This is an online class for high school students who want to learn American Sign Language. ASL is a unique foreign language that is used in the deaf and hearing impaired community as well as in many other ways. Parents use ASL with their pre-verbal children, in order to communicate effectively and it is used vocationally in jobs like scuba diving!
Students in this course will learn about the history of ASL, learn to sign with more than just their hands, Finger-spell as well as develop a large signing vocabulary, which will include:
- Days of the week
- Question words
- Family words
- Singing in Sign, including hymns and other church songs
Each class will be a fun mix of lecture, modeling, and learning through games, songs, and stories.
Grades will be determined by: class participation, in class assessments, and a final project.
The final project will be about an article or a book read by the student. The student will submit a written summary (100-300 words) about the reading. Then the student will present during class a 2-3 minute presentation about what they learned. The presentations will be in spoken English.
Required Materials: 500 Flash Cards of American Sign Language