Over half a million people communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) each day; this is your chance to learn the first 250 signs of this comprehensive language, with Learn American Sign Language. American Sign Language is a vibrant language that is surprisingly easy-to-learn. Current with the latest additions to ASL, and filled with hundreds of photographs, Learn American Sign Language is the most comprehensive beginner's guide of its kind. Learn American Sign Language is a kit which includes 50 flash cards, one large poster, and an 80-page instruction book. Using these tools, you will learn more than 250 signs which you'll be able to combine into phrases. Some of the signs you will learn include signs for:
Unlock the storytelling possibilities of ASL with classifiers, easy ways to modify signs, and find out how to make sentences with signs by using the proper facial expressions.
James W. Guido is an American Sign Language instructor and the artistic director of the New York Deaf Theatre. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he's currently a professor of ASL at the College of Staten Island, and hopes to some day be a Broadway actor while continuing to teach ASL through the use of theatre.