No image available Why To Buy American Sign Language (Asl) is the third most commonly spoken language in the US. Sign Language For Dummies uses clear explanations and illustrations, a video CD, and tons of vocabulary to help readers discover how to communicate effectively. Selling points (TIS)
- Millions of people speak American Sign Language everyday and people who can sign are becoming increasingly sought after for many different service oriented fields such as health and medicine, hospitality, and state services.
- American Sign Language (ASL) is used by approximately half a million Deaf people in the US and Canada, about 1 million people overall use ASL.
- Over 100 universities and colleges--including universities with large enrollment like University of Minnesota, Ohio State, University of Texas, Arizona State University, and Michigan State--accept Asl to fulfill a foreign language requirement. (terpsnet.com)
- ASL is the third most commonly used language in the US. (deaflibrary.org)
- Eight million Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults in the U.S. labor force: 29% in professional/managerial, 34% in sales/service/administrative support, 37% other (National Center for Health Statistics, 1994)
- Sign Language For Dummies follows in the footsteps of the best selling Dummies language series including Spanish For Dummies, French For Dummies, Italian For Dummies and German For Dummies. The Dummies language series has helped more than a quarter million people learn a second language.
- Expert author team consists of nationally certified and legally certified interpreter, and a deaf co-author who is an interpreter coordinator at the Colorado Springs School for the Deafand Blind.
- The video CD ROM allows readers to build their comprehension by seeing sign language in action so that they can begin communicating right away. One of the first books to offer readers video reinforcement. Primary market description (Tis) (Please include secondary markets) The audience for this book includes adults who want to know how to sign either out of a desire for lifelong learning or because of a deaf family member or friend.