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Skip to 0 minutes and 19 secondsHi, how was your weekend? I worked a little, but I also rested! Do you remember the work we did last week?

Skip to 0 minutes and 29 secondsWe learnt a lot!: That sign languages are natural languages and not artificial. We learned to say hello and introduce ourselves. Have you practiced much? Well done!

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsThis week we’re going to work on three important areas:

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsThe first one: finger and facial exercises. To sign well we have to train our bodies and have agile fingers.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsThe second one: we'll learn that signs can be iconic or arbitrary. And finally, we’ll learn the LSC finger spelling alphabet. We’ll also look at the alphabets of many other languages! Are you ready to start? Let’s go!

Skip to 1 minute and 22 secondsThere are two other important things: You can do the activities in whatever order you like, but we recommend you follow the order we have set, ok?

Skip to 1 minute and 36 secondsYou can share your opinions in two different ways: Leaving a comment in the space below each activity Liking a comment made by another student See you soon and have a good week!

Welcome to Week 2

In this video, Delfina presents a review of Week 1 and an overview of what you will learn in Week 2: finger gymnastics, arbitrariness and iconicity, and finger spelling.

Remember, you can slow the video down to half the speed to better see how the signs are made. In the video player, simply hover over 1x and select 0.5x instead.

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This video is from the free online course:

Introduction to Catalan Sign Language: Speaking with Your Hands and Hearing with Your Eyes

Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona

Course highlights Get a taste of this course before you join: