What’s for lunch today?

Posted on May 24, 2016 by HK Smith

How about a side of American Sign Language? In case you weren’t already aware, ASLdeafined offers an extensive video vocabulary! If subscribing to one of our lesson packages isn’t quite what you are looking for on the menu today, consider gaining access to our 15,000+ word dictionary for only $6/month! This allows new learners the […]

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The Weekend is on The Way!

Posted on May 20, 2016 by HK Smith

The weekend is on the way! Hopefully that means a chance for you to spend some quality time with your family and friends, young and old and in-between. We bet you won’t be surprised if we suggest that you bond over some sign language learning! It has been said that children tend to learn languages much […]

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Don’t Leave Your Learning Out To Dry…

Posted on May 19, 2016 by HK Smith

It is a sunny day in our home base of Metro Detroit, Michigan… a perfect time to let your laundry dry on the line. That said, it is not the best idea to leave your American Sign Language learning out to dry. Just like any‪ language, ASL requires practice, so this is a colorful reminder to do some […]

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What is ASLdeafined about?

Posted on May 16, 2016 by HK Smith

Education. Communication. Connection. Inclusion. ASLdeafined was founded on the simple philosophy that learning American Sign Language (ASL) is a rewarding way for people to exercise their brain, improve communication with others, make connections with new people and, most importantly, take another step toward a more inclusive world. If you have ever seen ASL in action, there is no denying […]

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Good Morning, ASL Learners!

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by HK Smith

All of us at ASLdeafined hope that this post finds you happy, healthy, wealthy and wisely ready to refresh your American Sign Language learning (or possibly consider signing up for our service if you have not tried it yet!) Although our blog has admittedly been quiet for some time, you can expect an increase of activity here sooner […]

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Where do we go from here?

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 by paul

There are many reasons that a person could decide to learn ASL, but one of the greatest benefits is being able to interact with the Deaf community.  Naturally I can only speak from experience with my regional Deaf community, but it seems that there are some traits that are universal.  Besides finding a group of […]

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Secrets, Secrets, Everywhere!!

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 by paul

Have you ever been in a situation where it felt like everyone knew something that you didn’t?  It was pretty uncomfortable, wasn’t it?  This is the world that Deaf people have to traverse every day.  They are surrounded by people having conversations, sharing information, telling jokes, and they are not included.  This can be an […]

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Help! I see Deaf People!

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 by paul

Help!  I see Deaf People! So now that you have some knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture, you will begin to notice more Deaf people around you.  Yes, they have always been there; you are just now becoming aware of them.  You may be thinking to yourself, “Self….what do I do?!  Do I approach them?  […]

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To be or….nope, not to be

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 by paul

One of the most interesting and unique parts of ASL is the fact that the verb “to be” is absent from the language.  This is something that you have already learned, but may not be aware that you know. For example: The sentence “I am going to the store” is signed as “STORE I GO”.  […]

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Deaf Culture #15

Posted on May 15, 2013 by paul

Deaf people use a videophone more often than seeing each other in person? This is true.  While the Deaf community is close knit, it is also spread nationwide.  You may meet a friend at a Deaf retreat, a convention, or simply on vacation that you may not see again in person for a decade or […]

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