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American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series 3 Lesson 12: Travel Terms
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
March 24, 2002

how to sign hotel in asl
signing cab or taxi
pay in asl
  taxi or cab
Click here to review 'motel'
 Click here to review 'money'

asl sign for bag or suitcase
how to sign 'room' in American sign language
restaurant in american sign language
 bag or suitcase

how to sign 'key'
signing 'vacation'
asl sign for plans

Suggested Activities:
  • Role play checking into a hotel, getting your room number, taking your suitcase to your room, and asking where the restaurant is located.
  • An additional scene could be in the restaurant where you role play ordering a meal.
  • RULES: No voice, all signs. If you don't know the sign for a word, fingerspell.
  • You may wish to review numbers, direction signs, and food signs from previous lessons before beginning.

Description of Sign Action

bag, suitcase
Dangle right arm at your side, grasping an invisible bag or suitcase handle.
cab, taxi
Tap hand on top of your head to indicate the dome on top of a taxi.
Make a right "H" hand and place it on the left index finger of a "D" sign, touching the little-finger edge of the right hand to the left finger tip. Then move the "H" fingers back and forth to represent the flickering of a hotel's sign.
Touch a right crooked finger on the palm of the left palm (turned inward) and twist the right hand forward 180 degrees as if turning a key in a lock.
Place the right slightly bend hand in the palm of the left upturned hand. Then move the right hand out of the left, as if removing money from it.
Face open flat palms toward each other, fingers pointing forward. Move both hands simultaneously to the right in several movements, hesitating slightly between motions as if sectioning off the parts of a plan. Alternate sign: Some signers move the hands to the right and then to the left, rather than in one direction.
Touch the fingertips of a right "R" hand to the right side of the lips.
Place "R" hands to the front of the body with palms facing. Then rotate both wrists so that the left "R" hand is close to the body and the right hand is further away (palms of both hands facing inward).
Place the thumbs of open hands (palms facing each other) on the chest. Tap the chest twice.
Keep adding to your growing Sign Language Vocabulary

Printable Flashcard Series:

ASL Basic Signs
ASL Survival Signs
ASL Signs of Spring
ASL Signs of Summer
ASL Signs of Fall
ASL Signs of Winter

Practice speed and grace by signing to familiar songs and verse

The Pledge of Allegiance + God Bless America
Star Spangled Banner
O, Canada
Sign and Sing Christmas Vol. 1, 2, and 3
23rd Psalm
Amazing Grace

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Submitted by:  © Elaine Ernst Schneider entered the classroom as a special education teacher in the 1970's. Since then, she has taught mainstream English Grammar, Literature, music K-12, deaf education, psychology, Algebra, creative writing, social studies, law, and science in both public and private schools. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for multiple educational publishers and is the managing editor of Lesson Tutor, a lesson plan website found at Her most recent books, 52 Children's Moments (Synergy Publications) and Taking Hearing Impairment to School (JayJo Books and the Guidance Channel) can be found at She is currently working on a project with Pearson Prentice Hall as an author of an on-line teacher's professional development course for the Council for Exceptional Children. Send your feedback to Elaine

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