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American Sign Language (ASL) Adventures for Beginners Part 1 of 3 for Ages 7-12

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Groovy Learning American Sign Language ASL & More
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(126)
Discover the art of signing in our immersive 8-week journey. Tailored for beginner learners aged 7-12, this captivating 3-part series explores ASL. Unleash the beauty of ASL and embark on a transformative learning experience!

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Beginner Level
2 units//8 lessons//8 Weeks
Unit 1All About American Sign Language
4 lessons4 Weeks
All About American Sign Language
 Week 1
Lesson 1
ASL Essentials: ABCs, Numbers, Hand Shapes, and Common Sign
Objectives: * Learning to be able to ABC's * Able to sign number 1-10 will learn to 100 * Understand what the 40 different handshapes are in American Sign Language * Common Phrase and sign in ASL *Learners will be able to do a simple introduction and understanding.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Things to Know about American Sign Language
Objective: * Understanding Important Terms * Eye Contact * What is Sign Space * Which Hand Do you Use * What is the importance of Facial Expression * Why is Precision Important when Sign * ASL is not English * Proper Fingerspelling * Learning The Five Parameters of Sign
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Welcome to your Journey into Learning ASL
Objectives: * Vocabulary and Key Pharses. *Learning Simple Phrases *Understanding of Interacting with Deaf People *Learning to have simple conversation with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Welcome to your Journey into Learning ASL. Continue from week 3
Objectives: *Learning and understanding what the question marker is *How to sign Using Facial Expressions * Learning Hello and Good - Byes in Conversation
Unit 2Learning Sign Vocabulary
4 lessons4 Weeks
Learning Sign Vocabulary
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Food and Drink
Objectives: * Learning Sign Vocabulary Words * Simple Sentences
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Animals and Color
Objective *Learning Sign Vocabulary Words for Animals *Learning Sign Vocabulary Words for Colors *Learn how to sign the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Family, People and Pronouns
Objectives: *Learning Sign Vocabulary Words for Family *Learning to sign about your Family *Learn feminine and masculine signing space *Learn how to sign People and Pronoun Sign Vocabulary Word
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Review
Review everything we have learned during the past weeks.
This class is taught in English.
By the end of this ASL class, learners aged 7-12 will:

1. Demonstrate proficiency in fingerspelling the English alphabet and signing numbers 0-9.
2. Understand and apply essential ASL terms and concepts such as eye contact, sign space, facial expressions, and precision in signing.
3. Effectively greet, introduce themselves, and say goodbye using a variety of ASL greetings and non-manual signals.
4. Communicate about food and drink signed vocabulary, expressing preferences, and describing various meals and beverages using ASL signs.
5. Use ASL-signed vocabulary to identify and describe animals and colors inspired by the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear."
6. Sign and recognize common words related to everyday objects, places, and activities, enabling confident communication in different environments.
7. Showcase their progress and reinforce their knowledge through a comprehensive review of all learned material in the course's final week.
With over 15 years of experience as an ASL educator, including ten years working directly within the Deaf community, I bring a wealth of expertise to this class. In addition to teaching ASL at various preschools and private kindergartens in my local area, I also lead a music and movement program. I have firsthand experience using signs to communicate with my daughter, who is hard of hearing and also an Outschool teacher.

My teaching philosophy centers around creating a fun and engaging learning environment that fosters a genuine desire to continue learning. It is important to note that this class strictly adheres to a professional code of ethics, and no sensitive information or high-risk topics are covered. Rest assured; our focus is on providing an enjoyable educational experience that inspires a lifelong love for ASL.

Homework Offered
While no formal homework is assigned, consistent practice outside of class is encouraged to enhance proficiency. The learner's dedication to independent practice will contribute to their advancement in ASL skills.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment, bi-weekly message will be sent to both the learner and parent.
Grades Offered
Bring your hands and your excitement to learn the beautiful American Sign Language.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Appropriate for all ages. Word lists will be provided in our classroom within 24 hours after each class.
Word lists will be provided in our classroom within 24 hours after each class.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(126)
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Here at Groovy Learning, we focus on the idea of learning while making it impactful to the outside world. We are a woman owned and family owned organization that wants to have the most impact on learners.

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Group Class

$18

weekly or $140 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
60 min

Completed by 186 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
2-8 learners per class

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