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Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse

Students learn quickly with the Beginning ASL VideoCourse. The lessons teach vocabulary, grammar and Deaf culture applied to real-world dramas. The series features famed ASL instructor Billy Seago and the fun Bravo family. This functional approach is appropriate for students of all ages.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #7: A School Daze

Billy Seago introduces and explains school-related signs as Anna dreams she is a teacher. The Grammatical Notes discusses how directional verbs give additional information. The Cultural Notes reflects on the complex issues surrounding deaf education. Includes review, practice sessions, and a story. Partially captioned and narrated. #7 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #9: Dollar Signs

Billy Seago, Mr. Bravo, and Scott introduce money and banking signs as they make a deposit. The Cultural Notes focus on improved employment opportunities for the deaf due to TTY and interpreter availability. The Grammatical Notes show the signing difference in numbers used with money. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #9 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #13: Business As Unusual

At the office, Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce signs related to work. Includes review and practice sessions. The Cultural Notes offer information about technologies which open work opportunities for the deaf. The Grammatical Notes explain number-sign combination to increase the amount of information. Concludes with a story. Partially captioned and narrated. #13 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #6: Read Any Good Fingers Lately?

Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce color signs and the manual alphabet. The Cultural Notes stress the importance of accessible communication when in the presence of signers and non-signers. The Grammatical Notes discuss the four parameters of a sign. Includes an alphabet story, practice, and review sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #6 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #8: School Daze: The Sequel

Billy Seago and Anna introduce and explain school vocabulary while she dreams she is a teacher. The Cultural Notes discuss positive and negative aspects of schools for the Deaf. The Grammatical Notes address the importance of conceptual accuracy in sign choice and use. Includes review, practice and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #8 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #3: Where's The TV Remote?

Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce household signs as they search for the TV remote control. The Cultural Notes explain how deaf people's homes are usually oriented, including information about flashing lights, TTYs, closed captions, and the relay system. The Grammatical Notes address negation in ASL. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #3 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #12: The Doctor Is In!

Instructor Billy Seago and the Bravo family go to the hospital and introduce medical signs. The Cultural Notes emphasize the legal rights of Deaf people in medical situations. The Grammatical Notes focus on facial expression in conveying information and changing the meaning of a sign. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #12 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #14: Let's Go Clothes Shopping!

Billy Seago and the Bravo family go shopping and introduce new signs. The Cultural Notes focus on hearing parents of a deaf child and the communication choices they face. The Grammatical Notes emphasize classifiers and their importance. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #14 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #11: Playing In The Park

Billy Seago and the Bravo family visit a park and introduce nature and sport signs. The Grammatical Notes discuss how signs use space to describe an actual event. The Cultural Notes give practical suggestions for medical personnel to use during emergencies. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #11 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #16: The People Behind The Bravo Family

Billy Seago interviews the actors and producers who created the Bravo family. Interviews include individual backgrounds, experiences, philosophies, and future plans. Emphasizes Deaf people as a cultural group, the interaction and communication between the Deaf and hearing world, and the importance of respect and acceptance of the Deaf.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #5: Review And Practice (Lessons 1-4)

Reviews vocabulary, ASL practice sentences, and dialogue from Lessons 1-4. Instructor Billy Seago reviews and signs ASL questions about Deaf culture and grammar, and gives answers. Concludes with a story. Partially captioned and narrated. #5 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #2: Breakfast With The Bravo Family

Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce breakfast and dining signs. The Cultural Notes explore how considering the deaf as a handicapped group changes perspective, interaction, and attitude. The Grammatical Notes explains how ASL uses adjectives. Seago provides tools to remember the new signs. Concludes with practice sessions, review, and a story. Partially captioned and narrated. #2 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #1: Meet The Bravo Family

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.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #4: Let's Go Food Shopping!

Billy Seago and the Bravo family go grocery shopping and introduce food signs. The Cultural Notes explore deaf folklore and storytelling, specifically number stories. The Grammatical Notes explain the topic comment rule. Includes review, practice, and story sessions. Partially captioned and narrated. #4 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #10: Review And Practice Session (Lessons 6-9)

Reviews vocabulary, ASL practice sentences, and dialogue from Lessons 6-9. Instructor Billy Seago reviews and signs ASL questions about Deaf culture and grammar, and gives answers. Concludes with a story. Partially captioned and narrated. #10 of Bravo series.

Beginning ASL Videocourse #15: Review And Practice Sessions (Lessons 11-14)

Reviews vocabulary, ASL practice sentences, and dialogue from Lessons 11-14. Instructor Billy Seago reviews and signs ASL questions about Deaf culture and grammar, and gives answers. Concludes with a story. Partially captioned and narrated. #15 of Bravo series.

ASL Training Resources for Parents and Educators

The DCMP has a huge collection of ASL training materials for qualifying parents, teachers, and educational interpreters. about educators, asl-interpreters, parents

Celebrate Deaf Culture with Accessible Media

Last full week of September Purpose: To commemorate the first World Congress of the Deaf (1951) and to celebrate Deaf Culture about educators, history, asl-interpreters, parents