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Sunday, November 11, 2012

American Sign Language Online Class

NEW! Our ASL I course this semester has been going splendidly! Next semester, we'll be offering both ASL I and II. Here is all the scoop on ASL I starting in January 2013. I hope you'll be joining us!

Foreign Language 
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Note: This is a 2-part course. We will be offering ASL II immediately following this course if there is an interest. 
Class dates: Tuesdays, January 15 to March 5, 2013.
Instructor: E. B. Conroy
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 11:00 am Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 50 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 6th to 12th -- appropriate for ALL beginners!
Fee: $100 if you enroll on or before December 1, 2012. $120.00 after Dec. 1 for all 8 classes.
Course description: This course is a beginning American Sign Language (ASL) course for those who would like a strong foundation in learning to communicate with American Sign Language. Students will learn and practice fingerspelling, identifying and signing words used in everyday life; asking questions; special structure of sentences in ASL; the role of expression (non manual markers) in communication; the foundations of ASL’s history; Deaf culture; and practice words and sentences. IMPORTANT! This course is a video course; it is a requirement that you have a web cam, so that you can interact and sign within the course learning time—with immediate feedback and encouragement.
Course outline:
Class 1: Fingerspelling and Greetings
 Class 2: The Family and Deaf History
Class 3: Around the House and Deaf Culture
Class 4: Numbers and Time
Class 5: Questions
Class 6: Building Vocabulary: Nouns
Class 7: Building Vocabulary: Verbs
Class 8: Conversations
Course materials: A working web cam is required (most newer computers have them built in). Everything else is provided FREE online from Professor Brown Conroy
Homework: Weekly practice of the signs and conversations covered in the course, watching videos of signing, and review within signed conversations during class time.

Foreign Language 
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