April 25, 2013 11:17pm CST
My granddaughter is in high school. Since a language is required, she is taking Sign Language instead of Spanish, French, or Latin. I think Sign Language is very practical. She can volunteer or she can get a job. She seems to be very good at it. I took French when I was in school because I thought it was a very pretty language. But unless you learn to speak it fluently, you really cannot converse. I think my daughter did the right thing. When I was in high school, we did not have sign language. I wish we did.
27 Apr 13
When I was a high school it wasn't possible to learn sign language either, but I think that it is great that it is possible to learn sign language at your granddaughter's school. There are jobs where sign language skills are neccesary and in a job like that her skills would be very useful. In the past I worked in a home for people who were deaf-blind and I had to learn tactile sign language in order to work there. I bought a book and I also asked my co-workers fór help, but it would have been much easier to work there if I had already taken a sign language course at high school.
26 Apr 13
Well that to hear about your grand daughter and as u have mentioned there is no value of learning a language if u cannot utilize it or cannot converse with others. in fact since your grand daughter is learning this language she can use it in future. yeah i wish if we had sign language during my school days.