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ASL--American Sign Language and the Deaf Community 7-12--8 Wks Part 1

Ms. Barrie Silberberg
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Use CODE...to save..MSBARR20 In this 8 week class, once a week, for 55 minutes learners will be introduced to the beautiful language of ASL, vocabulary, Deaf culture, Deaf history and about the Deaf community.

Class Experience

  • You will learn the manual alphabet and many of these signs: numbers, people, animals, food, drinks, home, clothing, colors, sports, activities, thoughts, feelings. actions, general body parts, school, actions, calendar, weather, and more! Learners are welcome to ask how to sign some signs of their choice that have not been taught. You will also learn about the Deaf community, Deaf culture and Deaf history. At the end of this beginning course, learners will have learned 100s of signs and will be able to sign some basic sentences. Learners will have a rich understanding of the Deaf community, history and culture.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: Homework will entail studying on your own time, so you can review everything that you have learned. If students are looking for academic credit, that can be discussed with the teacher.
 28 files available upon enrollment
As mentioned previously, learners will be needing the packet in files, in printed form or on a separate device to view. We will do one art project during week 2. For the project, learners will be needing paper--construction or colored paper works best, 2 different colors works best, pen or pencil, scissors, glue or a glue stick (Tape can work, too.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will be nothing inappropriate shown or discussed in class.
We will be watching some YouTube videos of people signing and viewing some websites related to the subject matter. This information will be screen shared.  Short children's books will be read by the teacher to introduce the learners to a variety of situations involving Deaf people, and Deaf culture. A packet is in the files that needs to be printed out prior to day one of class. An option is to use a separate device to view the packet contents. DOCX and PDF are provided, in case one doesn't work well.
Joined August, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
California Teaching Certificate
Bachelor's Degree from California State University, Northridge
Hello Parents and Learners,

I have been teaching the beautiful language of American Sign Language (ASL) for over 25 years at many venues. I have taught at a public high school and a private middle school and high school. I also have taught at a... 


Group Class


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

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
2-8 learners per class

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