Day & Time: Wednesday 9:30-10:40
Mentor: Tammy Scott
This course provides hands-on experiences with fingerspelling, classifiers and American Sign Language (ASL) numbers. Topics include expressive and receptive fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers techniques. This course will introduce the top 100 Signs and cover the basics of signs that can be used around the home and classroom. Coursework includes study topics integrated with expressive and receptive fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers techniques as well as basics in deaf culture.
The instructional activities are based on an immersion approach, in which the learners develop language competency in source and target language. The emphasis is on non-speech communication. Topics include grammatical features such as adjective descriptors, differentiation between cardinal/ ordinal numbers, contrastive structure, temporal aspect markers and temporal sequencing, conversational skills, narrative skills, and discussions with peers. Students will each choose a song and sign it using ASL format as their final class project.
All classes are full year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.