You see me here, with my certificate of completion for my "ASL" American Sign Language Class.
Last week, I had the privilege of taking an American Sign Language Class here in Belize. It was incredible and I learned so much. During this week, I was able to develop some great friendships, with others interested in the same thing I am.
We spent the entire week role playing and actively learning all aspects of sign language. In the pictures below, you will see pictures our classroom. We learned by question and answer, doing presentations, following DVD examples, and role playing (as you see Fonzie, my dad's friend & work associate) doing below. All of this, helped me to have a new appreciation for what it means to be deaf.
I have several friends here on the island that are deaf, and I want to be able to communicate with them better. Here are some pictures of yesterday - this was graduation day for me You can see my sister Lauren watching me graduate. I have lots to learn in the weeks and months to come.
Afterwards, we had a big blow out party with all our friends. Dad and Dennie broke out the BBQ grill, and did hamburgers and hot dogs for the whole group, mom made 2 of her famous chocolate cakes (family recipe right from my grandma Smith). Stephanie decorated all the platters, served up the beans and we laughed, swam in the pool and watched more videos on the deaf culture.
There was only one word that summed up this past week? AWESOME!
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IN BELIZE
10/3/2013 02:00:38 am
You are JW? So am I. Is there a need for ASL in Belize????? I am hard of hearing and going deaf.
9/20/2015 08:08:09 pm
lOL was doing some research on Belize as i am thinking/ praying about going to support the asl preaching there. Imagine my surprise when I saw in one of the photos, The Jw asl videos. So is your family still there?
9/13/2022 07:07:17 am
dad in sign language is a great way to communicate with your dad if he is deaf or hard of hearing. There are many different ways to sign dad, but one of the most common is to simply put your fist against your chest and then move it up and down. You can also sign dad by making the letter D with your hand and then tapping your chest. Whichever way you choose to sign dad, make sure that you do it with a confident and affirmative attitude - after all, there's no greater dad than yours! Read another amazing blog: https://lead-academy.org/blog/dad-in-sign-language/
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Hi, my name is Trenton S. Turley. I've been living in Belize now for 11 years. Hope you enjoy reading my many blog posts. I write about things, that are passionate to me.
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