This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Total classes: 13
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1, Part 1
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade
Suggested credit: One semester ASL or Foreign Language. Note: ASL meets many states’ requirements for foreign language. Part One and Part Two of this course combined are the equivalent of one full year of foreign language.
Special notes: This is Part Two of a two-part course. Students are welcome to join us midyear, with permission from the instructor.
Students must have a working web camera and permission from parents to appear on the class recordings.
This is a first year course for those who would like a foundation in communicating with American Sign Language (ASL). We will follow the format of Dawn Sign Press’s “Signing Naturally” series. Topics revolve around sharing information about ourselves and our environment. Grammar is introduced in context, with an emphasis on developing question and answer skills. You will learn strategies to help you maintain a conversation. Interactive activities will reinforce what you’ve learned. A conversational curriculum requires you to be an active learner. Come prepared to sign with the instructor and your classmates. Spring Semester will cover Units 3, 5, & 6.
Week 1 Locations & Communication
Week 2 Directions, Expressing Needs
Week 3 Time, Transportation, Numbers
Week 4 Everyday Activities & Calendars
Week 5 Agreement Verbs
Week 6 Household Chores
Week 7 Errands
Week 8 Activities with Others, Parts of the Day
Week 9 Activities with Others, Parts of the Day
Week 10 Storytelling: “Timber”
Week 11 Storytelling: “The Gum Story”
Week 12 Storytelling: “The Gallaudet & Clerc Story”
Week 13 Storytelling: Childhood Stories
Course materials: This is the same book used in the fall semester.
Signing Naturally Units 1-6, Student Set ISBN: 978-1-58121-210-5
(12-month Video Library access is included with the purchase of every set.)
Try BookFinder.com for a used copy. The textbook is not required but highly recommended and will be used for the full year.
Homework: Weekly practice of the signs and conversations covered in the course, watching online videos of signing (one to three hours per week), automated quizzes, and optional homework practice from Student Workbook.
Class dates: Wednesdays, January 10 to April 17, 2024. (No class Feb. 14 or March 27)
Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)
Duration per class: 55 minutes