Talk with your Hands: Learn American Sign Language

Ever wondered how you can communicate without using your voice? Come hang out with Veronica and learn some words in American Sign Language!

When you use Sign Language, you speak with your hands. That way, you can communicate with people who don't hear. It's an interesting language - and super fun to learn.

In this experience, you'll learn the alphabet and some words in American Sign Language. Veronica is also an avid traveller, so you can hear some of her favourite stories about languages across the world!

To explore this experience together, we can...: Practice saying some words with your hands.
-: Watch videos to learn the sign language alphabet, some words, and some phrases.
-: Look up different words on the internet and figure out what you'd like to say in ASL!
-: Hear stories about Veronicas travels and why she loves learning new languages.
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 1 person at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: at a local spot (cafe, pub, library, etc)
Getting here: What you need to know.
You get to this experience by skytrain. The closest station is Stadium-Chinatown. It takes most people about 6 minutes to get from the skytrain to the library where the experience happens. There are sidewalks with ramped curbs all the way between the station and the library. There are busy intersections to cross along the way, and there are traffic lights with walk signals at these intersections.

There are also lots of bus routes running nearby. All of the sidewalks in the neighbourhood have ramped curbs, and there are traffic lights with walk signals on every corner. So wherever you get off the bus, you'll have these for your route to the library.

Nearest skytrain station: Vancouver - Stadium–Chinatown
Skytrain meetup: Yes: but I prefer to meet them at my experience location
Should I bring money: No
When you book it, the Host will need to know: Have you ever learned ASL before? What words would you like to learn?
Afterwards, you could attend: An ASL class at Vancouver Community College: http://www.vcc.ca/programscourses/program-areas/sign-language-studies/asl-and-deaf-studies-introductory-courses/
Afterwards, you could watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhQvlq-mZtA
Reflection Questions
What words did you learn? What words would you like to learn in ASL?

Tags: ASL, sign language, communication
Listing created 5 May 2017