As an American Sign Language (ASL) Master tutor, I often see students feeling very concerned about not having enough confidence.
Experience creates confidence. This means as a student of any subject, we need to repeat our practice until it's fluent/fluid/excellent before we tackle on the next topic we need to learn.
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Keep on practicing those ASL vocabulary until you memorize it 101%.
Keep on practicing those ASL sentence types until you know them all fluently.
Keep on practicing applying different ASL sentence types evenly so it flows fluidly.
Keep on watching high advanced ASL signers to improve your passive learning filing retention. For it is a visual language, and just like babies have to watch/listen the language they're exposed to for a few years before they can string a short sentence - adult learners need to go through this too.
Keep on being patient with yourself - break huge project into manageable chunks.
However, I emphasize keep repeating any areas that you struggle until it's 100% fluent.
Stay strong, stay focused, take a break, stay on top of the game and you CAN DO THIS!
ASL Master Mentor
Nov 28, 2020