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American Sign Language

Class Descriptions

ASL 1:  Beginner American Sign Language.

ASL 1: Students will learn signs that will allow them to participate in basic signing conversations. In addition to learning signs, students will learn the history of Deaf culture and etiquette when conversing with a Deaf person. There will be a Deaf guest who will share his/her experience and sign with the students. This class gives you 1 of 2 of the second language credits needed to graduate high school. The second language you take must be the same for both credits. Eighth graders are allowed to count this course for their high school requirements as well. ASL is the 3rd most used language in the US other than English, and its’ popularity at colleges continues to rise. Most students find ASL easier to learn because they do not struggle with the accent/auditory. 

ASL 2:  Intermediate American Sign Language. (Prerequisite: ASL 1)

In ASL 2, students will build upon the skills they learned in ASL 1 by increasing their signing vocabulary; practicing their perceptive skills (seeing a sign and knowing what it means); and using their receptive skills with more “hands up” assignments.  Students will learn more the Deaf community through their homework. There will be a Deaf guest who will share his/her experience and sign with the students.  Students will be conversing during with their guest.

ASL 3: Advanced American Sign Language
(Prerequisite: ASL 1 and ASL2)

In this ASL 3 course, students will be expected to put in the effort to learn above and beyond what is required for their second language credit.  This course is designed for students who have an interest in ASL; either as a possible future career or just out of the love of learning it!  The students will learn more signs to allow them to converse at a higher level and do more assignments where they get their hands up!

Here is a little more info about the format and structure of the class.
  • The course is designed to be a 32 week course.
  • The homework assignments have students watch a video and write down what is being communicated and students will make a video of themselves signing.
  • There are homework assignments for each lesson and 2 tests during the course.  The tests are completed in a live online class setting as a project learning based assessment.
  • There are monthly help sessions using our live online classroom where students can join and ask questions.

ASL 1

Available Year Round
Online Self-Paced Classroom

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ASL 3

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Online Self-Paced Classroom

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ASL 2

Available Year Round
Online Self-Paced Classroom

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