Fan Mail ~ Thank You Letters ~ Testimonials

For thirteen years and counting, CJ Sign Language has been the respected leader
f
or teaching Sign Language to the general public. Why? Just read these
excerpts from some of the thousands of thank-you letters
we’ve
received for our learn-to-sign videos and dvds! 


My friend and I were taking our first ASL class and struggling, until we got your video, “How to Talk to a Person Who Can’t Hear”  - and then we passed!  

Beverly Del Rosso, Seekonk, Mass.
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I’m 76 and deaf since age 7...I never learned to sign until I got this tape.

Orvis Pealer, lab technician, Los Angeles
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We teach ASL at our hospital and this is the best tool we have!

Connie Pitman, West Virginia Rehabilitation Center
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I absolutely love this DVD! What an outstanding job you did in creating it. It is so much fun to watch and Anthony Natale is just perfect, fantastic! I'm going to share “Sign Language for Everyone!” with my ASL teacher.

Jim Reese, Richardson, TX
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I use signing now to quiet down my kids in public - my wife cannot believe how well it works!

And they think it’s fun!

Bruce Kimball, news graphic editor, Portland, OR

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As a deaf actor and Sign Language teacher, I recommend this video to everyone.  It’s fantastic - there has never been anything like it. Wow!                               

Bob Hilterman,  Los Angeles
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Your” Sign & Sing” dvd arrived today.  Thank you so much - I have played it twice already!  I am teaching sign language to mentally challenged adults.  I’m not the best signer, and learn as I go - your DVD’s are such a great help to me.  We do a sign language concert once a year and this will really help - it is great!!!  Thank you.

Penny French, Vestal, NY
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I'm currently taking Sign Language at Passaic County Community College.  Last week our teacher brought your DVD into class, and OMG, just watching this video I was suddenly picking up so many words and phrases that I went home and placed my order for one! Our text book is "Signing Naturally Level 1" - NOT a book I would not recommend to a student just starting out - it's too confusing. I have a Mid-Term next week and I feel that watching your DVD will give me a much better grade than if I was studying from the book we had to buy. I so enjoyed watching "Sign Language for Everyone!" and I can honestly say that so did the other students!

Donna L. Cornwall, Clifton, NJ
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I was literally amazed at how our children were so captivated by your program- even my 14-year old son who has had no experience with the deaf must have watched the video 4 or 5 times.

Dave Dawson, account executive, Hollywood, CA
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We don’t know any deaf people - we ordered your tape because we live on a farm, and now all six of us use signing to talk at great distances and around noisy equipment - it’s great!

Michelle Voshell, Ridgefield, WA
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Our daughter, Khloe, has very much taken an interest in the topic and enjoys practicing with your very informative tape.  All our kids enjoy it!

Bruce Jenner, Olympic athlete, Los Angeles
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I’m 74 and hard-of-hearing. I took sign classes for five weeks and learned more from Anthony Natale in one hour! Please send four more copies to give to my hard-of-hearing group.

Kitty Curley, Eastsound, WA
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The tape is beautiful, upbeat, and moving - I laughed and cried at the same time.  You made me feel the truth - the deaf are just like you and me.

Dr. Joel N. Franklin, professor, California Institute of Technology
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My husband and I have nerve deafness and wear hearing aids...thanks to you we can finally talk to each other in stores without yelling and customers thinking we are arguing!


Lilly Garland, Santa Maria, CA.
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I didn’t know I was interested in Sign until I watched this with my grandson over Christmas- it was fascinating!

Mrs. Ron Stephen, Chesterfield, MO
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I cannot tell you how much your video means to families who have a child with a hearing impairment.

Elaine Tillman, State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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I can’t remember having so much fun while learning something so valuable - thanks again for your part in bringing this beautiful language into our world.

Krista Hand, teacher of hearing children in East Los Angeles
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I became interested in signing when I saw “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”  I have watched your fascinating video about five times, and believe it to be one of the best educational films I have ever seen.

Margaret Hasten, Strathclyde, Scotland
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As a senior flight attendant I hope the F.A.A.will pay attention - I have sent it to them in Washington.

Jane Wall, American Airlines, Irving, Texsa
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I’m still reeling from the impact of this video! You’ve blended manual communication and Deaf culture in a way never seen before. Fun, understandable, and excellent.

Sal Parlato, author of “All About Deafness”, Rochester, NY
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What a wonderful opportunity you’ve given the hearing world with this.

Buffy St. John,  American Youth Deaf Soccor Asso.
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This is the best Signing video I have ever seen - deafinitely unique - I absolutely love it!

Richard Ray, Deaf advocate for the Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness, and laison for the Los Angeles Mayor’s office
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I take ASL classes at the Canadian Hearing Society - did you know that they show your tape to every class?

Karen Robbins, Toronto, Canada
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It’s been a privilege to see the enthusiasm of people in my class over your tape.  My youngest pupil is two - her hearing parents were thrilled to receive this video.

Kathy Kelly, Elmhurst Public Library, IL
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I’m the mother of a four year old daughter who is deaf - we want ten copies so our whole family can learn to Sign.

Marti Porter, Minneapolis, MN
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As a nurse I took an ASL class years ago - but now I use your tape to retain what I learned.  Thank you.

Sara Koenig, RN, LCCE , Riverside Mercy Hospital, Toledo, OH
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I have a learning disabled son - we have discovered our ability to communicate is greatly enhanced through Sign - thank you!

Phyllis Cook,  Fountain Valley, CA
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This is a great addition to my Sign Language class.

Beth Krolikowski, Interpreter, Plover, WI
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During lunch, a co-worker was so enthusiastic about your video,  we’d like you to rush us a copy!

Gail Hopkins, President’s Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities
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We are showing and recommending “How to Talk” at our next big conference.

Pam Porteous, California Governor’s Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons
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Thank you for giving us permission to show your video to our state groups and non-profit agencies and businesses.

Darian Hoyt- Elliott, State of Florida Dept. of Labor and Employment Security
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I work with a 6 year old Down Syndrome boy - he really picked up sign from your video!

Eve Quesnel, Truckee, CA
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Because of Tom’s stroke, he can no longer speak...we watched “How to Talk to a Person Who Can’t Hear” twice, and he has begun to use some cueg words.

Maryann Singer, companion to Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley
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I lost my voice in an accident, and wish I had had your Signing video years ago.  My family and I have watched it and now they can understand me much better.

Joseph Thompson, Baldwin Park, CA
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I have a Deaf son attending Gallaudet. I owned your video years ago and lent it to someone who loved it and kept it. I started teaching ASL at a local Community College and decided to repurchase it to use in my class. I have taught many classes over the years and found it to be a great learning tool.

Marc Lazarus, Paterson, NJ
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Hi Christine, You are correct, I have ordered this DVD before.( How do you remember all your customers?)  My cousin is deaf and I like to be able to talk with her when I visit.  She liked the DVD so much I let her keep it to show her friends....so I need another one for myself. 

Lori Shollenberger, Easthampton, MA
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I LOVE IT! I've watched it now three times... I even caught myself trying to sign to the dentist yesterday while he had his fingers in my mouth.  Silly me...LOL. Tell Anthony and your crew THANK YOU for helping me communicate more with the world around me. :)

Angie
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I'm really impressed by the production quality! From the demo I watched, it seems you show would be a great tool for those interested in learning sign language.

Steven L. Cook, Lecturer of American Sign Language, Ellensburg WA
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We just hired a lady who is hearing-impaired (completely - and also cannot read lips).  I am running a lunch hour session on deaf culture with some instruction on basic signs, and we’d like to show your dvd. Also the video will be available for the staff to sign out and watch on their own.

Mike, HR manage, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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I am a second grade teacher and am concerned how the children talk incessantly. Last spring my student teacher and I used several sign language phrases with the kids. The classroom was much quieter and all were able to concentrate!

Irene Rego, Perth Amboy, NJ
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For the past two years we’ve had a Sign Class at our church using “How to Talk to a Person Who Can’t Hear”.  I would like to order 6 more tapes!

Pastor Bill Corristan, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Sarasota, FL
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My daughter is a Sign Language Interpreter with many deaf and hearing impaired friends. I wanted to be able to communicate better with them, and so I asked her for a recommendation. She spoke highly of Anthony Natale and suggested that I check out your DVD. After exploring a couple of websites, including Gallaudet's media center, I decided  “Sign Language for Everyone!” had the best energy.  My friend has also decided to order from you because she's struggling to communicate with an autistic child. Thank you for the good work you do!

Bibi Lopez, Pasadena, CA
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