Essay about Asl And American Sign Language

1321 Words Apr 14th, 2016 null Page
Throughout this semester it was required to learn another language and I had chosen American Sign Language, also known as, ASL. It was incredibly frustrating and rewarding all at the same time. I learned and relearned a lot, not only about the actual language but what it takes and the process of learning another language, and about myself. I did not do anything related to American Sign Language over spring break. That was my biggest mistake, I had forgotten so much, and needed a refresher course in things that I have been learning since, this class had begin. I had regressed significantly. We had to even go over the alphabet a couple times, as I struggled to remember. It was slightly embarrassing, although my language partner assured me that was normal, when just beginning to learn a language. I could only imagine, what it would be like to ELL that only learn the language during school. What happens when they go home for the summer, and have to come back. One school year always builds upon what was taught in the last school year. I feel like that could cause even more frustration among students learning English. We just read about creating a welcoming environment for students who speak a different language, and I realize now just how important it would be, because it can help lower that frustration possible students may have. I did not get to learn any new words because I spent so much of my time, relearning and remembering all that I had learned before spring break. It…

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