I took ASL lessons a few years ago but had to drop them because I went back to work and my work schedule interfered with my sign classes. These days I'm working with d/Deaf people to provide transcription and captioning for college/university lectures, which has made me interested in trying to learn ASL again. I even downloaded a sign language app for my iPod.
Here is the problem I had when I last took ASL classes: I am an auditory learner, not a visual learner. I learn by hearing, not by seeing. Since ASL is a visual language, I'm afraid this puts me at a disadvantage.
Can anyone suggest techniques or tips for helping an auditory learner learn a visual language, or is it just a matter of practice, practice and more practice?