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Monday, October 14, 2013

American Sign Language Online Courses (ASL)

Live, Interactive ASL Courses
Spring 2014 


 Meet Mrs. Gingras, Homeschool Connections' ASL Instructor

Homeschool Connections is offering 4 levels of introductory ASL in the Spring. If you already have some ASL instruction, feel free to jump in at a higher level or email us to help find the correct level for you. We plan to add higher level ASL courses in the 2014/2015 school year.

Click on the course title to register:
Spring 2014

Note: This is a 4-part course. Students are expected to also register for ASL II starting in March. They may continue with ASL III and ASL IV next school year if they desire.
Class dates: Tuesdays, January 14 to March 4, 2014
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 11:00 AM Eastern (10:00 Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 6th to 9thgrade, although older students are welcomed if they have no experience in ASL and have a strong desire to take this course.
High school credit: 1/2 semester ASL Foreign Language
Fee: $110 if you enroll on or before November 1, 2013. $130.00 after Nov. 1 for all 8 classes.
Instructor: Allison Gingras, M.Ed.
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 camera on your computer, 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 by the instructor.  
Homework: Weekly practice of the signs and conversations covered in the course, watching videos of signing, and review within signed conversations during class time.

Note: This is Part Two of a 4-part course. New students are welcome to join us midyear (email us if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisite). ASL III and IV will be offered again next school year.
Class dates: Tuesdays, March 11 to May 6, 2014. No class April 15th.
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 11:00 AM Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ASL I (Jan. 2014) or equivalent.
Suggested grade level: 6th to 9th grade, although older students are welcomed if they a strong desire to take this course.
High school credit: 1/2 semester ASL or Foreign Language
Fee: $110 if you enroll on or before November 1, 2013. $130.00 after Nov. 1 for all 8 classes.
Instructor: Allison Gingras, M.Ed.
Course description: This course is a second-level American Sign Language (ASL) course for those who would like a strong foundation in learning to communicate with American Sign Language. Students will learn how to use classifiers, mouth morphemes, and quantifiers, as well as identify and sign words used in everyday life and practice conversations. 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: Learning classifiers
Class 2: Classifiers in conversation
Class 3: Learning mouth morphemes
Class 4: Quantifiers: more or less?
Class 5: Questions and feelings
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 the instructor.
Homework: Weekly practice of the signs and conversations covered in the course, watching videos of signing, and review within signed conversations during class time.

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Note: This is Part Three of a 4-part course. New students are welcome to join us midyear (email us if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisite). ASL  IV is offered in October.
Class dates: Thursdays, January 16 to March 6, 2014
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 11:00 AM Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ASL II or equivalent (Fall 2013)
Suggested grade level: 6th to 9th grade, although older students are welcomed if they a strong desire to take this course.
High school credit: 1/2 semester ASL Foreign Language
Fee: $110 if you enroll on or before November 1, 2013. $130.00 after Nov. 1 for all 8 classes.
Instructor: Allison Gingras, M.Ed.
Course description: This course is a third-level American Sign Language (ASL) course for those who would like a strong foundation in learning to communicate with American Sign Language. 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:
Week 1: More Numbers
Week 2:
Colors
Week 3:
More Adjectives
Week 4:
Travel & Position
Week 5:
Food & Meals
Week 6:
Education & Learning
Week 7:
Jobs & People
Week 8:
Conversations
Course materials: A working web cam is required (most newer computers have them built in). Everything else is provided FREE online from the instructor.
Homework: Weekly practice of the signs and conversations covered in the course, watching videos of signing, and review within signed conversations during class time.

Note: This is Part Four of a 4-part course. New students are welcome to join us midyear (email us if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisite). Homeschool Connections plans to add more advanced ASL courses in the 2014/2015 school year.
Class dates: Thursdays, March 13 to May 8, 2014. No class April 17.
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 11:00 AM Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: ASL III or equivalent (Fall 2013 or Spring 2014)
Suggested grade level: 6th to 9th grade, although older students are welcomed if they a strong desire to take this course.
High school credit: 1/2 semester foreign language
Fee: $110 if you enroll on or before November 1, 2013. $130.00 after Nov. 1 for all 8 classes.
Instructor: Allison Gingras, M.Ed.
Course description: This course is a fourth-level American Sign Language (ASL) course for those who would like a strong foundation in learning to communicate with American Sign Language. 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: To be announced
Course materials: A working web cam is required (most newer computers have them built in). Everything else is provided free online from the instructor.
Homework: Weekly practice of the signs and conversations covered in the course, watching videos of signing, and review within signed conversations during class time.


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