American Sign Language for Beginners: Learn Signing Essentials in 30 Days by Rochelle Barlow

ebook, 60 pages
Expected publication: July 28th 2020 by Callisto Media and Rockridge Press
About the Book:
A 30-day beginner’s guide for learning American Sign Language. There’s an easy way to leap right in to learning American Sign Language (ASL). American Sign Language for Beginners delivers 30 days of lessons that will help you sign with those in your home, community, and classroom. From letters and numbers to essential vocabulary and grammar basics, this beginner’s guide provides the essentials needed to develop a solid foundation for American Sign Language in the real world. Each daily lesson takes less than 30 minutes to complete and focuses on a single set of vocabulary or ASL grammar. Throughout the course, you’ll find key phrases, helpful memory tips, signing practice activities, and insight into deaf culture. Start your ASL masterclass today. American Sign Language for Beginners includes: 30 Days of easy ASL—Start off right with an accelerated plan designed to help you begin signing in just one month. Easy-to-understand instructions—Lessons concentrate on a single idea or subject and include photographs to demonstrate signs. Everyday phrases—Daily instruction highlights vocabulary you’re most likely to need as you explore ASL in your daily life. Jump-start your learning experience with American Sign Language for Beginners!

I am deaf but I do not know very much sign language so when I saw this book I jumped at the chance to learn more. I read lips for the most part but with Covid-19 and mask wearing it is getting very frustrating for me. I really enjoyed the laid back approach to this book, I liked the idea of learning a bit at a time over the course of one month. I choose the month of August to put it to the test and I have to say I am impressed with both the book and myself.

This is a great book for beginners who want to learn ASL. Also, an important book everyone should add to their library. Not just for deaf people but also non-verbal autistic users as well and their loved ones. The pictures and side notes are clear and easy to follow. The color pages are attractive and that helps to make the learning fun and interesting. I am always asked if I know ASL and am embarrassed when I have to say no. Well this book taught me the basics so I am embarrassed no more. I hope they continue this approach and include an intermediate and expert guide in the future. What a great book!

Thank you NetGalley, Rochelle Barlow, Callisto Media and Rockridge Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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