Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ASL Resources

Here's a quick list of sites for you to bookmark if you're looking to learn ASL.


Dictionary, blog, learning area, and more!


First 100 signs, videos, and more!


Dictionary, Quizzes, and Sign Language for babies!


Fingerspelling practice


Number Practice


Absolutely free ASL instruction!


Videos in ASL


Links to many ASL resources


Journal of American Sign Language and Literature


World Wide News For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing


News, information, and entertainment in American Sign Language

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Hello, everybody! I know it's been a while since I blogged. I thought I'd run out of language courses. But today I came across one that is definitely worth talking about. It's called Mondly and it uses the "gamification" method of learning.

I like to pick a language I don't know well to review the course in. So for Mondly, I picked Chinese.

You start here with what looks like a travel map.

And once you pick your destination you will have a set of lessons. See the stars? They reflect how well you did the lesson.

Mondly feels a lot like a crossover between Duolingo and the old LiveMocha. You start off seeing pictures and hearing names. Basically, this is a total immersion course.

For each wrong answer you lose a heart.

Mondly's method is even more "sink or swim" than Duolingo as you don't get translations of the words and they will throw you expressions you haven't heard yet. I highly recommend combining it with a vocabulary course such as Memrise.

So why bother with Mondly when there's Duolingo? Well, here's one good reason. They have quite a few languages that Duolingo hasn't even begun to hatch yet such as Mandarin and Afrikaans.

Overall, I really like Mondly and I think you should give it a try.

Languages Available: English, German, French, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Korean, Swedish, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Indonesian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Afrikaans