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Beginning ASL Videocourse #1: Meet The Bravo Family

40 minutes

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Instructor Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce themselves and the signs for a typical morning routine. The Cultural Notes show how to get a deaf person's attention. The Grammatical Notes address how to ask questions. Teaches vocabulary in conjunction with activities. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #1 of Bravo series.

Media Details

Runtime: 40 minutes

Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 1
40 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 2
37 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 3
30 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 4
40 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 5
1 hour 0 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 6
35 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 7
40 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 8
45 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 9
50 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 10
1 hour 0 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 12

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    Sarah P. (Ripley, WV)
    February 25th, 2020 at 11:13 PM

    I really appreciate this service! Wonderful and easy to follow!

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    February 5th, 2020 at 06:45 AM

    Excellent video , great learning opportunity.

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    melody h. (Bozeman, MT)
    December 26th, 2019 at 04:47 PM

    Use of this video has been an important element in ASL language development for an elementary level deaf student with emerging ASL as a first language. The student has found particularly the family interactions sections highly motivating and requests viewing over other school activities.

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    Jason B. (Robbinsdale, MN)
    October 31st, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Thank you! This is exactly what my son and I needed. Because he isn't deaf, we have limited access to ASL immersed environments for him. At his school, he is given a communication device that he isn't really working with, very well. We've learned lots of signs, through books, Signing Time, and some community-based classes, but haven't been in an immersive environment to learn the conversational structure. I love that this is focused on family life. So valuable! We're already practicing some phrases from just the first 5 videos. I look forward to our journey through the others. Many thanks to all of your sponsors that are making this resource available for families like ours. It's giving my son greater confidence to practice the signs that he knows.

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    October 30th, 2019 at 08:17 AM

    A must see video. Learning opportunity is wonderful

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    Eric D. (Marrero, LA)
    October 24th, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Very helpful to my wife and I as we learn new ways to communicate to and with our youngest daughter.

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    Mari G. (Throckmorton , TX)
    October 21st, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    we watch it everyday to go with our curriculum... So happy to have found this resource

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    October 16th, 2019 at 06:40 AM

    Excellent well done, will show again.

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    October 9th, 2019 at 07:20 AM

    excellent . Thank you

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    October 9th, 2019 at 07:19 AM

    Will watch again

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    Sara F. (Glidden , IA)
    September 18th, 2019 at 08:33 AM

    Excellent way to learn and practice sign!

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    christopher l. (Fernandina Beach, FL)
    September 11th, 2019 at 09:11 AM

    Great video series that can be viewed by older students/adults to learn sign language.

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    Charlotte L. (Peyton, CO)
    August 28th, 2019 at 08:42 AM

    This videocourse is great for younger learners. I use it for high school, and it is just the right pace.

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    Mary H. (Ladysmith, WI)
    July 12th, 2019 at 02:53 AM

    What better way to learn than through the interactions of everyday. This program will help with daily language skills.

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    Walker E. (Baton Rouge, LA)
    July 7th, 2019 at 09:42 PM

    Excellent vocabulary lesson for the families.

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    May 29th, 2019 at 05:10 AM

    Truly engaging - excellent

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    May 22nd, 2019 at 04:47 AM

    worth to watch many times - excellent

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    May 21st, 2019 at 08:36 AM

    Excellent - make sure to view it many times

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    Jodi H. (Morganton, NC)
    May 16th, 2019 at 06:16 AM

    Thank you for offering the title. It is very effective in teaching asl.

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    Adam C. (Apple Valley, CA)
    May 8th, 2019 at 05:59 PM

    I love the way the video breaks it down into sections discussing the vocabulary you'll need to know, introduces the viewer to deaf culture, and provides the historical context behind the signs.

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    Vicky B. (Asheville, NC)
    March 6th, 2019 at 06:13 AM

    Good intro to deaf culture and sign language

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    Michael D. (Tucson, AZ)
    March 4th, 2019 at 02:51 PM

    I really enjoy this video series. I had seen this once before, so watching it a second time was really cool because I got to see how much more I could pick up. Very easy to follow along and has a lot of information, even if it's just a reinforcement of prior lessons.

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    Carriebeth M. (Waco, TX)
    February 13th, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    I LOVE their videos! I'm deaf and just now learning ASL. The captions make it much easier to do my school assignments.

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    Vicky B. (Asheville, NC)
    January 23rd, 2019 at 02:03 PM

    Great introduction to life as a deaf family

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    MARIAN C. (BRISTOL, VT)
    December 31st, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    These are the best ASL videos that is still going strong . I highly recommend these. Marian Connor

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    Mark P. (Racine, WI)
    November 27th, 2018 at 08:59 PM

    The video was very useful. This series has been great in helping me learn sign language.

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    Timothy K. (Phoenix, AZ)
    November 14th, 2018 at 09:28 AM

    The Bravo family videos, while dated, remain a great example for learners. I recommend this for all beginning students.

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    Mark P. (Racine, WI)
    November 13th, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    Very helpful. I love how the video really takes its time in showing you how to do each sign.

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    Jim H. (Amelia, OH)
    September 19th, 2018 at 05:36 AM

    The Bravo Family ASL course is a good mix of instruction, interaction and demonstration.

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    Angela P. (Fort Worth, TX)
    September 16th, 2018 at 03:02 PM

    Although the video is set in the early 90's, the instructor is easy to follow and the repetition of the signs throughout the lesson helps with muscle memory. I highly recommend this series to those who are beginners in ASL.

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    Kelsey S. (Oro Valley, AZ)
    August 3rd, 2018 at 02:42 AM

    This series is a great way to learn ASL and can be great practice for keeping up on your ASL skills.

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    Rosalba G. (Old Westbury, NY)
    June 13th, 2018 at 07:05 AM

    Excellent resource to learn ASL.

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    Caitlin M. (Providence, RI)
    April 18th, 2018 at 12:12 PM

    Great series full of humor and effective for learning.

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    JILL G. (NEWARK, OH)
    March 26th, 2018 at 03:42 PM

    ASL Bravo--what a great way for a family to learn sign language! Thank you DCMP for making this series available.

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    Jarl C. (Duluth, MN)
    February 14th, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    This is a great lesson to understand the deaf culture

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    krystal a. (Round Rock, TX)
    February 12th, 2018 at 02:31 PM

    the video is a very good video full of learning insight and knowledge.

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    Nia K. (Atlanta, GA)
    December 28th, 2017 at 08:59 PM

    Good program, very easy to follow and learn from.

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    Elizabeth H. (Concord, NH)
    November 27th, 2017 at 04:24 PM

    Very good program. Very thorough and includes a sense of humor.

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    Anonymous (Cammack Village, AR)
    September 11th, 2017 at 08:20 AM

    This media breaks the ASL language down to easily allow understanding. Extremely helpful!

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    Anonymous (Lyman, SC)
    May 2nd, 2017 at 09:20 AM

    This video is wonderful. I used it with my children who are all under age 10 and CODA's. They really took an interest, and their ASL skills are really starting to take root.

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    Anonymous (Hialeah, FL)
    December 27th, 2016 at 03:51 PM

    This is a great way to learn ASL

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    Anonymous (Irving, TX)
    October 18th, 2016 at 06:49 AM

    I LOVE the Bravo Family series! I used it as an ASL student many years ago and learned a lot - it is very "teenage" friendly!

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    Anonymous (Dallas, TX)
    October 3rd, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    These videos are so helpful for learning sign language!

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    Jade S. (Cincinnati, OH)
    September 13th, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    This is a great way to teacher a well rounded ASL lesson. It covers new vocabulary, sentence practice, conversation, and culture!

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    Sandra D. (Caro, MI)
    September 6th, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Great instructional video that has bonuses of ASL grammar and Deaf culture explained.

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    Jade S. (Cincinnati, OH)
    August 31st, 2016 at 08:30 AM

    This video does a great job teaching new signs and pairing it with communication to enhance your sign language skills!

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    Julie M. (Mount Vernon, MO)
    August 18th, 2016 at 05:00 PM

    Wonderful material. Very beneficial and high quality!

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    rebecca d. (Hesperia, CA)
    March 30th, 2016 at 09:34 PM

    Fantastic video that really teaches deaf culture as well as helps improve student learning.

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    Tamiko J. (North Little Rock, AR)
    March 25th, 2016 at 09:28 AM

    This is a great way to learn ASL.

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    Kris W. (Chariton, IA)
    January 31st, 2016 at 05:26 PM

    My family appreciates this video, it is very helpful and easy to understand. Great Video!! :o)

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    Dr. Lewis L. (Waco, TX)
    January 27th, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    This video is a great teaching resource for students and would work well in conjunction with an introductory lesson on American Sign Language Appreciation.

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    Shirley F. (Nixa, MO)
    December 2nd, 2015 at 08:18 PM

    Our elementary Sign Language Club with 2 deaf and hard of hearing students really enjoyed watching the Bravo family. They asked to watch it again the next week. It's so nice they can see deaf people signing at home.

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    Shirley F. (Nixa, MO)
    November 12th, 2015 at 03:43 PM

    My elementary Sign Language club loved the chance to watch deaf adults and deaf kids signing. They were highly engaged and signed along with the lesson. We used a 13 minute clip from the video. I highly recommend using this video when introducing or reviewing family signs.

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    Shirley F. (Nixa, MO)
    November 12th, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    I used this video for my two elementary school Sign Language Clubs. We practiced family signs first, before the video. Then they watched 13 minutes of the Bravo Family, seeing a deaf family signing in their home. They were fascinated. We have one deaf student in this school. Sixty-five second and third graders have joined this after school club.

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    Terence M. (Lowell, MA)
    November 11th, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Great way of introducing vocabulary/signs and how to use them in context.

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    Linda D. (Delavan, WI)
    November 10th, 2015 at 06:53 PM

    Bravo family video wonderfully captures all concerns in learning ASL as well as understanding 'Deaf Culture' which is my favorite part.

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    Anonymous (Tucson, AZ)
    September 14th, 2015 at 09:12 AM

    Great videos! I am happy to share the site with my students families!

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    Michelle S. (Sweet Springs, MO)
    July 15th, 2015 at 05:32 PM

    These videos have really helped my kids and I start our journey to learning ASL. Explaining why certain signs are used and grammar information is way more helpful than other online learning tools we've tried!

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    Miranda D. (Saint Pauls, NC)
    July 1st, 2015 at 06:09 PM

    This video is an oldie but a goody. It is easy to understand and catch on to the signs that are being taught. I would recommend this to anyone, new and experienced.

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    Shirley R B. (Grundy, VA)
    June 24th, 2015 at 08:10 AM

    I really like this series. I have purchased the VHS years ago, but cannot view my copies. So glad I could access the series once again!

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    Jillian H. (Diamond Springs, CA)
    March 28th, 2015 at 08:25 AM

    Very informative dvd, he signed slow and twice so I could understand sign (as a new signer). We are starting to add our new signs to our day. This is great because it shows daily real life signs in sequence.

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    MICHELL D B. (Temple Hills, MD)
    January 19th, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Good for beginner!

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    Ali B.
    December 15th, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    cool

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    Rose A. (TUCSON, AZ)
    May 8th, 2013 at 08:38 AM

    I had requested it to be sent to the wrong address. I plan to reserve it again with the correct address and view date