Asl Lesson 13 Homework

Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
September 21, 20172015-02-20T00:00:00-06002017-09-21T00:00:00-0500

Want to learn how to communicate with the Deaf community or people with hearing loss who may use ASL? Just like so many other things, there’s an app for that.

American Sign Language (ASL) is a robust visual language which uses the shape, placement and movement of the hands along with facial expressions and body movements to communicate.

People of all hearing abilities can use ASL including:

  • Members of the Deaf community
  • Parents of children who are deaf or who have hearing loss
  • Educators
  • Interpreters for the Deaf

The language is thought to have originated more than 200 years ago and, like its spoken counterpart, is distinctly different depending upon the region of the country you are from. ​

Thanks to today’s technology, anyone with a smartphone or tablet can learn ASL basics or practice its techniques. To help you get started, we’ve assembled a list of popular apps.

ASL Coach (free)

Rated 4+

Compatible with iOS

Language: English

If you’re just beginning, this app will teach you to sign the alphabet and numbers one through nine. 

The ASL app (free)

Rated 4

Compatible with iOS

Language: English

This app was designed by bilingual (English and ASL) Deaf people and is meant to teach conversational ASL. Using more than 1000 videos, it’s packed with features to make learning ASL fun and easy.

ASL Fingerspelling ($3.99)

Rated 4+

Compatible with iOS and Android

Languages: English

This app is a practice tool designed to help improve ability to read fingerspelling. Users like the variety of words and ability to choose the speed of fingerspelling.

Marlee Signs (free)

Rated 4+

Compatible with iOS

Languages: English

Academy Award winning deaf actress, Marlee Matlin, teaches the fundamentals of ASL, from the signed alphabet and basic vocabulary through common expressions in everyday life. Each lesson is broken down into individual videos so users can learn at their own pace. The app keeps track of completed lessons and features a “slow motion” setting to allow viewing in greater detail.

Sign Language for Beginners (free)

Rated 4+

Compatible with Android

Languages: English

Simple illustrations show you how to sign common letters, numbers and a few common words in American Sign Language.

My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary ($0.99)

Rated 4+

Compatible with iOS and Android

Languages: English

Created by the makers of My Smart Hands, an international baby sign language program with more than 150 instructors in more than 10 countries, this app features 45 minutes of instructional video from ASL instructor and My Smart Hands founder Laura Berg. The video dictionary demonstrates ASL signs and explains how to make, remember and understand them. My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary is also available on the android market. 

Baby Sign Language Dictionary ($2.99)

Rated 4+

For kids 5 and under

Compatible with iOS and Android

Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese

This app includes 40 real-life signing video demonstrations to help you learn to sign with your baby. Each sign has a detailed video tutorial and is organized into categories such as action words, animals, daily routines and feelings. The app also comes with a fun interactive video quiz to help you learn and remember the signs.

WeSign Basic (free)

Rated 4+

Compatible with iOS

Languages: English

This app teaches ASL relating to school, helping parents ask common questions of their deaf children such as, “Did you finish your homework?”

While these apps can help you learn sign language, keep in mind that ASL is much more than just making gestures with your hands. Like any language, you’ll want to learn the grammar and nuances of the language to become truly proficient.

These aren't the only useful hearing-related apps for your phone. Check out apps that measure noise levels, caption your phone conversations and even check your hearing. No app can replace good hearing help from another human, especially if you suspect you or someone you love has hearing loss. To get customized hearing care with a personal touch, find a hearing health professional in your area and make the call.

Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing

Debbie Clason holds a master's degree from Indiana University. Her impressive client list includes financial institutions, real estate developers, physicians, pharmacists and nonprofit organizations. Read more about Debbie.

Disc 1 - Alphabet  7 min.
Disc 2 - Capitalizations 24 min.
Disc 3 - Abbreviations  11 min.
Disc 4 - Punctuation 50 min.
Disc 5 - Nouns 28 min.
Disc 6 - Noun Determiners 31 min.
Disc 7 - Pronouns 60 min.
Disc 8 - Adjectives  28 min.
Disc 9 - Verbs-Present  14 min.
Disc 10 - Verbs-Past  16 min.
Disc 11 - Verbs-Future  12 min.
Disc 12 - Verbs-Others  26 min.
Disc 13 - Adverbs  10 min.
Disc 14 - Prepositions  20 min.
Disc 15 - Conjunctions  10 min.
Disc 16 - Interjections  4 min.

ALPHABET  |  7 minutes

Lesson 1  Introduction
Lesson 2  Letters and Words
Lesson 3  Vowel Letters and Consonant Letters
Lesson 4  Avoid the Mistake
Lesson 5  Reviews

CAPITALIZATION  |  24 minutes

Lesson 6  Introduction
Lesson 7  First Word of a Sentence
Lesson 8  Proper Nouns – Personal Names
Lesson 9  Pronoun “I”
Lesson 10  Major Words in Titles
Lesson 11  Personal Titles
Lesson 12  Academic Degrees
Lesson 13  Buildings, Bridges, Streets, Parks, and Monument
Lesson 14  Continents, Countries, and Cities
Lesson 15  Foreign Languages
Lesson 16  Calendar: Days, Months, and Holidays
Lesson 17  Historical Periods
Lesson 18  Organizations, Associations, and Institutions
Lesson 19  Trademarks
Lesson 20  Government and Judicial Bodies
Lesson 21  Sentences in Quotation Marks
Lesson 22  Salutations and Closings in Letters
Lesson 23  Initials with Names
Lesson 24  Initialisms
Lesson 25  Acronyms
Lesson 26  Names of the Planets

ABBREVIATIONS|  11 minutes

Lesson 27  Introduction
Lesson 28  Uppercase and Lowercase
Lesson 29  Titles before Names
Lesson 30  Titles after Names
Lesson 31  Famous People
Lesson 32  Familiar Objects
Lesson 33  Familiar Institutions
Lesson 34  Familiar Companies
Lesson 35  Time Designations
Lesson 36  Measurement
Lesson 37  Geographic Names

PUNCTUATION  |  50 minutes

Lesson 38  Introduction
Lesson 39  Period ( . )
Lesson 40  Question Mark ( ? )
Lesson 41  Exclamation Point ( ! )
Lesson 42  Comma ( , )
Lesson 43  Semi-Colon ( ; )
Lesson 44  Colon ( : )
Lesson 45  Dash ( – )
Lesson 46  Quotation Marks ( “ ” )
Lesson 47  Parentheses ( )
Lesson 48  Apostrophe ( ’ )
Lesson 49  Hyphen ( - )

NOUNS  |  28 minutes

Lesson 50  Introduction
Lesson 51  Singular and Plural
Lesson 52  Common Nouns and Proper Nouns
Lesson 53  Concrete Nouns and Abstract Nouns
Lesson 54  Collective Nouns
Lesson 55  Gender
Lesson 56  Countable – One or Many
Lesson 57  Noncountable Nouns
Lesson 58  Abstract Nouns
Lesson 59  Plural Nouns  –s
Lesson 60  Plural Nouns  –ies
Lesson 61  Plural Nouns  –es
Lesson 62  Plural Nouns  –ves
Lesson 63  Plural Nouns  –s or –es for an “o”
Lesson 64  Irregular Plural Nouns
Lesson 65  Plural Hyphenated Nouns
Lesson 66  Possessive Nouns – Singular
Lesson 67  Possessive Nouns – Plural
Lesson 68  Appositives

NOUN DETERMINERS  |  31 minutes

Lesson 69  Singular Nouns: A
Lesson 70  Singular Nouns: An
Lesson 71  Singular Nouns: The
Lesson 72  Singular Nouns: Number
Lesson 73  Singular Nouns: Comparison
Lesson 74  Plural Nouns: Generalization
Lesson 75  Plural Nouns: The
Lesson 76  Plural Nouns: Some
Lesson 77  Plural Nouns: Number
Lesson 78  Plural Nouns: Comparison
Lesson 79  Noncountable Nouns: Generalization
Lesson 80  Noncountable Nouns: The
Lesson 81  Noncountable Nouns: Measurement
Lesson 82  Singular Proper Nouns
Lesson 83  Singular Proper Nouns: The
Lesson 84  Plural Proper Nouns: The

PRONOUNS   |  60 minutes

Lesson 85  Introduction
Lesson 86  Gender
Lesson 87  Subject and Object
Lesson 88  Subject Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 89  Subject Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 90  Subject Pronouns: Questions Using Who? and What?
Lesson 91  Object Pronouns
Lesson 92  Object Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 93  Object Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 94  Object Pronouns: Questions Using Whom? and What?
Lesson 95  Direct Pronouns
Lesson 96  Direct Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 97  Direct Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 98  Direct Pronouns: Questions Using Whom? and What?
Lesson 99  Indirect Pronouns
Lesson 100  Indirect Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 101  Indirect Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 102  Object-of-Preposition Pronouns
Lesson 103  Using Two Object Pronouns Together
Lesson 104  Reciprocal Pronouns: Each Other
Lesson 105  Reciprocal Pronouns: One Another
Lesson 106  Intensive Pronouns
Lesson 107  Intensive Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 108  Intensive Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 109  Reflexive Pronouns
Lesson 110  Reflexive Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 111  Reflexive Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 112  Possessive Pronouns
Lesson 113  Possessive Pronouns: Singular
Lesson 114  Possessive Pronouns: Plural
Lesson 115  Possessive Pronouns: Questions Using Whose?
Lesson 116  Relative Pronouns: Who
Lesson 117  Relative Pronouns: Whom
Lesson 118  Relative Pronouns: Whose
Lesson 119  Relative Pronouns: Which
Lesson 120  Relative Pronouns: Where
Lesson 121  Relative Pronouns: That
Lesson 122  Demonstrative Pronouns: Singular Using This and That
Lesson 123  Demonstrative Pronouns: Plural Using These and Those
Lesson 124  Demonstrative Pronouns: Singular Using One
Lesson 125  Demonstrative Pronouns: Plural Using Ones
Lesson 126  Demonstrative Pronouns: Questions Using Which?, Which One?, and Which Ones?

ADJECTIVES  |  28 minutes

Lesson 127  Introduction
Lesson 128  Articles: A, An and The
Lesson 129  Numerical Adjectives
Lesson 130  Possessive Adjectives
Lesson 131  Demonstrative Adjectives
Lesson 132  Descriptive Adjectives
Lesson 133  Predicate Adjectives
Lesson 134  Proper Descriptive Adjectives
Lesson 135  Nouns Used as Adjectives
Lesson 136  Verbs Used as Adjectives
Lesson 137  Compound Adjectives
Lesson 138  Comparison Adjectives
Lesson 139  Superlative Adjectives

PRESENT VERBS  |  14 minutes

Lesson 140  Present Continuous
Lesson 141  Present Simple

PAST VERBS  |  16 minutes

Lesson 142  Past Simple
Lesson 143  Past Continuous
Lesson 144  Present Complete
Lesson 145  Past Complete
Lesson 146  Present Complete Continuous
Lesson 147  Past Complete Continuous

FUTURE VERBS  |  12 minutes

Lesson 148  Present Simple for the Future
Lesson 149  Present Continuous for the Future
Lesson 150  Going to...
Lesson 151  Future Simple: Offering/Agreeing
Lesson 152  Future Simple: Predicting
Lesson 153  Future Continuous
Lesson 154  Future Complete

SPECIAL VERBS  |  26 minutes

Lesson 155  Verb Modals: can, could and be able to
Lesson 156  Modals: must, can’t and must not
Lesson 157  Modals: may and might
Lesson 158  Modals: have to and must
Lesson 159  Modals: should and ought to
Lesson 160  Modals: would, would like to and would rather
Lesson 161  Present Passive
Lesson 162  Past Passive
Lesson 163  Future Passive
Lesson 164  Gerund
Lesson 165  Infinitive

ADVERBS  |  10 minutes

Lesson 166  Introduction
Lesson 167  When?
Lesson 168  Where?
Lesson 169  How?
Lesson 170  To What Extend?
Lesson 171  How Often?
Lesson 172  Placement of Adverbs
Lesson 173  Building Up Verbs
Lesson 174  Building Up Adjectives
Lesson 175  Building Up Adverbs

PREPOSITIONS  |  20 minutes

Lesson 176  Introduction
Lesson 177  Direction or Movement
Lesson 178  Location
Lesson 179  Time
Lesson 180  Other Relationships

CONJUNCTIONS  |  10 minutes

Lesson 181  Joining Words
Lesson 182  Joining Phrases
Lesson 183  Joining Sentences

INTERJECTIONS  |  4 minutes

Lesson 184  Positive – Wow!, Oh!, Bravo!, etc.
Lesson 185  Negative – Hmm, Ouch!, Uh, etc.


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