This lesson focuses on family and relationships. You will learn about 60 American Sign Language vocabulary terms, numbers 1-10, possessive pronouns, and indexing. You will also get to practice fingerspelling and basic sentence structure. Instructors include  Leah Coleman, Keith Wann, and Rachel Coleman.

Lesson curriculum

  • 2

    Vocabulary

  • 3

    Grammar & Fingerspelling

    • Possessives & Fingerspelling

    • QUIZ: Possessives & Fingerspelling

    • Indexing & Family Signs Part 3

    • QUIZ: Indexing & Family Signs Part 3

  • 4

    Sentences

    • Sentences

    • QUIZ: Sentences

  • 5

    Final Test

    • Conversation Video - Complete

    • Conversation Video - Part 1

    • QUIZ: Conversation Video - Part 1

    • Converstation Video - Part 2

    • QUIZ: Conversation Video - Part 2

    • Lesson Exam

  • 6

    Practice At Home

    • Real-Life Practice: Your Turn

  • 7

    Wrap It Up

    • Wrap It Up

    • ASL Interview - Meet Rachel, Leah, & Alex from Signing Time

    • ASL Humor - Cat Story

    • Moving On!

Instructors

Leah Coleman

Leah Coleman is a Deaf American actor known for inspiring the creation of, and starring in, the "Signing Time" series. "Signing Time" received an Emmy nomination in 2008 and has been seen on public television, Nick Jr., Netflix, and in minivan entertainment systems around the globe. Leah is currently a senior at Rochester Institute of Technology and is pursuing a degree in Individualized Studies with concentrations in Deaf Culture and Design. Leah's motto is, "Cochlear implant on the right, hearing dog on the left."

Keith Wann

Keith Wann is an actor, performer, writer, producer, father, husband, and a terrible stunt-guy. As a hearing child of Deaf adults, Wann is an original breakthrough performing ASL artist and has been featured in several short films. He currently stars in a popular ASL Children’s book app called Signed Stories. His unique combination of side splitting humor with heartfelt real life stories from his CODA childhood has become his comedic trademark among the ASL Community. Along with performing, Keith also maintains his National Interpreter Certification (NIC:Master and CI/CT), works on Broadway providing ASL access, and has been an artistic ASL consultant on video projects for artists including Sia.

Rachel Coleman

Rachel Coleman is a passionate advocate for accessible communication for all children. When Rachel discovered that her daughter was deaf, she began working to ensure that language was fully accessible to Leah. Rachel and her sister, Emilie, co-created Signing Time, a video series that teaches basic American Sign Language in a fun way to children. In 2008, Rachel was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series. Through Signing Time, children of all abilities are finding a way to more easily communicate. Rachel continues her work in education and advocacy. She has created multiple children’s video series, speaks on issues important to parents, and has established the Signing Time Foundation to promote accessible communication. In 2018, Rachel became the executive director of the American Society for Deaf Children.