ASL Classes

Fall Session begins 3rd week of September
Winter Session begins 3rd week of January
Spring Session begins 3rd week of April

ASL Level 1:

  • No prerequisite necessary
  • 10 week course
  • Must be 18 years and older
  • Cost: $200
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ASL Level 2:

  • Prerequisite: ASL Level 1
  • 10 week course
  • Must be 18 years and older
  • Cost: $200
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ASL Level 3:

  • Prerequisite: ASL Level 2
  • 10 week course
  • Must be 18 years and older
  • Cost: $200
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ASL Level 4:

  • Prerequisite: ASL Level 3
  • 10 week course
  • Must be 18 years and older
  • Cost: $200
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Learning Outcomes

Level 1:

Introduction: Strategies for learning American Sign Language and Deaf cultural awareness.

Unit 1: Learning outcomes

  • Introduction to American Sign Language
  • Introduction to the Deaf Community Language Functions & Grammar
  • Yes/no questions
  • Wh-questions: “what”
  • Personal pronouns
  • Spacial referencing
  • Numbers: 1 to 10

Unit 2: Learning outcomes

  • Exchanging Personal Information Language Functions & Grammar
  • Agent markers
  • Wh-questions: “where”
  • Negation Unit 3: Learning outcomes
  • Talking about surroundings Language Functions & Grammar
  • Real-World Orientation
  • • Expressing Wants
  • Correcting Information
  • Numbers: 11 to 15
  • Non Manual Markers: (facial expressions) o “cs” o “far away”

Unit 4: Learning outcomes

  • Telling where you live Language Functions & Grammar
  • Wh-questions: Where & How
  • Real-world Orientation
  • Asking/telling where
  • Asking/telling how
  • Noun-verb pairs
  • Numbers: 16-20

Unit 5: Learning outcomes

  • Talking about your family Language Functions & Grammar
  • Identifying marital status
  • Asking/telling re: children/siblings
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Yes/no questions
  • Negative responses
  • Contrastive Structure
  • Numbers: 21-25

Unit 6: Learning outcomes

  • Telling about activities Language Functions & Grammar
  • Apologizing
  • Giving reasons & rationals
  • Giving opinions
  • Suggesting activities
  • Time indicators
  • Wh-questions
  • Dual pronouns
  • Phrasing: listing activities
  • Numbers: 26-30
  • Numbers: multiples of 5 up to 100 Cumulative

Review: Units 1-6

  • Making introductions
  • Getting attention
  • Negotiating environment
  • Keeping a clear sightline
  • Asking for repetition
  • Asking for a sign
  • Sentence types
  • Role shifting
  • Limb classifiers