ASL University: Fingerspelling
Frequently Asked Questions about this site:
1. Question: Where are the answers to the "spelling quizzes?"
Answer: The answers for quizzes in the "spelling quizzes" section are not posted. Those quizzes are used by instructors of college classes, home-schooling, and other programs for real testing or homework assignments. If you are studying at home you can instead use the "practice quizzes" or the "animated spelling quizzes" which provide answers for you to check your progress.
2. Question: Is this information
3. Question: How can I get permission to use this information in classes that I teach?
Answer: Go ahead. For more information, see my permission page: ►►►
- Dr. Bill Vicars
The rest of this page is
being used for development purposes and is intended for the development team.
I recommend you go back up to the top and use the links to learn more about fingerspelling.
Question Holding Bin.
(I'll be answering these questions and putting them into the fingerspelling lessons. -- Dr. Bill)
What does fingerspelling look like to the person doing the
What does fingerspelling look like to the person watching (reading) the spelling?
What and when do we fingerspell?
Names: people, pets, etc. until we know their name sign.
Places that don't already have signs: States, cities, restaurants, stores
Things and ideas that don't have signs yet: Most flowers, many foods, etc.
Pick the best example:
Practicing E vs O
Introduce your family
Introduce people in your class
Lifeprint: American Sign Language (ASL)