Equip your students to use sign language in everyday situations! From talking about family to planning a party or shopping at the mall, Costello's simple step-by-step approach introduces learners to the basic words, phrases, and expressions of American Sign Language. An excellent introduction for anybody interested in hearing-impaired communication, it includes a helpful live-action DVD with onscreen subtitles. 208 pages, softcover with DVD from Living Language.
Learn sign language with this complete book & DVD package!
Getting Started in Signing teaches students the basic words, phrases, and expressions of American Sign Language (ASL) using a simple, step-by-step approach. Students will learn everything they need to begin using sign language in practical, everyday situations from talking about family, to planning a party, to shopping at the mall.
The DVD features:
· Finger spelling
· Compound signs
· Hand positioning
· Parts of a sign
· Expressing intonation
Two narrators introduce each situation and provide supplementary grammar and vocabulary. The narrators also sign as they speak, and subtitles appear on the screen whenever a new sign is introduced.
Elaine Costello, PhD, was a longtime educator and author in the field of deafness. For ten years she was a classroom teacher and supervisor in schools for the deaf. She also served as the director and editor in chief of the Gallaudet College Press at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., the world's only liberal arts college for the deaf.
Living Language has been a proven and effective language learning instruction for over 65 years. Using techniques originally developed for the US State Department, the Living Language Method follows a four point approach from building a foundation of essential words and phrases, advancing to full sentences and conversations, practicing with recall exercises aimed at both short and long term memory and developing practical language skills to equip the learner in any situation. Living Language is an imprint of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.