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Idioms & Phrases in American Sign Language, Vol. 1-5 (5-DVD Set)


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Idioms & Phrases in American Sign Language, Vol. 1-5 (5-DVD Set) + American Sign Language Vocabulary Builder, Vol. 1-2 Set (2 DVDs) + American Sign Language Interpreter Training: Receptive Skills Practice, Vol. 1
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  • Actors: Gilda Ganezer and Avery Posner
  • Directors: Gilda Ganezer and Avery Posner
  • Writers: Gilda Ganezer and Avery Posner
  • Producers: Gilda Ganezer and Avery Posner
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: American Sign Language
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Everyday ASL Productions, Ltd.
  • DVD Release Date: July 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 225 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CB310W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,504 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The 5-DVD set is one of the most sought after product after years and years in the making. A complete set of 5 separate DVD units consisting of Idioms & Phrases in American Sign Language, Volumes 1-5 is now on sale to aid ASL interpreters, ASL teachers, families, young people and professionals to comfortably afford and to learn 260 idioms and phrases highly used in Deaf and ASL Communities daily.

Over 1 million units sold!

Since idioms and phrases are important part of daily conversations among Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students, ASL teachers, parents and professionals, it is normal for one to encounter difficulties interpreting and/or translating these expressions into ASL and English.

Our unique teachings will involve a media-rich bilingual presentation that is excellent for both Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and hearing ASL enthusiasts.

Idiom / Phrase Examples in this DVD:

at a loss for words
better than nothing
holy cow
what's your problem
much better than someone
that's not what I'm talking about
it really stinks
if i were you
actions speak louder than words
beat around the bush
disappear into thin air
good enough for
hands off
labeled as
swallow one's pride
venting out
all for nothing
boss someone around
break up with someone
butterflies in one's stomach
don't judge a book by its cover
hooked
no hard feelings
shopping spree
fed up
full of hot air
it's for real
none of your business
pea-brained
point a finger at
the talk of the town
to become fully involved with
brainwashed
communication breakdown
I have been talking my head off
let bygones be bygones
not my cup of tea
paint the town red
take charge
worry wart

...and much more!

Whoever learns as much idiomatic expressions such as the ones above are usually get the degree in interpreting field!

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Beth on October 30, 2010
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I am a beginning ASL student, have limited access to the deaf culture, and want even more than what is available at the local Vo-Tech. (There are no classes at the local university.) I bought the 5-DVD set, and am very impressed with the phrasing, expressions, and the interpreters' presentation of the material. The humor that is added on occasion makes it even more fun (some of the bloopers are "a riot"). I am still building my signing vocabulary, so the amount I am learning is actually beyond just the phrases they they teach.

Before purchasing, I'd asked my ASL instructor to look at the description of this set and several books I could order. She said having the idioms would probably go a long way in helping me in the deaf culture. When the set arrived I asked her to look at the first DVD to let me know what she thought. She was so impressed that she is getting her own set to help future students.

The format is very easy to follow, but I would suggest having a little background in signing, otherwise the amount of information presented may be a little intimidating. Remember: I am a BEGINNING student, so you don't need much of a background for this set to really help you progress in your ASL proficiency.

Several phrases seem to have an Exact English phrasing. I will ask my instructor whether these phrases are ASL or SEE. Either way, it makes for easy learning on multiple levels.

I got the DVDs SCREAMINGLY fast: they arrived 3 weeks earlier than promised. Even though I only paid for routine delivery (4 weeks), my package was waiting for me in 3 business days (I ordered it late Thursday night, and it was here Monday morning). Everyday ASL Productions did a great job!

Incidentally, the only glitch, and it is VERY minor, is the lighting washes out the interpreters' faces a little (emphasis on little). Even given that, because of the great learning I am getting, I'm giving this the highest rating possible.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Terry H. on March 4, 2012
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I recently purchased the "Idioms & Phrases in American Sign Language" 5-Volume set of dvds by EverydayASL Productions, Ltd. These dvds are a must have for anyone learning ASL or brushing up on their skills. We are using them in an ASL Idiom course I am taking in my Interpreter Training Program. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Deaf Ministry and am almost finished with an Associate of Applied Science in Interpreting for the Deaf. I have learned so much from these dvds that I never learned from ASL books and college classes. The idiom, (in English words), is shown on the screen. Then, Gilda or Avery will show how to sign the idiom three times slowly, with all of the non-manual signals. After that an English sentence is shown as an example of how that idiom could be used. Finally, they sign the sentence with the idiom. So, you see how the idiom is used, but you also are learning many other signs too. The videos are professionally made and will make you laugh. The Deaf actors should be on tv! They are so good!! I will be purchasing more materials from Everyday ASL Productions. By request, they arrived quickly so that I could use them to study for my test!! Thank you!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hedy on March 25, 2012
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This deaf couple are funny and educational at the same time. I have been signing for 25 years and know that idioms
can only be learned by "hanging out with deaf people", which makes it difficult if you do not have deaf family.
I would recommend this video to the intermediate or advanced sign student to help complete their skills.
Interpreter programs benefit from this video as well.
WE LOVE this couple ;-) ;-)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jane bird's books on October 13, 2010
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I love these DVDs. I am new to sign language. My niece is deaf and I'm trying to self teach our family how to sign. These DVDs have been very helpful, but they are not for the beginner. I still have a hard time following along because I am so new, but I know I''ll catch on soon. Great for intermediate to advanced levels. It's good to watch them sign and how important facial expression is to signing. Great set! I love that my hearing children want to know why there is no sound on the DVDs! It's truly learning from the deaf and I love it! Thank you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 15, 2013
This is a wonderful way to improve your sign skills. Idioms in english are very hard to translate to a person that use sign language because a lot of the meaning is lost. Learning these idioms helps to broaden your understanding of the grammar structure of ASL and be more at ease when having a conversation in sign.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mommaOF2 on February 4, 2013
Not all of these idioms are accurate or used anymore. When I used half of these signs the deaf community had not a clue as to what they meant. All of my Deaf professors say to be careful with this series. It is good if you have a professor or a Deaf friend with you to show you which ones are not accurate.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Renee on January 4, 2011
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When I recieved this item, I was excited to watch it. I am an intereting major and have taken many ASL classes. I also socialize with Deaf friends, so I understand and use ASL often. these DVDs advertise subtitles and so forth that did not work on the first DVD of the set. The first 10 minutes were not captioned and when the subtitles finally appeared, they only showed the first line of the sentance. The DVD keeo pausing and skipping. I returned my DVDs because I beleived them to be defective.
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