Learning Sign Language

Many people ask how they can improve their sign language or interpreting skills. SWM encourages learning more about this interesting language. Good communication skills helps you share the Gospel and teach the Bible more effectively.

Interpreting – Interpreting simply means to “to explain or tell the meaning of” or to “present in understandable terms” (Miriam-Webster). Similar words are: to explain, to make clear, to shed light on. Interpreting is the skill of translating “orally or into sign language the words of a person speaking a different language” (Oxford).

American Sign Language – American Sign Language (ASL) is a natural language[6] that serves as the predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States (Wikipedia).

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