Deaf Tend Your
Deaf Tend Your: Non-Manual Signals (NMS)in ASL contains book (67 pages) and video (30 minutes) closed captions; ASL with English voice-over and targeted students of sign language, interpreters and native signers, and basically everyone else. Byron Bridge, the deaf author, demonstrating appropriate mouthing with packed information. It will teach you how to use your mouth when signing American Sign Language (ASL). Forty-nine NMS are mentioned in this book and video, each exhibited clearly with sample ASL sentences.
This book and video are targeted to all learner signers and native signers to broad the insight of mouthing morphemes, often the learner signers do not relied on. As for learner signers, they are often afraid to express with mouth movement, which it’s considered taboo or insult in spoken language. As for native signers, they often did not realize what rules they were and need to learn the label of rules.
The methodology of this book and video can be considered as Direct, Series, and The Natural Approach.
Bridges, B., & Metzger, M. (1996). DEAF TEND YOUR: Non-Manual Signals in American Sign Language. Silver Spring, MD: Calliope Press.
Learning American Sign Language
This is the ASL instruction manual you've been looking for, the one that makes home learning easier, the "user-friendly" ASL text and video. Lessons are structured around the everyday language of ASL users in a natural, predictable order and include dialogues, grammar instruction, exercises, and vocabulary lists. [Tom Humphries, Carol Padden; Second Edition (2003) Book: 384 pages; soft cover]
The DVD features over 72 exercises and each of the key structures in the book. Four internationally recognized Deaf actors animate the dialogues and give life to the illustrations in the text. The actors also model facial expressions and conversational gestures appropriate to ASL.
Harris Communication sell this book.
Manipulative Visual Language
MVL can be anything. It can used as be a reference tool. It can be implemented as an approach. It can be a teaching philosophy. Above all, MVL is a goal. MVL is here to make learning language fun. We do not believe that jotting answers in grammar workbooks is the best way to improve one’s grammar and comprehension of a language. Learning about languages should be fun and natural. For younger learners, we have ‘stories’ with which we introduce the materials—we want the students to learn patterns as simply colors, rather than with words, which can be a bit too complex and layered for children. We want your students remember things about nouns, verbs and adjectives by their own ways rather than by remembering arbitrary rules. With MVL, we can show students how the English language, at its most basic level, all fits together in ways that are colorful, fun, and meaningful.
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Signing Naturally Units 1-6 Student Set
The first set of revised materials for the popular Signing Naturally series, Signing Naturally Units 1-6 has impressive enhancements for both inside and outside of the classroom. Features include classroom exercises for Units 1-5 ensures that students use their book in class. Homework for out-of-class study corresponds to classroom lessons. A topic index allows students to find specific parts of their homework that include key vocabulary and grammar. Culture notes and bios of amazing Deaf people increase students' understanding of the Deaf World.
Seven and a half hours of new video on the DVDs feature 12 diverse native signers modeling clear American Sign Language. Signing is paced for new learners. DVD functions also allow students to answer questions before moving on. [Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, and Ken Mikos; 496 pages; soft cover; 2 DVDs: 7-1/2 hours]
Signing Naturally Units 1-6 Teacher Curriculum
Blending the interactive elements of communicative language teaching, the organization of functional-notional instruction, and the target language emphasis of immersion, Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is ideally suited for ASL instruction. There are over 100 instructional hours of revised and updated lessons in the teacher's guide, incorporation suggestions made by instructors, and using proven research methods. [Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, and Ken Mikos; Teacher's Guide: 656 pages; soft cover; 2 DVDs: 7-1/2 hours]
Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Set
Designed to give students a deeper insight into ASL and Deaf culture, Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook offers homework assignments that support what you've learned in the classroom. Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook also features Deaf culture articles and profiles of legendary Deaf leaders. There's also a topic index to help you find signs and information easily.
The Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook also includes over seven hours of ASL video material on two DVDs, signed by 13 skilled native signers.
Signing Naturally Units 7-12 Student Workbook is everything you need to bring your ASL skills BEYOND the classroom! Not returnable once opened. [(2014); 529 pages; 2 DVDs; 7 hours 6 minutes]
Signing Naturally Units 7-12 is a continuation of Units 1-6 in the Signing Naturally series. Units 7-12 picks up where its predecessor left off and further enhances your classroom instruction. Utilizing the same functional, skill building, and comprehension approaches found in Units 1-6, key dialogues, narratives, and vocabulary lead to student excellence. Units 7-12 integrates culture and language learning, with culture lessons in every unit to expand students' understanding of our world.
Signing Naturally Units 1-6, and now Units 7-12 complete the full 12 units that replace the original Level 1 materials!