the course, ASL for Middle School, the student will be introduced to the basics
of American Sign Language. The course will concentrate on visual awareness,
skills to produce and understand signs demonstrated. We will cover
fingerspelling and numbers, everyday expressions, and vocabulary for
conversational fluency in ASL while helping the student to develop an
appreciation of Deaf culture. We will play games, do puzzles, sign songs, all
while learning signs that touch on the family, home, foods, animals &
science, holidays and more.
The class is
designed for students to receive personalized attention as well as allow for
group activities. The student will be encouraged to use ASL in the classroom
and practice with others outside the classroom. Through special projects and
opportunities, the student will be able to interact with Deaf students and
other Deaf individuals. Using our voice in the classroom will be minimal; we want
to let our hands do the talking. This approach will help the student to become
comfortable in the language, retain what has been learned and improve both
receptive and expressive skills.
The textbook for
this course will be A Basic Course in American Sign Language (second
edition), by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J.
O’Rourke. The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign
This class is
designed to be enjoyed by the student while learning a new language. We will
use a lot of repetition… Practice, practice, and more practice… So let’s
relax and have fun!
Course Tuition: The cost of the course is $625 per year.
Option 1: $625 One-Time
payment per student. Payment amount
is due on or before the first day of ASL class, August 19, 2020.
Option 2: $315 per Semester per student. Two equal
payments... First payment (Fall Semester) due on or before the first day of
class, August 19, 2020. The second payment (Spring Semester) due by first
day of Spring semester class in January 6, 2021.
** Supply/Activity fee: One-Time $45 dollars. Due on or before the first day of class.
** For Additional siblings enrolled in an American Sign Language class please ask about a tuition discount.