A basic sign language is recognized globally. It was developed specially for people with speaking and hearing limitations. Sign language is formally known as American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is also used by soldiers of many countries during stealth based missions. Learn why this amazing language can also be your next best hobby.
Because Sign language is a helpful language
Studies have shown that over sixty percent of people face serious issues in hearing at an old age. They can also be someone you know. One can learn ASL and join relevant NGO’s to support them in their cause and deliver some help to the society.
Because it is getting popular
The number of people speaking and knowing basic sign language is growing around the globe. In the USA itself. more than three million people can speak and understand ASL. It is also the 4th most studied and learned langue in universities of USA after English, French and Chinese.
Because being bilingual is a boost for your brain
Being bilingual, not just with an ASL but any other language can help your brain to enhance its logical thinking, reasoning, learning, communication, listening, quick understanding and decision making abilities.
Brain-boosting is not the only advantage you get from being bilingual. It also helps in promoting cultural awareness, literacy, and other intellectual benefits
Because it has good career opportunities
Your hobby for learning a basic sign language can also lead you towards a promising career and successful life. With the increasing number of people with hearing and speaking challenges, the scope of working as an interpreter is growing in the field of health, education, government and law reinforcement services.
The best thing about this is that establishing a successful career as an ASL interpreter doesn’t require any subject specialization of academic qualifications. One can simply learn ASL and practice to develop fluency and accuracy to join an organization with such requirements.