Welcome to the list, Theresa. I also saw your message to the TEACHASL list. I'm glad to see more ASL teachers here. ;-) I am in San Diego California teaching at UCSD and Mesa College. Where are you?
On Mar 27, 2013, at 12:54 PM, Theresa Durham wrote:
> This is pretty amazing!! I had no idea that it is all over the world! I first learn
> about the sign writing through the Deaf artist and then through Master ASL.
> I am a Deaf ASL Teacher at high school full time for a long time...
> When I look/read the sign writing first time, I understand right away. I was
> real surprised at how much I understood sign writing since ASL is part of me
> for who I am. I thought that it would be too hard for me but it is not!!! I
> was shocked and happy at the same time that I finally fit in that "sign writing"
> I showed it to my students and they seemed really fascinating and real
> surprised that ASL is actually a language. It seems like "notarized" seal it for
> real... I see their face "drop to the floor" Now they know that ASL is for
> real and it is equal to any written language. Just unique.