NOTE: The video components will NOT play in devices with iOS7 at the present moment. Older iOS versions will run just fine.
Learn 35 idioms / phrases and sentence examples in Sign Language.
"Piece of cake"..."awesome"..."full of hot air"...How do you sign these idioms and phrases in American Sign Language, and still be able to use them correctly in full ASL sentences? Look no further, your experience learning these idioms and phrases in ASL begins with this app that contains hundreds of English words translated into complete ASL sentences.
All idioms and phrases in American Sign Language are POPULAR features in ASL Linguistics and Deaf Culture - because they are being used in everyday life in various parts of the community including Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students, interpreters, interpreter students, ASL teachers, parents and professionals.
These idioms and phrases in ASL are useful during conversations and/or interactions at events, meetings, clubs, Deaf schools, parties and work places. This app is also useful as a teaching tool!
Your bilingual experience learning idioms and phrases in American Sign Language begins with Gilda Ganezer and Avery Posner, your Deaf ASL teachers in this app!
- 35 idioms and phrases in American Sign Language and their translations into English (and vice versa)
- 35 idioms and phrases in complete ASL and English sentences
- how to use each idiom & phrase with proper facial expression, body movement, handshape, sign location and fluency
- you will be able to navigate to find the idiom/phrase alphabetically
- practice and test your receptive skills with an interactive quiz
- every idiom and phrase in ASL is shown in videos, both in slower and normal speeds to give one the opportunity to learn receptively and expressively
Idiom / Phrase Examples in this app:
an ASL pro
break up with someone
not made for each other
it's for real
...and much more!
These idioms and phrases were selected from our 5-DVD collection "Idioms & Phrases in American Sign Language, Vol. 1-5 DVD" set containing over 250 idioms & phrases and all of their translations as well as outrageous bloopers and outtakes. You can learn more about these DVDs and other products at http://www.EverydayASL.com
Gilda Ganezer is a culturally Deaf professor and co-creator, singer, songwriter, director/producer, dancer and sign model for a series of ASL DVDs at Everyday ASL Productions in New York. With 30 years of ASL and interpreter training/teaching experience and running an American Sign Language educational company, Ms. Ganezer has trained teachers and ASL researchers the fundamentals of the language. She has also developed and utilized ASL & idioms curriculum for colleges and universities. Ms. Ganezer is a master trainer on the methods of teaching ASL/English idioms and phrases with signing accuracies and precision (i.e. exhibiting ‘accents’ while expressing). For a number of years, Ms. Ganezer has also taught at accredited ASL courses at Long Island University at C.W. Post. Gilda is a co-founder of Everyday ASL Productions, Ltd.
Avery Posner is a Certified Deaf Interpreter - Provisional (CDI-P) and worked for the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) as a consultant and is certified in Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) rater training program offered by Gallaudet University since 1995. He is a Deaf educator / curriculum developer from an all-Deaf family who is also a co-creator, director, producer, scriptwriter and author of several ASL / Interpreter training books and DVDs for Everyday ASL Productions which carries products now seen and sold in over 70 countries today. Mr. Posner has over 20 years of experience in ASL and Interpreter Training Program curriculum and trainings for educational interpreters throughout universities, public school systems, hospitals and businesses.