Quickstart American Sign Language

Developer: Selectsoft

Current Version: 1.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 207.2 MB - Download

Description:

Quickstart American Sign Language is a simple and fun way to learn signing, covering such useful topics as Greetings, Emergency Situations and more. In 9 easy-to-follow video lessons, professional sign language interpreter Renee Moore will teach you the basic skills needed to communicate with deaf friends, family, customers and co-workers.

Read along with the text as you watch the videos, then take a fun quiz to find out what you've learned! The innovative videobook format is intuitive to use and lets you quickly navigate to find and review lessons.

Featured topics:
• Meetings & Greetings
• The Manual Alphabet
• Home & Family
• Emergency Situations
• Everyday Communication
• Words & Numbers

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by LAdairK

Excellent for beginners! - Love this app. I have always wanted to learn sign language so I decided to start here. This was the first app that came up for me in the app store, and I thought I'd give it a go. I'm so happy I did. I purchased it today and went throught the first two chapters. Chapter 1 is really an intro only, but chapter 2 is where the learning really starts. It's just enough to make me feel like I'm learning but not so much that it's overwhelming and confusing. The instructor is very pleasant and really good. She's informative and personable and very clear. She's chosen useful phrases for us to learn and repeats them just enough. I appreciated the other reviewers comments, but unlike the other reviewer, I actually like that she's not deaf. I believe it makes her a better teacher since she can relate to other hearing people who are new to sign language and want to learn it and respect deaf people. This makes her more relateable in my opinion. Also, I appreciate her speaking to the nuances of sign language and deaf people (i.e. how someone is given a deaf sign for their name) as opposed to just going through the signs with no explanation. I found it very interesting. The one improvement I'd like to recommend is the video quality. It's somewhat poor, and I wish it was a bit clearer. It's still clear enough to see the signs easily. Other than that, I hope she makes more of these. I really feel like I'm on my way to learning this language, and I'm thrilled I started here. Definitely purchase!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
2/5
Version 1.0
Review by Kidneyseeker

Very disappointed - I wish I could get my money backk for this instructional video. It really does teach you the BASICS, and only the basics. I’m very disappointed with this you only learn the pleasantries of saying “hello, how are you? where do you live?, etc” If I lived with a deaf person, I’d be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Where can I find a realistic version so that I can have a REAL conversation withh a deaf person? Where is the next step? Big deal. I now know where she lives, and she knows where I live. That’s simply not enough.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.0
Review by LAdairK

Excellent for beginners! - Love this app. I have always wanted to learn sign language so I decided to start here. This was the first app that came up for me in the app store, and I thought I'd give it a go. I'm so happy I did. I purchased it today and went throught the first two chapters. Chapter 1 is really an intro only, but chapter 2 is where the learning really starts. It's just enough to make me feel like I'm learning but not so much that it's overwhelming and confusing. The instructor is very pleasant and really good. She's informative and personable and very clear. She's chosen useful phrases for us to learn and repeats them just enough. I appreciated the other reviewers comments, but unlike the other reviewer, I actually like that she's not deaf. I believe it makes her a better teacher since she can relate to other hearing people who are new to sign language and want to learn it and respect deaf people. This makes her more relateable in my opinion. Also, I appreciate her speaking to the nuances of sign language and deaf people (i.e. how someone is given a deaf sign for their name) as opposed to just going through the signs with no explanation. I found it very interesting. The one improvement I'd like to recommend is the video quality. It's somewhat poor, and I wish it was a bit clearer. It's still clear enough to see the signs easily. Other than that, I hope she makes more of these. I really feel like I'm on my way to learning this language, and I'm thrilled I started here. Definitely purchase!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
3/5
Version 1.0
Review by sonamdolma

This is a very nice app, and I have a suggestion... - This is indeed a very nice app. I am happy to see American Sign Language resources beginning to appear in Mac Apps. I think this would be even better if the videos featured native Deaf signers to teach the signs rather than a hearing interpreter (although she does a nice presentation, I'd still rather learn the language from a Deaf first-language user of ASL.) Until you do that upgrade, it's still a nice app, well-presented and I'm happy to have this. Thanks for your hard work offering a very helpful resource. Please continue developing and producing more! (:

Found helpful by 23 out of 24 people
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