Date
22 October 2018
A file photo shows John Tsang, former Hong Kong financial secretary, attending a Sign Language Day event in the city in September 2016. Internet can make learning sign language easier and more convenient. Photo: HK Govt
A file photo shows John Tsang, former Hong Kong financial secretary, attending a Sign Language Day event in the city in September 2016. Internet can make learning sign language easier and more convenient. Photo: HK Govt

Want to learn sign language through self-study? Go online!

Internet can make learning sign language easier and more convenient, especially the aid of smartphones. But make sure your phone has adequate data access or links to excellent WiFi facilities.

Sign languages are languages that involve visual expressions and hand and other body movements to deliver information and convey meaning.

An article from Mashable recently pointed out several ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) apart from a traditional classroom approach. Grab your smartphone that connects to the internet strongly.

1. YouTube videos
YouTube channels such as Dr. Bill Vicars, Expert Village and Laura Berg Life offer free online lessons on how to learn the sign language.

2. Websites
It goes without saying that the internet has ample learning resources, like online quizzes, of the ASL. Examples of such websites include ASL Pro, Start ASL and SignASL.org.

3. Mobile apps
Fancy taking a sign lesson in your personal schedule? Download an educational app for learning the ASL onto your smartphone. Learners can always find quick answers to their queries along their learning journey. All come in handy via an app. For iOS device users, check out these free or paid apps for a more customized learning route: ASL Coach, ASL: Fingerspelling and Marlee Signs.

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An article from Mashable recently pointed out several ways to learn American Sign Language, in addition to a traditional classroom approach. Photo: Screenshot/ Mashable webpage


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