Signs from Heathens: ASL Conversation Practice Date & Time 5/17/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Categories Imported True Meetup Id 277963593 Venue Name Online event Venue City State Zip , Meetup Link Meetup Link Description ASL Conversation Practice, Heathen Style! Are you ready to take American Sign Language study to the next level? This will be a short 1 hour practice session to use the knowledge we have gained in the ASL Study Group to practice conversation. We are all beginners, so any level is welcome. WHY LEARN ASL Nearly 28 Million Americans have some form of hearing loss. Currently, a small percentage of those can only communicate via sign language, and are forced to stick within the deaf community. One great advantage of learning sign is expanding the social networking of those people, allowing them to further participate in society more easily. Other reasons to learn sign language: Become more expressive: Sign language is the key to create vivid and lasting imagery. Anyone who enjoys story telling, or making jokes can incorporate sign language to better captivate audiences. Pick up on body language: Given that sign language is a visual language, it's no surprise that you can also learn to better understand body language. Hold silent conversations with friends: Communicate in secret! Whether it be clubs, movie theaters or libraries, you don't need to whisper or yell to talk to your friends in sticky situations. Learning is fun!