After week 1 and week 2 I decided to stick with “Sign Language 101” for the rest of my ILP. I have really come to like this site. I really like that the videos are split into 10 individual lessons and offer a lot of information in each lesson. It’s almost like I am in an actual classroom.
For the past couple of weeks I have been working on lesson 3 and began working on lesson 4. Before I start a new lesson I always go back and review the previous lessons. This allows me to refresh my memory as well as practice previous learned signs. The lessons I reviewed were body language and gestures, and ABC’s, colors and pronouns. Each video lesson ends with a short quiz over the signs that were taught. I begin my review by taking the quiz. I was very surprised at how much I remember and the signs I was able to identify. I then go back and review the ones I was unsure about or didn’t remember. I also try to practice my ABC’s at east once a day, just to commit them to muscle memory.
After I’m done reviewing I start on the next lesson. For this post that was lesson 3:Everyday signs and common phrases.
I always watch the video through one time before trying the signs myself. This allows me to become familiar with the information before attempting it myself, of course I end up watching the video multiple times during the learning process. I really enjoyed this lesson because I was able to learn signs that I know I will be able to use in the classroom I work in once school starts in August. I was surprised at how much faster I picked up on this lesson compared to some of the others, I think it’s because my hands are becoming used to all the movements.
I also started lesson 4: Antonyms and Everyday Signs.
I haven’t gotten as far in this lesson and plan to continue working on it this upcoming week.
I am very happy with the progress I have made so far and am excited to continue learning!