World Languages

FLEX: How Do I: Use American Sign Language

In this Flex course your student will learn how to do American Sign Language. They will learn grammar, culture, and signs. This will help your student communicate with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and other abled individuals.
Samantha Cox
27 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
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No live meetings

Over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

This Flex class should help your child learn how to communicate with a Deaf person at a basic level. They should be able to fingerspell, use numbers up to 100 or more, know animal signs, outdoor signs, indoor signs, and more. This class is designed for accelerated learners. 
I have taught the subject of Audism to people ranging from 10-50. It can be taught in a manner that is not upsetting. For this class I will barely brush the surface and give the definition, a few examples, and finish up. I will not dwell on the subject. 
The homework assigned for this class is for your student to practice the signs and post a short video at the end of the week. They are expected to do this independently. The last two weeks of class the student will also write a 1,000 word essay on a Deaf person of their choice. The guidelines for the essay will be posted at the end of week nine. 
I have recommended books and/or movies, but they are not required:
Through Deaf Eyes (PBS Documentary)
Crying Hands (Book for older students, 14+)
El Deafo (Appropriate for 8+. Comic book)
Wonderstruck movie and book
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Your student is assessed by having an informal assessment/written report. If you wish to have a letter grade, that is also included if you are a home-school parent. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
A term used is called Audism which discusses oppression based on hearing status. I have taught on this subject to students before and I will handle it in a sensitive manner.


Samantha Cox
Lives in the United States
ASL, Life Skills, and More.
27 total reviews
63 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Samantha Cox. I am planning to teach life skills courses, basic American Sign Language, ASL grammar, and more classes. I am starting with life skills and ASL. I have an associate degree in ASL and a BS in Interpreting. My... 
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