ASL

  • Students will be introduced to and start to have an understanding of Deaf culture and ASL.  They will be able to have conversations in ASL by the end of their first year.  Conversations and sign skills will be deepened in subsequent years.  There will be several opportunities throughout the year for students to interact with the Deaf.  Students have the option to participate in ASL club at any time during their ASL studies.

     

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) I – is an introductory Deaf language course. Students acquire basic sign skills relevant to introductions, daily routines and descriptions. Deaf culture awareness, deaf history and ASL parameters are covered.

     

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) II – reinforces and expands on skills acquired in ASL I. ASL is used during instruction. Students present increasingly elaborate narratives that incorporate cultural cues and indicators, as well as demonstrating a command of the unique grammar of the language. Deaf history is studied in depth.

     

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) III – continues the study of sign parameters and ASL grammar with an emphasis on Deaf community literature. Students create original presentations that encompass a variety of topics in depth and demonstrate a strong command of the language.

     

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) IV – continues the study of sign parameters and ASL grammar with an emphasis on Deaf community literature. Students create original presentations that encompass a variety of topics in depth and demonstrate a strong command of the language.

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