Learn Sign Language!
April 15, 2013
This semester of college has been pretty overwhelming for me at times since I’m an art student taking 17 credit hours and involved in a couple extra activities. But I’ve always had one class that I can attend and have no worries. That class is Sign Language I & II.
In Intermediate School, I learned the alphabet in sign language, but after that, I never really learned anything else. The alphabet was filed away in my brain just in case I ever needed it. Flash forward almost ten years and I still hadn’t used sign language. I did, however, see that my college offered two classes in one semester covering Sign Language I, as well as Sign Language II. Considering it would only be two extra credit hours, I signed up for them.
Sign language has grown slowly but surely the past couple of years as deaf awareness has grown. Many parents are teaching their very, young children how to sign as an alternative before they can speak. It’s fairly easy to learn and very helpful in any job where a person is involved with the public. It’s a skill set that can be priceless and extremely helpful.
If this interests you, MCPL has hundreds of items covering sign language and ASL (American Sign Language), from books on teaching ASL to a child to books on self-teaching.