American Sign Language (ASL) is the primary sign language of hearing impaired communities in the United States and Canada, as well as numerous countries in Latin America and Africa. It is the third most used language in the United States, next to English and Spanish. This class was designed to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate effectively with the hearing impaired. You will be introduced to the basics of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to help you develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. This is a great language choice if you are a visual or hands-on learner. This semester-long course will include both credit seeking college students and members of the community earning Continuing Education Units. Required Textbook: Signing Naturally (can be purchased in college Book Inn)
Academic Level
Continuing Education
Professional Development