American Sign Language Workbook: Exercises to Build Your Signing Vocabulary (Paperback)

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The simple way to start learning American Sign Language

This foundational workbook makes it easy to get started with American Sign Language. Focusing on practical vocabulary and basic grammar, this workbook is ideal for anyone trying to understand and speak ASL right away. Across 30+ lessons, you'll be introduced to the essentials, including everyday vocabulary, introductory phrases, and conversational basics.

  • Everyday communication—Lessons are centered around real-world situations, including greetings, emotions, family, work, travel, and health.
  • Easy-to-understand lessons—High-quality photos support the straightforward sign descriptions and ensure accurate instruction.
  • Practice makes perfect—Test your knowledge with a variety of exercises, including matching, fill-in-the-blanks, and more.

Lay the foundation for strong signing skills with the simple exercises in this sign language workbook.

About the Author

ROCHELLE BARLOW learned ASL as a young child. She studied Deaf Education at Utah State University and has worked at the School for the Deaf and Blind in Utah. After teaching ASL for 15 years at local community centers, co-ops, and classrooms, she launched her own online business, ASL Rochelle, where she makes ASL instruction more accessible. She lives in southern Oregon with her six children.

Praise For…

“If you need to know sign language, this is the book for you. It's refreshing to find a book without long lists of vocabulary words, wordy explanations, old drawings, or obsolete topics. Rochelle created a fantastic workbook to help you learn how to really communicate in ASL.” —Michelle Hackett, 2 years of experience interpreting ASL

“Learning a new language can be a hard challenge, but finding a good teacher is even harder. Rochelle is an amazing ASL teacher who has taught me and many more people what ASL is. I have taken some courses, and I strongly recommend her books—especially American Sign Language Workbook, which provides you with pictures for a better understanding. Plus, her explanations are super clear and easy to memorize. You won’t be disappointed!” —Jonathan Perdomo, ASL student

“Rochelle’s workbook is a stepwise approach to learning the fundamentals of ASL aimed at preparing the student for immediate conversation readiness. While the emphasis is on vocabulary, it is so much more than the typical image dictionary; the workbook includes carefully crafted descriptions of how each sign is executed, with historical, grammar, cultural, and current social justice notes. Organized into useful and commonly used categories, the exercises are cumulative and progressively more challenging, perfect for those who are ready to go beyond knowing the alphabet.” —Anita Saranga Coen, LCSW, retired human services program evaluator, and longtime ASL student

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646119509
ISBN-10: 1646119509
Publisher: Callisto
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English