Pod Events

Semester Event

Come for a special signing lunch at Shea House on Friday, March 22nd, at 1pm! Enjoy free pizza (while supplies last) and good conversation in ASL. Questions? Contact Audrey Cruey, the ASL Pod Language Assistant, at amc3dy@virginia.edu, or the ASL Department Director Greg Propp at gp5c@virginia.edu.

Signing Lunch @Shea flyer for March 22, 2024.

Language Dinners

Monday: 6-6:30pm 
Tuesday: 6-6:30pm
Wednesday: 6:30-7pm
Thursday: 6:30-7pm
Friday: Signing Lunch @ 1:00pm in Newcomb Pav

Language Corners: 

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Week 1: Baking in ASL!

ASL pod members baked chocolate chip cookies (vegan, of course) together!

ASL pod members and the cookies they baked.

Week 2: Game Night!

ASL pod members played Headbanz as a group, guessing and giving clues in ASL.

Week 3: Sign Languages Across Cultures 2.0!

ASL pod members learned French Sign Language (LSF) and Mexican Sign Language (LSM), fingerspelling their names and practicing basic signs.

Week 4: ASL Valentines!

ASL pod members made and exchanged valentines, some in the "I love you" handshape!

ASL pod members and the valentines they made.

Week 5: ASL in film!

ASL pod members watched the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God and discussed how ASL and Deaf people are depicted.

Week 6: ASL in film, cont.!

ASL pod members continued watching Children of a Lesser God and discussed what they liked and disliked about the film's portrayal of Deaf people.


Week 8: ASL telephone!

ASL pod members played telephone, practicing receptive and expressive ASL skills.

Week 9: ASL Semester Event!

ASL pod members brainstormed conversation topics and reviewed ASL etiquette for Friday's Signing Lunch @Shea!

Week 10: Slang in ASL!

ASL pod members learned ASL slang words and phrases.

Week 11: Funny stories/jokes in ASL!

To celebrate April Fool's Day, ASL pod members shared funny stories and jokes in ASL.

Week 12: Charades!

ASL pod members played charades with a catch — no signing — to review gestures.

Week 13: Thank you cards!

ASL pod members made thank you cards for ASL department faculty.

Week 14

Week 15