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Did you ever teach friends sign language when you were growing up?

I want to see how people tried to spread the word about deaf culture. american-sign-language british-sign-language deaf-education


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Raashid’s Answer

The first thing to understand is what type of sign language you want to learn. This will most likely be based on where you live, and what verbal language is spoken in your community. Hand signs can vary based on the type of sign language being used. For example, there is American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL) and various others, based on different languages.

In general, sign language is grouped into three sections :

Deaf sign languages: The preferred languages of Deaf communities around the world; including village sign languages, shared with the hearing community, and Deaf-community sign languages
Auxiliary sign languages: Sign systems used alongside oral, spoken languages.
Signed modes of spoken languages, or manually coded languages: Used to bridge signed and spoken languages
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FABIO’s Answer

I never teach friends sign language, but I used to learn some years ago in order to communicate with people inside my company. I think flexibility in your communication and different languages is very important in daily basis. if you like to teach people to learn this language or just want to learn to have great times with different people, I really support you in your decision. Have a great life.

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