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2 - American SIgn Language - Kristine Hall

Course:American SIgn Language
Professor:Kristine Hall
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:16 week
Textbook Title:Signing Naturally Level 1 (1-6 Units)
Types of Assessments:Receptive and Expressive Assessments.



Develops basic vocabulary and grammar of American Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on comprehension skills.  Incorporates vital aspects of the Deaf culture and community.

Course Description

Overview of topics include: pronouns, colors, interrogatives, negations, school, people, homes, family relationships, work, like events, daily activities, transportation, time/calendar, numbers, fingerspelling, opposites, food, pleas, sports, feeling/opinion. Functional/notional discourse behaviors are developed, including: conversational openers, greetings, identifying, introducing, asking/requesting, comparing/contrasting, and responding.

What to Expect in this Course

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

      • Receptive skills: demonstrate understanding of basic ASL vocabulary and syntax with repetitions and slower than average speed.
      • Expressive skills: demonstrate ability to express elementary needs.
      • Grammar/Culture: demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of proper grammar/culture rules.

Additional Textbook Information / Link to OER Textbook


Other Relevant Course Information

Knowledge of Deaf culture 

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Last updated: 01/04/2021 Sub # Orig: 2856