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)

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.

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.  It also will help to improve both receptive and expressive skills.

ASL II students should have successfully completed ASL I or through testing demonstrate equivalency!

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 $600  per year.

Option 1:  $600 One-Time payment per student.  A 5% discount will be applied if the entire amount is paid before the first day of ASL class.

Option 2:  $300 per Semester per student. Two equal payments... First payment (Fall Semester) due by August 29, 2018.  The second payment (Spring Semester) due by January 9, 2019.

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

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

**  For Additional siblings enrolled, a 5%discount will be applied.