American Sign Language (ASL2)

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Teacher: Teresa Hatten
Date/Time: Wednesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Foreign Languages
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

This course is for students who have successfully completed ASL 1 or through testing demonstrate equivalency!  In this course, the student will build upon the basics of ASL I.  The focus will be to continue to build on visual acuity, physical dexterity in accurately producing and understanding signs demonstrated, fingerspelling and numbers, everyday vocabulary, building grammatical structures in conversational fluency in ASL while developing the student’s appreciation of Deaf culture. The student will enjoy learning to sign songs, scriptures, simple stories and much more to enhance the learning of ASL.

As in ASL I, the student will be encouraged to use ASL in the classroom and practice with others outside the classroom. Voice in the classroom will continue to be minimal to help to immerse the student in the language.  It is one of the best ways to become comfortable with the language and helps with retention of what has been learned and help to improve both receptive and expressive skills.

ASL 2 will expand upon ASL 1 grammar, facial expressions, body language be introduced to Classifiers and continue with learning new vocabulary.  The student will begin to translate sentences from voice to ASL sign as well as ASL sign to voice.  It is required that the student attend a minimum of three (3) DEAF events within the DEAF community and write a minimum two (2) page paper on their experience while at the event.  These events are held throughout the Atlanta area and can be located through the websites www.epeachynews.org andwww.GACHI.org.  

For this course, we will continue to use ‘A Basic Course in American Sign Language' (second edition), by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J. O’Rourke-- second half of the textbook.  The class will use supplemental materials (Handouts provided by the instructor).  

We will continue to use a lot of repetition, so… “Relax and Continue to Have Fun!“

Course Tuition:  The cost of the course is $625  per year.

Option 1:  $625 One-Time payment per student.  Due on or before the first day of ASL class, August 28,2019.

Option 2:  $315 per Semester per student. Two equal payments... First payment (Fall Semester, first day of class) due by August 28, 2019 and the second payment (Spring Semester, first day of class) due by January 8, 2020.

Option 3:  $75 per Month per student for 9 months. The first monthly payment is due by the first day of ASL class, August 28, 2019. The remaining monthly payments are due by the 5th of each month. 

**  Supply/Activity fee:  One-Time $45 dollars. Due on or before the first day of class, August 28, 2019.  

**  A 5% discount will be applied to the tuition of a 2nd child enrolled in an ASL class.