ASL Tip- Don’t forget your facial expressions!

American Sign Language is an amazing and expressive language- but if you don’t “show it” your signing will fall flat! Let’s take the sign for HAPPY, for example. If you don’t sign it with a smile then you may convey a sarcastic tone. Try it like Mindy! Your facial expressions don’t just provide context, they […]

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Why is our ASL Dictionary the BEST?

You’re desperate to finish that ASL homework… or maybe that sign is on the tip of your ‘fingers’- either way you need that sign NOW! So why choose ASLdeafined?  16,000+ Videos: Our video dictionary contains vocabulary from our lessons, variations of those signs, and even requested words from anyone that learns with us! Variations for […]

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Study the easy way with ‘My Vocabulary’!

It’s Thursday night. You have a test tomorrow in ASL and you want to review as fast as possible. We’ve all been there once or twice (or more…) but 2D Flashcards just don’t work when you’re studying Sign Language- Here’s how to use our site to make studying for that test fast and easy! Step […]

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I Can’t Find This Word! What Should I Do?

  We have a truly massive dictionary on our site- but what happens when you can’t find a word? After typing in the word you are searching for it will pull up potential matches and synonyms. If the word isn’t available you can request it- no really! It’s that easy! For a visual step-by-step, take a […]

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Handshape Review – ‘C’

American Sign Language has many attributes and parameters.  Some of these parameters include location, handshapes, non manual markers, etc.  Today, we are going to take a look at handshapes.  Handshapes can get tricky at times- and today we are going to focus on the ‘C’ handshape! For a quick review, here are ten signs that use […]

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The Telephone Game: A Hidden Retention Exercise

Why Play? Learning American Sign Languages has it’s challenges, and luckily there are fun ways to practice! A student’s retention, or their ability to understand ASL, can be a toughie to develop. Good thing we have “The Telephone Game!” How To Play: All students should line up in two rows, facing away from the Judge (teacher […]

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ASL Teachers…Have You Seen Us Lately?

If you teach ASL at the collegiate or high school level, you owe it to yourself and to your students to take a look at what we have to offer.  Not only do we offer our entire program for $12.00 per student for the ENTIRE CALENDAR YEAR, but we have so many features that will suite […]

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Personalize Your Own Dictionary on ASLdeafined

You can now personalize your own dictionary on ASLdeafined.  Simply find the words you prefer in the dictionary. Once you click on a word in the dictionary, you will see “Add to My Vocabulary”. Click that. And all your words will be saved under the icon “My Vocabulary”. Then, if you want to review all of […]

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Are You Up-To-Date?

This vintage biography by Etta Degering, entitled GALLAUDET, Friend of the Deaf, may quite rightfully be judged by its cover. The obviously outdated design and condition of this book, first published in 1964, is unlikely to interest the modern reader. We are featuring it in our blog post today as an analogy for those who […]

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Fly the ASL Flag!

We couldn’t agree more with Fellini! Language is a different vision of life – quite literally in the case of sign language. Anyone exposed to the beauty of ASL does not easily forget this unique and vital form of communication. So, our post today is just a friendly reminder that Amercian Sign Language deserves its own respected spot […]

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