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Introductory Sign Language package


5 per package - Virtual OK - Posted Mar 03, 2017

This is a one-time only service. I will meet with you (IRL for locals, virtual for distant) to go over the very first few basic premises of sign language as it is used in the US. I will also provide you with a list of the best self study sites I know of to keep your learning moving ahead, after our introductory lesson is over. If you wish for more later, you can see my other services: beginner and intermediate sign language lessons. :)

Training & Qualifications

I am a 2017 graduate from Madonna University in Livonia MI with a BA in Sign Language Interpretation Studies. I currently work as a full time sign language interpreter, and also work part time caring for developmentally disabled adults who are Deaf.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Bill

Dec 04, 2020
It was a wonderful introductory class. I had so much fun and I am incredibly excited to start working on my signing. Bill is vastly knowledgeable and... it feels like I'm in really good hands. Can't wait to take another class. show more
Sep 24, 2020
I had a really great time. Bill is so knowledgeable and kind~ I look forward to learning with him again ^^
Sep 05, 2020
Bill is accommodating and the talk for informative; he has the resources and knowledge that make the topic a real treat.
Apr 29, 2020
Bill was great! He was very knowledgeable and friendly and easy to work with! Looking forward to his other services!
Aug 23, 2019
Bill is super knowledgeable and is very flexible and willing to tailor our introductory lesson to our profession and personal goals. My partner and I ... really enjoyed receiving his service for ASL lessons and definitely plan on reaching out to him again for help on our language learning journey. I enjoyed learning not only some first few signs, but about the history and etymology as well. It's fascinating info, that we don't get much of as hearing people, this was amazing!show more
Apr 29, 2019
Bill was incredibly friendly and helpful. He was a great instructor and provided invaluable resources for my continued learning. I look forward to wor...king with him more
Oct 26, 2018
Really kind and thoughtful guy! He explained to me all about the roots and history of ASL as well as its context in the broader family of sign The conversation was an eye-opening experience, I'd recommend anyone else with a passing interest in languages, accessibility, or if you're just curious and uninformed about the deaf community and sign language, to talk with more
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Apr 07, 2018
Bill was super flexible and patient with scheduling, and the knowledge and learning resources are definitely worth way beyond 5 Simbi. If you're even... remotely curious about learning about sign language or the deaf community, absolutely recommend him! show more
Jul 28, 2017
Bill was awesome to work with. He took the time to explain things. I had a few questions of my own, but he taught me a few things that I didn't know ...I needed to know. I definitely plan on remaining in contact with him for any questions I have. show more
Jul 25, 2017
William is great! Really smart guy, super patient. Haha


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About Bill Kemerer

I have a bachelor's degree in Sign Language Interpreting Studies that I completed at the tender young age of 36 (late bloomer I guess). I am practicing in multiple ways right now, to prepare myself f...or the national certification exam. To wit: I currently work full time as an interpreter and part time as a direct service provider for developmentally disabled adults, who also happen to be Deaf. This way I can keep my connections to the Deaf community, while I am getting good real world practice, and also waiting for governmental/organizational red tape and testing requirements. Otherwise, I am a country boy moved to the suburbs. So I am the only person on my street who cuts his own firewood instead of buying it. I love being outdoors and working with my hands. I am not a true handyman, as I am not real great at a lot of handyman things, like drywall in particular, but I do have experience in many many types of household maintenance and upkeep... So there are a lot of things I can more

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