In Lesson 3, you will learn around 75 ASL vocabulary terms related to feelings and emotions. You will also be introduced to non-manual markers (NMMs), practice fingerspelling, and basic sentence structure. Instructors include Manny Hernandez, Keith Wann, and Rachel Coleman.

Lesson curriculum

  • 1


    • Lesson Intro

  • 2


    • Feelings Vocabulary - Part 1

    • QUIZ: Feelings Vocabulary - Part 1

  • 3

    Non-Manual Markers

    • Facial Expressions & Feelings Vocabulary Part 2

    • QUIZ: Facial Expressions & Vocabulary

  • 4


    • Emotions & Fingerspelling Practice

    • QUIZ: Fingerspelling

  • 5

    More Vocabulary

    • Feelings Vocabulary - Part 3

    • QUIZ: Feelings Vocabulary - Part 3

  • 6


    • Feelings Sentences

    • QUIZ: Sentences

  • 7

    Final Test

    • Conversation Video - Complete

    • Conversation Video - Part 1

    • QUIZ: Conversation Video - Part 1

    • Conversation Video - Part 2

    • QUIZ: Conversation Video - Part 2

    • Conversation Video - Part 3

    • QUIZ: Conversation Video - Part 3

    • Lesson Exam

  • 8

    Practice At Home

    • Real-Life Practice: Your Turn

  • 9

    Wrap It Up

    • ASL Interview - Merilee Swain

    • Moving On


Manny Hernandez

Mario Hernandez, better known as MannyASL, is a professional ASL storyteller and educator. MannyASL, a Brooklyn native, knows how to instantly establish rapport with children of all ages and make them laugh with his wide eyed antics. He also teaches children and adults how to create stories in ASL, one that combines both motion and emotion; how to develop their interest in sharing ASL stories of their own; how to improve their rhythm and clarity of intent. MannyASL and filmmaker Raymond Luczak developed a DVD titled "Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language". MannyASL received his BA and MA degrees in Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University and completed in Sign Language Education. Currently, he teaches ASL at the Catholic University of America and provides advanced workshops in ASL storytelling for children and adults. His motto is “storytelling ignites the power of knowledge.” He lives in Washington DC with his family.

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 child was deaf, she began working to ensure that language was fully accessible in their home. 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.