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Where: [[Getting Here (2169)|2169]]
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What: American Sign Language chat group / class
 
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Where: 83c
When: Thursdays 5-7pm(ish) <small>'''[http://whenisgood.net/noisebridge/asl/generic click to (re)schedule]'''</small>
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When: Wednesdays 8-10pm <small>'''[http://whenisgood.net/noisebridge/asl/generic click to reschedule]'''</small>
 
 
 
Why:  
 
Why:  
* talk to Deaf people (note: lowercase 'deaf' is the physical condition; capital 'Deaf' is the social/cultural identification)
 
 
* different mode = fun
 
* different mode = fun
 
* talk clearly in noisy situations
 
* talk clearly in noisy situations
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* talk through glass
 
* talk through glass
 
* talk to temporarily mute people
 
* talk to temporarily mute people
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* maybe even talk to deaf people
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How:
  
 
If you're interested in learning (or teaching) how to sign, or just chatting in ASL, come on by.  
 
If you're interested in learning (or teaching) how to sign, or just chatting in ASL, come on by.  
  
== Meetings ==
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Meetings:
# 9/23: Start working on music video interpretations, watch some good ones
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# 8/26: Learn [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_manual_alphabet manual alphabet], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language_grammar handshape names], self-introductions and other basic words, and basic grammar overview. FIRST MEETING BONUS: Everyone who participates will get a yummy cookie!  
# 9/2: Learn [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_manual_alphabet manual alphabet], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language_grammar handshape names], self-introductions and other basic words, and basic grammar overview. FIRST MEETING BONUS: Everyone who participates will get a yummy cookie!  
 
 
 
== Materials needed for the group ==
 
 
 
Got any to donate?
 
  
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Materials needed:
 
* Signing Naturally vs. ASL "Green Books" - 1 copy per person? which series?
 
* Signing Naturally vs. ASL "Green Books" - 1 copy per person? which series?
 
* 1 copy each of:
 
* 1 copy each of:
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** [http://www.amazon.com/Signs-Language-Edward-Klima/dp/0674807960/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247438532&sr=1-1 Signs of Language]
 
** [http://www.amazon.com/Signs-Language-Edward-Klima/dp/0674807960/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247438532&sr=1-1 Signs of Language]
 
** [http://www.amazon.com/Signs-Language-Revisited-Anthology-Bellugi/dp/0805832467/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247438647&sr=1-1 Signs of Language: Revisited]
 
** [http://www.amazon.com/Signs-Language-Revisited-Anthology-Bellugi/dp/0805832467/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247438647&sr=1-1 Signs of Language: Revisited]
 
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* Useful sites:
== Useful sites ==
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** [http://aslvideopedia.com/ ASLvideopedia]
* [http://commtechlab.msu.edu/Sites/aslweb/browser.htm MIT CommTechLab ASL Browser]
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** [http://lifeprint.com/ "ASL University"]
* [http://aslvideopedia.com/ ASLvideopedia]
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** [http://commtechlab.msu.edu/Sites/aslweb/browser.htm MIT CommTechLab ASL Browser]
* [http://lifeprint.com/ "ASL University"]
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language_grammar WP: ASL grammar]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language_grammar WP: ASL grammar]
 
* [http://www.signingsavvy.com/ Signing Savvy]
 
* [http://www.handspeak.com/sign/index.php HandSpeak]
 
* [http://www1.schooltube.com/Organization/OrganizationHome.aspx?oid=217140 Kentucky School for the Deaf videos]
 
 
 
== Local meetups ==
 
* Thursdays 6-10pm, [http://www.sfgov.org/site/recpark_page.asp?id=67500 ASL Café] 901 Wawona Street, SF
 
* 1st Fridays 6-8pm, Cafe Flore, Castro - Market & Noe, SF
 
* 2nd Fridays 7-10pm, Royal Ground Coffee, Downtown Berkeley
 
 
 
[[Category:Events]]
 
[[Category:Natural languages]]
 

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