American Sign Language 2

Course #:

ASL

5-742

Division:

Foreign Language

Department:

ASL

Suggested Age:

15-18

Prerequisites:

Sign Language 1 with a grade of”C” or higher or instructor approval

American Sign Language 2

Course Description:

Purpose

In this course, students continue learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language. This class moves from “Social Survival” skills, to sharing information, feelings, and ideas. Students improve their receptive and expressive skills as they continue learning more vocabulary, grammar, and knowledge of Deaf Culture/history.


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: learning vocabulary and phrases, writing/translating phrases, translating selections of books, poems or songs, and attendance at a community event.


Daily practice and review 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: