American Sign Language 3

Course #:

ASL

5-743

Division:

Foreign Language

Department:

ASL

Suggested Age:

16-18

Prerequisites:

Sign Language 1 and 2 with a grade of ”C” or higher, or with instructor approval

American Sign Language 3

Course Description:

Purpose

This class will consist of lessons and conversational practice. Some lessons will cover comparing types of signing systems, ASL Idioms, interpreting unique English concepts, dialects, and current issues in the Deaf Community. A portion of class will be devoted to teacher-directed conversation in ASL. Students will share ideas on topics which are intended to spark interesting discussions.


This course is designed for one full high school foreign language credit. Each 90 minute class includes review, direct lessons, group and individual practice, and presentations by students.


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


Daily practice and viewing assigned internet videos are essential for success in the class.

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