Introductory ASL: American Sign Language for Beginners
In this 16-week beginner's course, students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, sign vocabulary, basic conversation, and cultural information related to the Deaf Community.
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Completed by 325 learners
Once per week
over 16 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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In this 16-week ASL course, your student will be introduced to American Sign Language. Students will learn the basics of sign language, including the manual ASL alphabet and how to sign numbers. Students will also learn vocabulary and common signs (incl, but not limited to colors, emotions, seasons and holidays, family members, animals, weather and time, etc). Students will also be introduced to basic ASL sentence structure, though grammar and syntax are more thoroughly investigated during...
Learning outcomes will include the following: Demonstrate the use of basic ASL vocabulary and non-manual signals, form very basic sentences and questions, and understand a bit more about Deaf culture and the Deaf community.
I grew up with a Deaf family member. I learned the basics of American Sign Language at a very young age and found it incredibly helpful as I moved through childhood and into adulthood. I could communicate with other children who were clearly frustrated that no one either could or was willing to take the time and make the effort to interact with them. As an adult, I studied American Sign Language in college so that I could better communicate with the many deaf and hearing impaired members of my community.
Handouts will be provided for students throughout the duration of the course.
There will be classroom exercises throughout the 16-week course. I will assess each student at these times, also during games and/or quiz challenges held during class.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please be advised that pronouns and gender distinction are discussed during weeks 5 (personal pronouns), 7 (possessive pronouns) and 8 (family signs). For some, this may be a sensitive topic, depending on beliefs and ideals. Please understand that my ASL courses are inclusive of all genders and gender identities. I expect my students to give each other the utmost respect during class and refer to one another by a learner's chosen pronoun(s). Signs concerning these topics are discussed and, many times, arise in the form of questions from the students themselves.
Teacher, Artist, Learner, Traveller, Lover of Languages and all things Nature
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
207 total reviews
217 completed classes
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