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Take your American Sign Language skills to the next level in Intermediate American Sign Language 2. This 8-week course focuses on vocabulary-building and mastery of grammar through rigorous receptive and expressive language activities. Students will become conversationally fluent in specific areas in which signers find the greatest challenges like making suggestions, sharing interesting information, storytelling, and making requests.

This is the third course in Columbia Online’s ASL series. Students are encouraged to take both Foundations and Intermediate Sign Language prior to enrolling.

what you will walk away with

  • Ability to share key information related to health issues, family, nationality, sports, religion, and business
  • Skills in ASL narrative storytelling and artistic criticism
  • First-hand practice using complex grammar and advanced linguistic structures

who should take this course?

Students who have completed Foundations of American Sign Language and Intermediate American Sign Language with Columbia Online are eligible to take this course. Prospective students with previous ASL experience are asked to complete this brief survey to determine your skill level.

Course pricing and details

  • 3-Credit Hour Tuition: $897
  • Non-Credit Tuition: $705
  • Fees: $90 Registration Fee
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Format: Online, Instructor-Led

Course Author

Course Author

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Peter Cook

Peter Cook is an Associate Professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation and an internationally known Deaf performing artist. Using American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement, Cook has performed at numerous festivals across the country – the Jonesboro National Storytelling Festival, The Deaf Way II and at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Cook has an MA in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University (2011) and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology (1986).

Courses: Foundations of American Sign Language, Intermediate American Sign Language

“I took ASL through Columbia Online and it was an absolutely incredible experience. As someone who was living in Minnesota, the online course provided me access to the great faculty and wealth of information that I would not have been able to access otherwise.”

— Mariam E., Columbia Online Student

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