So, classes end tomorrow for the Thanksgiving break which means my Tuesday night ASL (American sign language) class is canceled. This is good news, because it doesn't start until 7 in the evening and goes til 9. Yeah, its a really late class. So in place of class, we have to do two different assignments.
One: we have to have an hour long conversation with one or more people who are as proficient as me at ASL. No talking whatsoever. Just signing.
Two: I have to be deaf for 3 hours, and then interpret for 3 hours. A total of 6 hours of straight signing.
I'm doing assignment 2 today. Starting at like, 4, I'll have earplugs in and I have to do everyday things, but as if I'm deaf. Nathan is going to interpret for me. He took 4 years of sign language, so he's pretty proficient at it :)
After I'm deaf for 3 hours, we'll switch and I'll have to interpret for him. I'm so excited!! This is gonna be so much fun!
When I do assignment 1, I'll do it with Nathan and my friend Lainey. She took 3 years of it, so it's going to be really fun! I'll let you know how it goes. :)
Oh yeah...one more...
Last Tuesday in ASL, we had to sign a song! I did "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge, and it was so amazing. It was pretty nerve-wracking, being up in front of the class signing a song, but it was incredible. I'll show my family when I get home :)
That's all for now!
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