji and they were using sign languages with him.  I forgot all about what I have learned.  I wouldn`t mind learning for my own purposes.  It is always a good...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2011

    My sister and I want to learn sign language,

    but we're nt sure how to go about that. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to post them. :)
    ssaini9999 ssaini9999
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2014

    My Reason

    I'm half deaf in my right ear and my hearing is increasing getting worse. I'm only 16. Also I want to be a clinical psychologist and be able to work with the deaf as well as hearing. I was going to take it in highschool but I dont have room for it in my schedule :/
    EmpathicThespian EmpathicThespian
    16-17, F
    Aug 10, 2012

    My Aunty is deaf so I know some

    and I'm doing a first aid course just now so hopefully after it I can do a sign language. I would really love that
    Aimeemcb Aimeemcb
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    If I had to learn another language.

    This one calls at my heart the most.I am going to do it. 
    deleted deleted
    Nov 13, 2015

    Can you translate this?

    This is sign language in my native language. I wonder if sign languages have some similarities in different countries. Then I don't have to learn really hard LOL :D
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014

    It's Interesting

    I always thought that this language is very interesting. When I see people using it, I often wish I could talk to them. I like tv programs where I can see someone who translates into this language. I don't need it for my job or in my life, but I love to learn new things...
    dreamygirl dreamygirl
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2007

    it's real cool to talk to people

    that away glad I did learn it
    uwantanewlife uwantanewlife
    51-55, F
    Aug 31, 2015

    I love signing. It's the most beautiful unique

    language. :D I hope to be fully fluent in it one day (:
    amessofgorgeouschaos amessofgorgeouschaos
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    Going To Take A Class In Asl

    A very close friend of my girlfriends' who was deaf passed away before we met. She talks about her all the time and we even have the same name. I know she loved immensely and took her death hard thus she signs to me sometimes. I'm pretty intelligent so I can pick up on some...
    Maire85 Maire85
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2012

    I've been teaching myself onlinr,

    but I could use someone to Skype with to help me out, no one in my life right now signs and it's becoming difuclt without daily use.
    Alessadae Alessadae
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    Ever since I have become interested

    and involved in the medical field, I have been compelled to learn sign language. In my shop, we took a few small sign language lessons, and I picked it up rather quickly. I think it would be amazing for me to be able to communicate and interpret when I am working in the hospital...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    Signing Times

    I know some sign language.  Know the alphabet, numbers and some basic gestures.  I also learned a lot from my 2 year old niece, believe it or not.  Her mom has DVD's called "Signing Times".  They teach kids sign language.  Now when she speaks...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2008

    I'm learning right now.

    I love it. Now I'm using everyday when I speak.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin
    16-17, F
    Dec 15, 2015

    Sign Language

    I've been doing Sign Language, the British Sign Language that is, since 1993.... I had a fascination with the world of the deaf, and deaf studies since a very early age. Why? I still don't know! The art of speaking with only your hands and facial gestures seemed quite beautiful...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101
    46-50, M
    Jun 14, 2013

    More For Myself

    When I was a toddler, I had to get these little tubes in my ears so that I could hear. Apparently they had fallen out a long time ago but I remember going places and I had to have my ears checked every half hour. It was a pain, especially going in the water. I've always needed to...
    Kaskyla Kaskyla
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2013


    So I can tell jokes like Robin Williams does. (He incorporates dirty sign language)
    deleted deleted
    Jan 28, 2013

    I really want to learn it ,

    if anyone has any good sites, books or advice to give me that would be a lot of help.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    I really want to learn sign language

    but I don't know where to start.
    Overlookedintrovert Overlookedintrovert
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I've always wanted to learn sign language,

    but a couple weeks ago I was in Cosmetology class for a week, and there was a deaf person in my class (who is also on my bus, actually), and I saw her use sign language, and it made me want to learn it even more after seeing how cool it is.
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    16-17, T
    Dec 15, 2015

    Interpreter Willing to Answer Questions

    Hi Everyone. I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter who has been working as an interpreter for at least 15 years now. (I have lost track of time...) I am very willing to help anyone who is learning sign language. Please let me know if you have questions...
    blessedhands blessedhands
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

    Sign of the Times

    Let's face it, in the melting pot of the world that we're in, it's important to know different languages.  A lot of people know Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, etc.  Jobs are looking for people are are bilingual in many different areas. I want to learn sign...
    vampireheart vampireheart
    31-35, T
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2008
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