Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Learn a New Language: American Sign Language

While not a spoken language, American Sign Language is still an important and effective communication tool, used in the United States and much of Canada. In the United States, it is the fourth most commonly used language. As mentioned in our “Career Profile: The Interpreter” article, there is a growing demand for sign language interpreters. More and more television programs are using sign language in their advertising. Colleges around the nation are recognizing sign language as a language requirement and are mainstreaming their deaf or hard of hearing students. Companies and government agencies too are becoming more aware of the need for sign language speakers.

Below are some links we have found regarding the learning of American Sign Language:

University of Rochester: Why Study Sign Language?

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