Always desire to learn something useful.
I got my ASL part 2 mark back: A+! Woo hoo! That means two A+’s for ASL. People ask why I want to learn sign language and I know my answer right off the bat. I want to learn to communicate with people who can’t use English the way I do.
So why not learn all the other languages?? Because in Canada the national languages are English and French. So if you can’t speak those languages – learn. People who are deaf cannot learn to speak in the same way that everyone else can. So to learn how they communicate (even as little as I know now) is useful and helpful for me. Besides I love what I have learned so far about deaf culture and the deaf community. My two sign teachers at Seneca College have been wonderful, one hard of hearing, one deaf – and they have really taught me to embrace the beauty of Sign.
I cannot wait till May when I will take the third part of this three part course. I really want to volunteer with the Bob Rumball Centre in the next year so I need to get more fluent with my signs!
Wish me luck!