American Sign Language (ASL1)

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Teacher: Teresa Hatten
Date/Time: Wednesday - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Recommended Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Foreign Languages
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basics of ASL.  The focus will be 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 helping the student to develop an appreciation of Deaf culture.

Though this course may appear simple, it will be a challenge for the student.  The class is designed for students to receive personalized attention as well as allow for the group to work in a team-like atmosphere. The student will be encouraged to use ASL in the classroom and interact with the deaf community.  Voice in the classroom will be minimal.  This approach which immerses the student in the language is the best way to become comfortable in the language, retain what has been learned and improve both receptive and expressive skills.  The student will learn to sign in context using the text book in the classroom and outside the classroom.

Course Tuition:  Cost of the course is $600.

OPTION 1: $600 per student One-Time Payment.  If paid before the first day of class, a 5% discount will be applied.

OPTION 2: $300 per student per Semester.  First payment (Fall semester) due by the first day of ASL class, August 29, 2018 and second payment (Spring Semester) is due by January 9, 2019. 

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OPTION 3: $75 per student, per Month. The first payment is due by the first day of ASL class,  August 2018 through May 2019).

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

**  5% discount for additional siblings enrolling in the class..

Course textbook:  A Basic Course in American Sign Language, by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J. O’Rourke (Illustrated by Frank A. Paul)

Supplemental materials (Optional):
The American Sign Language Phrase Book, by Lou Fant

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