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ASL Curriculum
What you learn in courses 1 and 2: 
● ASL structure and grammar principles
● Around 300 vocabulary items per course
● ASL related terminology
● Introductory level Deaf Culture related information
● Introductory level ASL History related information


ASL 1


Version for iPad, Android, and modern browsers does not require Adobe Flash or Popups to be enabled.


Description:
ASL 1 is a
n introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, and cultural information related to the Deaf Community.
Prerequisites: none

This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
College programs: First semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
Public School K-12: First year - first semester
Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60

ASL 2



Version for iPad, Android, and modern browsers does not require Adobe Flash or Popups to be enabled.


Description: ASL 2
is a continuation of ASL 1. Expands vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and cultural awareness. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects.
Prerequisites: ASL 1 or permission from the instructor.

This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
College programs: Second semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
Public School K-12: First year - second semester
Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60

TASL1

Description: Methods of communicating with deaf or hard of hearing including basic American Sign Language for paramedics, police, and firefighters.

Prerequisites: none.

This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:

  • College programs: First semester, lower division, 1 semester-credit hours or 1 quarter-credit hours
  • Public School K-12: Second year - first semester
  • Continuing Education Programs: 1 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 15 to 20

MASL 1

"Dr. Bill" holds a doctorate in Deaf Education -- not in medicine. The information presented here is for language development purposes only and is not medical advice.

 

Description: Advanced study of ASL grammar and vocabulary. Further development and refinements of ASL skills and fluency. Intensive work on receptive skills. 

Prerequisites: ASLV 4 or permission from the instructor.

This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:

  • College programs: First semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
  • Public School K-12: Third year - first semester
  • Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60
FS 1
Description: Fingerspelling 1 develops expressive and receptive skills in fingerspelling and numbers. Receptive skills focus on whole word phrase recognition and fingerspelling/number comprehension in context. Expressive skills focus on the development of speed, clarity, and fluency.
Prerequisites: none
This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
● College programs: First semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
● Public School K-12: First year - first semester
● Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60
ASL 1
Description:
ASL 1 is a
n introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, and cultural information related to the Deaf Community.
Prerequisites: none

This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
College programs: First semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
Public School K-12: First year - first semester
Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60
ASL 2
Description: ASL 2
is a continuation of ASL 1. Expands vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and cultural awareness. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects.
Prerequisites: ASL 1 or permission from the instructor.

This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
College programs: Second semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
Public School K-12: First year - second semester
Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60


ASLV 3

Description: Continuation of American Sign Language 2 (ASL 2). Further study of vocabulary and grammatical patterns. Continues to develop ASL competencies in numerous conversational settings. Brings ASL fluency to a point of self-generated ASL for the purpose of furthering language use in ASL.

Prerequisites: ASL 2 or permission from the instructor.
This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
College programs: Third semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
Public School K-12: Second year - first semester
Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60
ASLV 4
Description: Continuation of American Sign Language Vocabulary 3 (ASLV 3). Advanced study of ASL grammar. Further development and refinements of ASL skills and fluency. Intensive work on receptive skills. Further study of Deaf cultural issues.

Prerequisites: ASLV 3 or permission from the instructor.
This course is comparable to the following courses and credit:
College programs: Fourth semester, lower division, 4 semester-credit hours or 6 quarter-credit hours
Public School K-12: Second year - second semester
Continuing Education Programs: 6 CEUs, Course Contact Hours: 45 to 60

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