In this lesson, you will learn around 50 ASL vocabulary terms related to hobbies. You will also learn to describe when something happens and will continue to practice fingerspelling and ASL grammar. Your instructors for this lesson include Justin Callaway, Keith Wann, Ben Jarashow, and Rachel Coleman.

Lesson curriculum

  • 1


    • Lesson Intro

  • 2


    • Hobby Signs - Part 1

    • QUIZ: Hobby Signs - Part 1

  • 3

    Grammar - Tense

    • ASL Grammar - Time Signs

    • QUIZ: ASL Grammar - Time Signs

  • 4

    More Vocabulary

    • Hobby Signs - Part 2

    • QUIZ: Hobby Signs - Part 2

  • 5

    Quick Practice

    • Quick Practice

    • QUIZ: Quick Practice

  • 6


    • Fingerspelling

    • QUIZ: Fingerspelling

  • 7


    • Sentences

    • QUIZ: Sentences

  • 8

    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

  • 9

    Practice At Home

    • Real Life Practice: Your Turn

  • 10

    Wrap It Up

    • Wrap It Up

    • ASL Interview - Justin "Wormy" Calloway

    • Moving On


Justin Callaway

Mr. Callaway, as his alter-ego "Wormy", played a starring role with ICEWORM, a Sacramento Deaf comedy group, from 2000 to 2006. Wormy performed on Freedom Cruise 2007 with 3,995 passengers as his audience. He was featured on a 2008 Pepsi Superbowl Commercial, and performed at the 2015 ASL Slam in New York City. He has taught a Deaf Drama and Performance Camp in Missouri, and at the NYC Deaf Theater's Storytelling and Performance Children's Program. In 2018, he attended Gallaudet special training workshop for Deaf Actors of Color. Since 2017, Mr. Callaway has performed and trained in Theatrical Clown Technique and synthesized it with American Sign Language. Using this method, he has instructed both teenagers and adults who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing through workshops sponsored by The Short Center Repertory. Mr. Callaway is currently affiliated as both actor and filmmaker with productions, organization devoted to training and bringing performance opportunities in stage and film to actors from the DHOH community.

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.