Learn & Master Sign Language
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Learn & Master Sign Language

American Sign Language
4.7 (40 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
200 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2014
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 47 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn and Master Sign Language is structured around a different topic you'd find in everyday life and is filled with vocabulary, sentences, narratives, and dialogues. You'll have tons of practice to learn the language! Learn & Master Sign Language will prepare you to sign with confidence! You've just found the world's most comprehensive video instruction course for learning American Sign Language. Dr. Byron Bridges and Stacey Webb simplify the process of learning American Sign Language by teaching you step-by-step receptive and expressive components of the language.
  • Start with the basics: introductions, gesturing, the alphabet members of the family, and more.
  • Progress to advanced techniques: expansion features, classifiers, storytelling, and more.
  • Literally thousands of signs you can use in your everyday life are covered in this course, including how to communicate during emergencies, everyday activities, facts about the dynamic deaf culture, interacting at sporting events, and more.
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Requirements
  • Make sure to download the Learn & Master Sign Language lesson book before starting (can be found in Section 1 of the course)
Description

Learn & Master Sign Language will teach you all you need to know in order to master the beautiful language of American Sign Language. Professional instructors, Dr. Byron Bridges, and Stacey Webb, have designed each interactive lesson to give you a solid foundation in the basics and advanced signing. Each chapter provides basic lessons, quizzes with and without answers, vocabulary video index with each word taught in the lesson, fingerspelling practice at three different speeds, a section in each lesson on varying numbers, book activities, narrative practice, dialogue practice, and highlight and tips about deaf culture.

Learn & Master Sign Language contains 25 sessions on 25 professionally produced instructional DVDs, a detailed Lesson Book that follows the sessions, and access to the free online student support site. It is the only instructional package you'll ever need to master the receptive and the expressive components of sign language. After completing this course, you'll be able to communicate within deaf culture with confidence.

Our Mission: Bringing Personal Dreams Within Reach

Since most of us have that something we've always wanted to learn-- speak a language, to paint, or dance, or play an instrument. These are personal dreams we hold dear, but as time passes and life gets in the way, these dreams can sometimes slip farther and farther out of reach. Formal schooling is often out of the question for busy adults. Private lessons are pricey and inconvenient. So how do we re-kindle these dreams and make them come true? That is the mission of Legacy Learning Systems: To make difficult skills accessible through multimedia self-education courses and bring personal dreams within reach.

What Should You Expect from the Learn & Master Sign Language course?

Everything is in One Place — With L&M Sign Language, your lessons are laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step progression with everything you need in one place. Each lesson builds on the lesson before it, so you won’t miss anything. No need to buy countless training videos from a patchwork of sources.

A Comprehensive Course — Even though this course is designed for beginners, it takes you far beyond the basics of the typical instructional DVD. We get you started quickly, but your lessons will take you as far along the path to mastery as you care to go. You won't find a more comprehensive multimedia training course for sign language anywhere!

Support Along the Way — Perhaps the most important thing is that you won't have to learn alone. Our online support community is an integral part of the learning process and is free for all of our students. The instructors will be on the Discussion Boards and will be there for you when you have questions or need encouragement. Students who participate in this community are able to discuss their progress, post their questions (and recordings), as well as interact with other students as much they wish. Our job is not finished when you buy the Learn & Master Sign Language course. It is done when you have reached your dream of communicating with others using American Sign Language.

Who is the target audience?
  • Learn & Master Sign Language will teach you all you need to know in order to master the beautiful language of American Sign Language. Professional instructors, Dr. Byron Bridges and Stacey Webb, have designed each interactive lesson to give you a solid foundation in basic and advanced signing. Each chapter provides basic lessons, quizzes with and without answers, vocabulary video index with each word taught in the lesson, fingerspelling practice at three different speeds, a section in each lesson on varying numbers, book activities, narrative practice, dialogue practice, and highlights and tips about deaf culture.
  • Learn & Master Sign Language is a comprehensive course to learn all about the art of this beautiful and expressive language. In each lesson, you will learn vocabulary, as well as practice signing and receptive skills with sentences, questions, dialogues, and narratives. There are over 2000 vocabulary words. You will also learn about expansion features in ASL, fingerspelling, numbers, and facts about Deaf culture.
  • Learn & Master Sign Language is designed for anyone wanting to learn American Sign Language. This course takes you from the very beginning learning the alphabet.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 374 Lectures Collapse All 374 Lectures 49:05:44
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Course Introduction and Tools
2 Lectures 09:18

Learn & Master Sign Language Lesson Book
113 pages
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Lesson 1: The Basics of ASL
15 Lectures 01:10:52

Gesturing
06:40

Hand Dominance
03:15

Fingerspelling and the Alphabet
09:59

Fingerspelling Practice
09:00

Colors, Numbers, and Basic Sentences
09:00

Lesson Review
02:30

Deaf Culture Highlight
03:14

Quiz: with Answers
08:38

Quiz: without Answers
07:02

Vocabulary
04:33

Fingerspelling: Beginner
02:14

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:14

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:10

Numbers
00:49
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Lesson 2: Introductions and Greetings
14 Lectures 01:26:59
Introduction
05:03

HOLMS
04:11

Practice with HOLMS
04:55

Basic Introductions
20:09

Basic Introductions Practice
03:18

Lesson Review
02:02

Deaf Culture Highlight
03:25

Quiz: with Answers
12:37

Quiz: without Answers
10:24

Vocabulary
15:01

Fingerspelling: Beginner
02:24

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:15

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:11

Numbers
01:04
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Lesson 3: Pronouns and Family
17 Lectures 02:02:19
Introduction
01:10

The Signing Space
02:35

Pronouns
10:09

Practice with Pronouns
15:20

Families
12:54

Ranking Family Members
11:04

Ages
08:42

Creating Sentences and Conversations
15:12

Lesson Review
02:33

Deaf Culture Highlight
03:31

Quiz: with Answers
12:12

Quiz: without Answers
09:53

Vocabulary
11:06

Fingerspelling: Beginner
02:28

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:17

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:11

Numbers
01:02
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Lesson 4: Adjectives and Topicalization
14 Lectures 01:34:48
Introduction
01:31

Communicating with Facial Expressions
04:42

Topicalization or Topic/Comment Sentences
21:35

Topic/Comment Dialogue Practice
11:35

Yes/No Questions
16:37

Lesson Review
02:28

Deaf Culture Highlight
03:15

Quiz: with Answers
08:52

Quiz: without Answers
07:24

Vocabulary
10:51

Fingerspelling: Beginner
02:29

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:16

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:12

Numbers
01:01
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Lesson 5: General Public: People and Places
16 Lectures 02:12:13
Introduction
01:16

Constrastive Structure
14:13

Sentence Structure Review
04:10

General Public Action Vocabulary
16:54

General Public Location Vocabulary
09:39

General Public Objects and People Vocabulary
18:17

Narrative Practice
11:33

Lesson Review
01:39

Deaf Culture Highlight
07:50

Quiz: with Answers
11:29

Quiz: without Answers
09:29

Vocabulary
18:34

Fingerspelling: Beginner
03:13

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:20

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:15

Numbers
01:22
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Lesson 6: Same and Different
16 Lectures 01:58:58
Introduction
01:13

Eye Gaze
04:59

Same and Different
09:48

A Color Review
20:46

People Descriptions
13:41

Narrative Practice
08:53

Rocking Numbers
06:12

Lesson Review
02:23

Deaf Culture Highlight
02:51

Quiz: with Answers
11:02

Quiz: without Answers
09:14

Vocabulary
21:00

Fingerspelling: Beginner
03:07

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:16

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:12

Numbers
01:21
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Lesson 7: Tense and the Calendar
16 Lectures 02:00:26
Introduction
01:02

Time Space
03:22

Tenses
15:07

The Calendar
07:23

The Rule of Nine and Numerical Incorporation
10:27

Communicating More Complex Time
20:35

Dialogues and Practice Sentences
10:46

Lesson Review
02:38

Deaf Culture Highlight
15:09

Quiz: with Answers
10:08

Quiz: without Answers
08:20

Vocabulary
08:53

Fingerspelling: Beginner
03:04

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:18

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:14

Numbers
01:00
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Lesson 8: Clock Time, Calendar Time, and Frequency
14 Lectures 01:32:55
Introduction
01:18

Time on a Clock
14:07

Sentences with Time
06:01

Days of the Week
20:40

Frequency
11:24

Lesson Review
02:14

Deaf Culture Highlight
03:17

Quiz: with Answers
10:33

Quiz: without Answers
08:33

Vocabulary
08:36

Fingerspelling: Beginner
02:43

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:17

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:11

Numbers
01:01
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Lesson 9: Directional Verbs
15 Lectures 01:54:19
Introduction
01:20

Introduction to Subject-Object Agreement Verbs
04:49

Practice with Subject-Object Agreement Verbs
17:23

Sentence, Dialogue, and Narrative Practice
20:43

Directional Verbs and the Nondominant Hand
13:32

Commands
05:08

Lesson Review
01:35

Deaf Culture Highlight
05:02

Quiz: with Answers
10:19

Quiz: without Answers
08:11

Vocabulary
19:20

Fingerspelling: Beginner
03:22

Fingerspelling: Intermediate
01:22

Fingerspelling: Advanced
01:13

Numbers
01:00
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About the Instructor
Legacy Learning Systems
4.7 Average rating
71 Reviews
357 Students
3 Courses
Bringing Dreams Within Reach

About Legacy Learning Systems

In a world of cheap, over-hyped, "Learn This Overnight" instructional videos, Legacy Learning Systems was founded to produce truly comprehensive multimedia training courses for those who want serious instruction in the comfort of their own homes. We believe that learning should be fun, unintimidating and systematic, with each new skill building on the previous one. Our first courses were in music instruction, but other topics related to the arts, hobbies, career, and a variety of special interests are under development.

Our Mission: Bringing Personal Dreams Within Reach

Nearly all of us have that one thing we've always wanted to learn. To sing. To dance. To play an instrument. To surf, sail, cook, or speak a foreign language. Whatever it is, we all have something we wish we could do. A personal dream.

As time passes and life gets in the way, that little dream can seem farther and farther out of reach. School is out of the question. Private lessons are pricey and inconvenient. But what if something could make it possible?

That is our mission. To make difficult skills accessible through multimedia self-education courses. To bring personal dreams within reach.

What Should You Expect from a Legacy Learning Systems Course?

First, your lessons will be always be laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step progression with everything you need in one place. No need to buy countless training videos from a patchwork of sources.

Second, your Legacy course will take you far beyond the basics of the typical instructional video. We get you started quickly, but your lessons will take you as far along the path to mastery as you choose to go. You won't find a more comprehensive multimedia training course on your topic anywhere!

Perhaps most important, you won't have to learn alone. Our online support community is an integral part of the learning process and is free for all of our students. The very same instructors who wrote your course will be there for you when you have questions or need encouragement. Students who participate in this community are able to discuss their progress, post their successes, and interact with other students as much or as little as they wish. We are not finished when you buy our course. We are finished when you have reached your dream.