Sign language was developed as a way to help those who are deaf and hard of hearing communicate. It has been a smashing success and is now a respected and well-established language.
Even people who do not suffer from hearing problems often learn sign language as either a way to communicate with friends and family members or even as a career choice in a translating field. If you or someone you love is interested in learning sign language, this DVD is a great place to start.
At nearly an hour in length, it goes into great detail showing the viewer how to sign each letter in careful and easy-to-understand lessons. It also shows you how to sign common greetings, words for various family members, rooms in the house, animals around you, and how to alter your signs to form questions. It is an immersive and helpful tool that will make learning sign language easier.
Beyond its simple format is a series of tests and a story section that tests the viewer's comprehension. They will be asked to guess the meaning of various signs, with a text description helping them gauge their knowledge. The story section is useful as a way of learning how to keep track of signing in more in-depth and difficult situations.
While this DVD is very comprehensive, it shouldn't be the end of your sign language training. There are multiple DVDs that offer more comprehensive training guidelines. Purchasing a whole set is a useful way of boosting your comprehension and practicing your skills at home.American Sign Language: Greetings, The Alphabet, and More—American Sign Language, Level 1 (Enhanced DVD)
- ISBN: 978-1-62102-657-0
- Run Time: 55 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2011