$35 • 2 Hours • LIVE • .2 CEU
A Workshop for ASL Interpreters, CDIs, Signers, Educators and anybody who wants to upgrade their signing skills
100% online via Zoom platform. You will participate in real discussion with real people.
Do you wonder how and why Deaf signers look fluent? What makes hearing signers look hearing? What makes native signers so expressive and clear? What makes some ASL masters so good at being concise yet still being informative? How can a signer use classifiers more efficiently and precisely? Do you want to radically improve your use and understanding of ASL?
Unlearning Words is a workshop aimed to benefit anybody who wish to improve their expressive ASL style and informational conveying to a radical level. An interplay between lecture and interactive dialogue, this workshop aims to convey some deliberation on the topic of sign language expression, exploring the origins of words, their purpose and the effect they have on the processes of signing.
We hope to use this workshop as a spring board for interpreters and signers to unlock their true signing potential. With the right guidance and thinking, all people can discover ASL’s inherent efficiency and emotional fluency. ASL is truly efficient and can be expressed with a stunning clarity if used properly. However what is taught out there is frequently inefficient and contrasts with the actual organic and native learning that occurs among Deaf people.
This workshop will show you how words are surrogative in sign language and how you can recognize the underlying patterns that restrict your thinking, your expression, your signing. After this workshop, you will unlearn words and begin truly using your hands in a capacity you thought never possible.
GETTING & PAYING FOR CEUs: RID CEUs are available for $10 to those who are interested (0.2 CEUs). More information is included in the initial email sent after registering.
NOTE: We limit 25 people per workshop at the moment. We host this workshop often and always have availability. Dates below not working for you? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
CANCELLING/REFUNDING: We do understand that life does happen and there are conditions over which we have no control, requiring some kind of change in plans. We ask that you provide a notice 24 hours before the workshop in order to get a refund or a transfer to the next workshop.