June 20, 2011
Before joining this ASL club, I had taught myself only the alphabet and a few signs. Then I did a week of immersion at the Ontario Camp for the Deaf in 2011 and again in 2012. I learned a lot about Deaf culture and I can now communicate in ASL.
Since I joined City of Toronto ASL a couple of years ago, I have gone from beginner to intermediate (completed Level 2 of &amp;#034;Signing Naturally&amp;#034;) and I now sign confidently. Practicing with this friendly group really helps me apply what I&amp;#039;ve been learning in classes I have been taking at BRCD. Even if your signing is very rudimentary you will benefit from joining this group, and you will be welcome--as long as you agree not to use your voice! (Suggestion: You should at least be able to sign the alphabet, &amp;#034;My name is ____&amp;#034; and &amp;#034;I want to learn ASL&amp;#034;, before coming to a meetup.)