Basic phrases to get started on learning Filipino Sign Language
[This is the second in a series of INQUIRER.net’s special reports on the Philippine Deaf community and Filipino Sign Language.]
Break the ice with a Deaf friend with these phrases in Filipino Sign Language (FSL)! Besides signing, making facial expressions is an important part of FSL, as the Deaf encourage expressing one’s self.
Learn the basics from our video report featuring the students, faculty and researchers of the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde:
Filipino Sign Language is the official sign language of the Deaf community in the Philippines. It is rooted in Filipino culture and is a visual language all our own.
The best part is you do not have to be Deaf to learn FSL—the Deaf community welcomes anyone to participate in Deaf culture and sign language. JB