ASL COURSE LEVEL 1A (Beginner)
This introductory course is tailor-made for individuals with zero to moderate experience in sign language. It is the first of a two beginner's courses, dedicated to establishing a strong foundation in American Sign Language (ASL). The course is entirely conducted online with a 'voice off' approach, encompassing essential aspects such as ASL grammar structure, the alphabet, numbers, ASL parameters, colors, family, friendships, pets, relationship terms, LGBTQ+-related vocabulary, living arrangements, and transportation. By the course's conclusion, participants will have acquired the ability to comprehend ASL grammar, while honing their receptive and expressive signing skills.
ASL COURSE LEVEL 1B (Beginner)
This course is the second of two beginner's courses and focuses on employing acquired vocabulary to facilitate conversations and discussions, utilizing ASL grammar and structure. The class maintains a 'voice off' approach throughout its duration. The subjects covered encompass a range of practical areas, including employment status, significant life events, providing directions, places around town, daily errands, time expressions, seasons, and leisure activities. Completion of ASL 1A or an equivalent course is a prerequisite for enrollment. By the course's culmination, participants will have gained the proficiency to engage in basic ASL conversations and comprehend straightforward sentences.
ASL COURSE LEVEL 2 (Intermediate)
Geared towards students who have successfully finished ASL 1A and 1B, or have taken equivalent courses, this program maintains a 'voice off' teaching method. Its primary objective is to enhance vocabulary breadth, using it to create more complex conversations and discussions through the application of ASL grammar and structure. The subject matter encompasses various topics, including events, everyday routines and their frequency, sports and leisure activities, as well as vacation-related themes. As the course draws to a close, participants will have acquired the skills to engage in ASL communication with heightened fluency and comprehension.
ASL COURSE LEVEL 3 (Intermediate)
This course is for students who have completed ASL 1A, 1B, and 2 or similar coursework. It is conducted completely 'voice off,' and it focuses on using learned vocabulary to create conversations and discussions using ASL grammar and structure. The topics covered include food, measurements, ways of preparing food, cooking methods, ethnicity and ethnic groups, describing people, and clothes. By the end of the course, students will have an expanded vocabulary and be able to understand and communicate in more complex sentence structures.
'ASL COURSE LEVEL 4 (Advanced)
This course is designed for advanced students who have completed ASL 1A, 1B, 2, and 3 or similar coursework. It is conducted completely 'voice off,' and it focuses on using learned vocabulary to create conversations and discussions using ASL grammar and structure. The topics covered include home layouts, household items, furniture, housework, repairs, workplace, job skills and activities, finances, and major purchases. By the end of the course, students will have a broad vocabulary and be able to understand and communicate in more complex conversations and discussions using ASL grammar and structure.