Learning a new language is a great way to meet new people, familiarize yourself with new cultures and communicate with others. Our flexible, online courses are 8-weeks long and asynchronous to accommodate your busy schedule.
What will you learn in Foundations of American Sign Language?
-History of ASL and the Deaf Community
-Assignments: Gestures and Tracing
-ASL Grammar: Statements and Questions
-Vocabulary and Numbers
-Assignments: Gesture Review, Sign the Numbers, What’s the Number and Role Shifting
-How Did You Get There?
-Knowing Your Locations
-Stories, Numbers and Fingerspelling
-Assignments: Cardinal Numbers 30-66, Spatial Agreement and “Down” Letters
-Reference Space, Pronouns and Negative Responses
-Asking for Personal Information
-Assignments: Dialogue and Write the Signs
-Midterm Preparation and Exam
-Days of the Week
-Day/Time & When Questions
-Opinions About Chores
-Assignments: Sign the Months, Time and Fingerspelling G & H
-Family Member Descriptions
-Assignments: Building a Fire: Using Classifiers, Family Members & Mini Dialogues
-Final Preparation and Exam
Required Materials (Not to register for until first day of class):