This American Sign Language course introduces over 200 new signs, with topics including conversations that take place around the house and school, discussions about the weather and sports, and linguistic features such as classifiers. Further Deaf cultural insights are presented in each unit, including various use of the directional verb-signs and the importance of eye movement. This course features new interactive elements: live one-on-one signing appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There is a strong emphasis on learning to sign more fluently. This is the fourth course in a four-part ASL series (ASL 041, ASL 043, ASL 051, and ASL 053).
Students will need access to a computer with high speed Internet access, a microphone, speakers (or headphones), and a webcam.
There are no resubmissions or retakes on instructor-graded assignments, unit quizzes or the final exam. On signing appointments, lowest score may be dropped. You must complete the signing appointment in each unit before you can move on to the next unit.
Second-Year ASL, Part 1 (ASL 051) or equivalent.
Unit 1: Around the House
Unit 2: Fixing Things
Unit 3: Verbs
Unit 4: Talking about School
Unit 5: Talking about Someone
Unit 6: Talking about the Weather
Unit 7: Classifiers
Unit 8: Sports & Games
Unit 9: A Few More Words about Signing
Unit 10: There's More ASL Ahead