Comic Relief for ASL Signers
Another method is to mime one segment of a short situation and ONLY mime the story. This requires strict discipline to not be tempted to sign ASL. After a few "rehearsals" of miming story A; then we move on to adding ASL classifiers with the mimed actions. I've witnessed ASL students dramatically improve their miming, gesturing, role shifting, and emoting simultaneously as quickly as in 25 minutes!
Seeing dramatic improvements in my hard working dedicated ASL interpreting and advanced students makes me so appreciative to teach. I love looking their eyes lit up with clarity and "ah ha!" expression when the struggle suddenly switches over fluent flowing high advanced interpreted or advanced ASL linguistic understanding.
For advanced students - using very short movie clips especially with action packed storyline is great way to problem solve important ASL linguistic details.
With my feedback, I help hone student's oversight and offer better methods & point out habits that interferes from performing their best demonstrations.
Keep up the great work you're all doing!
Aug 08, 2020