Beginning Sign Language Part 2
Wednesdays: July 5 through August 23
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This course is designed to follow Beginning Level 1 Part 1 and build on the student's basic working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. In this class, the second half of the Level 1 book is covered. Students have an opportunity to expand on the knowledge base that was obtained in Beginning Level 1 Part 1 by continuing to widen their vocabulary and strengthen their understanding of the grammatical structure of ASL. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Intermediate Level 2 Part 1 course.
Beginning Sign Language - Level 1 Part 1
Wednesdays: September 6 through October 11
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This course is for beginners learning ASL, people with some basic working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. In this interactive class, students have an opportunity to learn basic vocabulary and focus on the grammatical structure of ASL. Lessons and activities focus on opportunities that help with practice and enhance learning. The teacher provides all course-related materials, so no book is needed for this course. This course is a prerequisite for the Beginning Level 1 Part 2 course.
This course will explore the building blocks of American Sign Language including phonology, morphology syntax and semantics. The course will enable the student to experience the expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language. Taught by Judith Sinclair, who has vast experience as both an interpreter and as a teacher, this course promises to be both rewarding and instructive.
A textbook will be required for this course. Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction, 5th Edition by Clayton Valli, Ceil Lucas, Kristin J. Mulrooney & Miake Villanueva, Gallaudet University Press, 2011.