American Sign Language Level-1: Back To Kindergarten
A 9 nine week course to learn vocab and grammar for ASL Level-1.
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$11 per class
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Over 9 weeks
55 minutes per class
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This class will be an exciting, tour de force introduction to the wonderful world of communicating in American Sign Language. This course is for those who want to learn A.S.L. and gain a good foundation for communicating in sign as it covers the same material you would get in a collegiate level A.S.L.-1 class. Since we typically learn our first language in kindergarten with games and activities, it only makes sense to learn a second language in much the same way. This...
Students will learn a functional knowledge of basic ASL vocabulary and grammar using signs from common, everyday life situations. Specifically, students will: 1. Build a basic vocabulary of signs in a broad range of common topics. 2. Gain a basic understanding of the grammatical structure of A.S.L. 3. Understand a brief history of American Sign Language and Deafness 4. Appreciate and understand fundamental practices of Deaf culture Topics covered include: 1. Brief history of American Sign Language 2. Basic grammatical structure of A.S.L., 3. Deaf cultural foundations 4. Basic A.S.L. vocabulary related to common conversational topics including: -Colors -Numbers -Animals -Emotions -Foods -Sports -Time
I have been teaching American Sign Language for over 10 years. I got my two year degree in ASL in California and worked as the Program Director at the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf in Colorado. Currently I have been teaching A.S.L. I and II on the collegiate level for five years.
When it comes to learning any language, the best way to learn is using it and practicing everyday. For this class, students will be encouraged to practice each weeks vocabulary words and fingerspelling every day. Online flash cards and quiz games will be available for students to practice.
No supplies, the teacher will supply electronic copies in the form of PDF's of all vocabulary signs and notes. I do recommend getting a 3-ring binder if you want to print off the PDF's of the vocabulary to keep them organized.
Quizzes are given each class and charted for improvement over the course of the class. The objective is not scoring points as much as it is to give practice and show improvement over the course of the class. The instructor will evaluate each student every class period offering corrections and critique.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Brett HadleyProfessor Brett
4 total reviews
11 completed classes
Hello! For 20 years I've been teaching people to excel in the creative arts and languages including American Sign Language, Theatre, Digital Filmmaking, Photography and Mobile Media Filmmaking. I have degrees in Secondary Education, American...