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These Hands Can Talk! - ASL 4 Beginners! (10-12 Years Old)

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In this online class comprised of 7 sessions, students will learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) fingerspelling and communication.

Class experience

  • Students will learn the rules of fingerspelling and basic signing expectations, greeting signs, numbers, colors, foods, family and feelings.
I have a communicative level of ASL, having been exposed to the language from the age of 2. 
I continued my involvement with the deaf community and learning ASL through attending meetups with Deaf individuals, self-study on Dr. Bill Vicar's (well-known and respected deaf ASL teacher) online university, and a community college class. For the past three years, I have been teaching ASL to 6-12-year-olds at a homeschool co-op.
Homework Offered
Students will be asked to review and practice the signs they learn in between class sessions. No written homework is required, but students are expected to put forth effort to remember the signs they learn each week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students should bring a sheet of paper and something to write with to each session. 
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During some sessions, I will show YouTube videos of signers fingerspelling very quickly to help students practice their fingerspelling receptiveness. The channel I will pull my videos from is 5 Guys ASL and you can view their videos here: https://www.youtube.com/@5GuysASL/videos

I will also make use of Dr. Bill Vicar's fingerspelling practice tool. It is an automated fingerspelled word generator meant for working on fingerspelling receptiveness. You can view the link to the generator here: https://asl.ms/

ASL History:
The ASL history video we will watch in class - https://youtu.be/betAZeKRpR8?si=umkDY2TheNN5KaBR

I'll also make reference to points made in a documentary by Gallaudet University concerning ASL history and the many transitions that it has taken throughout the years. Several interviewees were interviewed to adequately present how deafness and ASL was viewed during various points in history. The video will not be shown or shared with students, but the link is provided for parents and guardians to review the content.

Gallaudet Universite documentary: https://youtu.be/PL5d8kyZUQk?si=crlxCVbHIrGM9itD
Joined July, 2023
My name is Charity and I am a university student pursuing degrees in Middle Years Education (with a concentration in English and Science), Spanish, and Linguistics. I teach beginning American Sign Language (ASL) to kids of all ages and love... 
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weekly or $140 for 7 classes
1x per week, 7 weeks
60 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-12
1-10 learners per class

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