Introducing the Book

Designed with you in mind.

Are you confused or frustrated by the wide variety of U-Tube videos that show people demonstrating individual signs of American Sign Language (ASL)?

Do these videos equip you to converse smoothly with Deaf people? 

Do you want to talk with people who are Deaf but have no time or desire for long-term study of American Sign Language (ASL)? 

If you answered yes to the first and last questions and no to the second, then here is good news!  Sign Language Made Simple was designed by a professor for people like you.  Using the principles of effective teaching and learning, he presents about twenty new signs in one short chapter each week, enabling you to memorize and use over 1,500 basic ASL signs in less than a year and to easily chat with Deaf individuals.

Do you wonder how this can be?  It's because this learning program is user-friendly. 

This book makes learning to sign relatively simple by omitting ASL grammar and using basic ASL signs in English sentences. This allows you to easily memorize the signs and enables you to make meaningful contact with a Deaf person from the very first lesson. That is why this mode is often called, "Contact Signing” or "Conversational Signing."

First published in 1975 and revised in 1999, Sign Language Made Simple has endured the test of time. After almost forty years on the market, it offers a tried and true method of learning to sign and remains a popular choice today. 

ISBN 0-88243-500-0


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