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The Sign I Love You of Sign Language: Meaning, Origin, Curiosities ...

GALLAUDET

Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. It is located in Washington, D.C., on a 99-acre campus. Founded in 1864, Gallaudet University was originally a grammar school for both deaf and blind children. It is open for admission to a select group of hearing undergraduate students who know American Sign Language (ASL) and would like to study alongside deaf and hard of hearing individuals

Free Online ASL Lessons

In order to access the free online American Sign Language (ASL) lessons you will need to login or sign up. Next you will see 4 modules: Getting Started, Basic Personal Information, Making an Encounter, and People. Bonus, you can earn points as you go along! multiple choice video comprehension review

Basic ASL Vocabulary

LIFE PRINT

Life Print is taught by Dr. Bill Vicars, Ed.D. He has instructed ASL in-person and online for the past 20 years. Bill is Deaf (HH or Hard of Hearing) from birth. This is a one-stop shop. This is cover ALL your needs to learn ASL I-IV including video instructions, flash cards, apps, finger spelling tools, recommended books, deaf culture history and so much more!

Want to know more about Dr. Bill check out his short bio or the extended version.

If you are just beginning your ASL learning journey or maybe need a refresher, see the links below:

Feeling more advanced? Dr. Bill has you covered with ASL III & IV, Religious/Church signs and many more advanced signs.

Need proof or want credit? ASLU is for you (not free)

Bill Vicars also created ASLU which is non-accredited because it is mainly a curriculum resource center. They make no claims to prepare individuals for employment nor offer a degree. Life Print provides documentation for students who register and pay tuition for ASL 1 or ASL 2, but it is the student’s local college or school that needs to provide credit to the student.  ASLU documentation helps the student demonstrate to local school that he or she has completed a course of study generally equivalent to that of a college or high school ASL program. Learning more about how this amazing resource work here.

Stay tuned as I find MORE legit ASL learning resources from the experts or Deaf instructors!

UPDATED HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE 3/28/2020

Below is the Garnica family homeschool daily schedule that we follow Monday through Thursday, year-round with one week breaks every three months (12 weeks). We also take-off regular US holidays and birthdays.

So what changed? David and I decided to alternate Language Arts and Science/Social studies. Now Language Arts will take place Monday and Wednesday while Science/Social Studies will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Also, American Sign Language (ASL) has been added to our daily schedule. I believe ASL is an amazing language that is beneficial at all ages. Azaliah first learned ASL when she was a baby so she could communicate what she wanted versus crying. This worked fabulously. Unfortunately, I didn’t teach Amaziah sign language when he was a baby. Though I only allotted 15 minutes of dedicated study time for ASL, we use what we know all throughout the day.

They ASL curriculum that we follow is absolutely free! Bill Varcas is hard of hearing (HOH) and is an amazing, funny professor. There is a paid program so if your High School student needs foreign language credits then you can pay a very low payment. The free and paid version is exactly the same, but the paid version is designed to offer credit and a certificate of completion.

CURRICULUMSUBJECTSTART TIMEEND TIMETOTAL TIME
ABECEDARIANREADING9:00 AM9:25 AM25 min
ABECEDARIANWRITING/SPELLING9:30 AM9:55 AM25 min
MBTPLANGUAGE ARTS (M,W) SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES (T,TH)10:00 AM10:45 AM45 min
RIGHTSTART MATHMATH10:50 AM11:35 AM45 min
FABER PIANO ADVENTUREPIANO11:40 AM11:55 AM15 min
LIFE PRINTASL12:00 PM12:15 PM15 min
SUMMITBIBLE STUDIES5:00 PM5:45 PM45 min
TIME3 hrs 35 min
GARNICA FAMILY DAILY HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE (updated 3/28/2020)

At first glance it may seem like a lot, but we are only instructing four days a week for 3 hours and 35 minutes a day. Compare this to the 6.5+ hours a day, five days a week that public or private school students have not including getting up, riding the bus to school, sitting in school, and riding the bus home, homework or extracurricular activities.

Also, homeschooling means a 1:1 teach experience and on really great days with both of available, 2:1. Public school have an average 1:30 teacher-student ratio. So you see, you can get a lot more done in a small amount of time since there learning is focused on less students.

What does your homeschool daily schedule look like?