How To Self-Assess & Improve ASL
Sam HarrisCENTURY 4
"Like any other language, learning and maintaining ASL skills requires daily practice and consistency to master it. However, many individuals may hit a “plateau” at some point in their ASL and interpreting careers. If you are one of those individuals, then this session will help take you out of your usual mindset, with different out-of-the-box tools and tips, and fun hands-on activities, including conceptualization from films, listening to favorite podcasts, miming, unconventional fingerspelling practices, and more. For new and veteran interpreters, the aim of these approaches is to help boost confidence, take you out of the comfort zone, and to break “English rigidity.” We’ll also talk about common mistakes with learning and maintaining ASL skills, and how to prepare and integrate feedback that are crucial to language gains. In this informal and light-hearted session, we’ll explore and discuss all the above so that you can self-assess and improve your ASL skills! "