This website is intended for persons wanting to get an introduction to communicating using a visual language. You can view some "survival" signs and sentences commonly used in daily conversations. You can also learn the manual alphabet and practice your receptive skills for fingerspelling in English or Filipino. Practice for counting numbers is also included. Filipino Sign Language (FSL) is the visual language of the Filipino Deaf community with roots which go as far back as the 16th century (in Leyte). FSL belongs to the American Sign Language family of sign languages. It is the symbol of collective identity of the Filipino Deaf community, and signifies the goal of self-determination. By learning some of the signs here, you have taken an important initial step towards communicating and understanding a linguistic minority of Filipinos who are fighting for their fundamental human right to language and communication.
1. Click FSL from the menu tab to view the vocabulary list. Register your email address.
2. Click the words, word-sets, fingerspelling, dialogue and discourse link. A new window will open. Click the "PLAY" icon to watch the video. Close the window. Go back to the word list.
3. For technical support and assistance email to firstname.lastname@example.org