Lessons

American Sign Language Alphabet

Finger spelling, where you use letters to spell a word, is commonly used to spell out names of places or ask for the sign for a word. In this lesson the American Sign Language Alphabet is taught.

First Conversation in ASL

Learn how to say hello, introduce yourself and ask simple questions.

HVCC Week 1 Signs

Signs for students in Professor Johnson's ASL101 class at Hudson Valley Community College.

Numbers (1-15)

Signing the numbers in ASL from one to fifteen.

Colors

Signing colors in ASL

Clothing and Appearance

Signs for clothing and and appearance that you can use to describe other people.

HVCC Week 2 Vocabulary

Miscellaneous vocabulary for professor Johnson's second week of class at Hudson Valley Community College

Conversation Vocabulary Basic Questions

The basic questions, who, what where, when, and why are usually the starting point for conversations.

Family and Relationships

Signs for family members and loved ones.

Referring to other People

When referring to his/her or they or our, different signs are used.

Classroom Vocabulary

Vocabulary related to learning, students, and teachers.

Food: Meat

This lesson reviews phrase for discussing meat options for food. Use the normal speed video to learn the phrase, then the slow speed video for a look at the broken down signs that make up the phrase.

States: Western

This lesson will teach you how to talk about where you are from, and where other people are from. Use the fast lesson to see the entire phrase signed colloquially and then watch the slow video to see a break down of the individual signs used in the phrase.

Beginner Phrases

These phrases will help when meeting a new person who uses ASL! Watch the fast and slow versions to gain a deeper understanding of the individual signs for each phrase.

US National Holidays

Use this lesson to learn how to sign some US holidays. Use the slow video to help you gain a deeper understanding of the sign and how to represent the concept visually.

Time of day

This lesson will show different times during the day. The goal of this lesson is to learn signs for making plans. Watch the fast video for the sign one time, then click on the slow video for a breakdown of the sign.

Food: Vegetables

Use this lesson to help you understand vegetable signs better. Watch the fast video to see how the phrase is signed, then watch the slow video to see a break down of the individual signs that make up the phrase.

Food: Fruit

Use this lesson to learn how to talk about and ask questions about fruits. Watch the normal speed video to see the phrase, and then the slow speed video to see the individual signs.

States: Southern

This lesson will teach you how to talk about where you are from, and where other people are from. Use the fast lesson to see the entire phrase signed colloquially and then watch the slow video to see a break down of the individual signs used in the phrase.

Food: Miscellaneous

This lesson will teach you phrases about various food items. Watch the fast videos to see the phrases signed colloquially. Then watch the slow video to see the signs broken down individually.

States: North East

These phrases will teach you how to talk about where you are from. Watch the fast video to see the phrase used colloquially. Then watch the slow video to see the breakdown of each individual sign in the phrase

Days of the Week