The majority of ASL courses are designed to be learnt in years. Spread out over semesters or several years of school.
My goal is for people to understand grammar NOW, not later. And then build their vocabulary and phrases gradually afterwards. It is the one place to learn the foundations now—Not over a few years.
I’m always asked, “Why is it done this way?” and “Why that way?” in class. In those moments, it can be hard to explain in chat the nuances of the “why” while speaking (signing) in quite literally another language. The course allows me to share my education, lived experience, and research to provide students with a more rounded experience of signing as a way of communicating.
This course also shows a range of regional signs: East and West, and the USA have some different signs, too. Keep in mind, Sign2Thrive is a CANADIAN course, while others are using American.
Sign2Thrive, and our other courses, are proudly directed and supportive of differences. Different ages, different lifestyles, different genders, hearing statuses, different sign language skill levels, and different reasons for why.