American Sign Language 1

Course #:

ASL

5-741

Division:

Foreign Language

Department:

ASL

Suggested Age:

13-18

Prerequisites:

none

American Sign Language 1

Course Description:

Purpose

The course introduces students to the grammar, vocabulary and history of ASL, and how it differs from spoken languages. Students will engage in a variety of signed situations intended to develop receptive and expressive skills. This class is taught using ASL and spoken English.


This course is designed for one full high school foreign language credit. Each 90 minute class includes review, direct lessons using the textbook and other materials, group and individual practice, and occasional presentations by students. Assignments include, but are not limited to, learning vocabulary and phrases, writing/translating phrases, and attendance at a community event. Daily practice is essential for success in the class, as there will be new vocabulary weekly and frequent assignments. Access to the internet is necessary to complete assignments.

Curriculum/Materials: