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This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Readiness for learning will be approached via visual-gestural communication techniques, visual discrimination, and visual memory exercises. ASL questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills in ASL. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be introduced.
This course is designed to continue the development of American Sign Language (ASL) skills with a primary focus on refining the use of basic ASL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced. Students will learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, requesting, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will be included.
This is an introductory survey to the field of Deaf Studies that highlights cutting edge concepts and theories at use in this field. The course will show how deaf people and sign languages are integral aspects of human diversity and how societies have responded to this diversity across different social, temporal, and cultural moments and movements.
This course will begin with developing an understanding of the concept of “culture” and then will focus on the complexities and varieties of Deaf cultural experiences. Students will be asked to engage course materials through multi-disciplinary approaches in order to gain a critical appreciation of Deaf lives within historical, political and global contexts.
Come to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. to immerse yourself in learning ASL on the campus of the world’s only university for Deaf and hard of hearing students.
You’ll find yourself living and learning on this historical campus, a Deaf cultural mecca situated within one of the world’s most visited cities with unrivaled free cultural activities.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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To book an ASL screening, we kindly ask you to complete the ASL screening intake form. ASL Connect: Education aims to know more about you and what ASL classes you want to enroll in.
ASL Connect: Education aims to make this ASL screening appointment relaxed-conversational based and only take 15 minutes of your time. Please click on the link to make an appointment with one of our ASL Connect: Education proctors.
Any personal information shared will be stored and deleted once you’ve completed the course. Should you receive a screening result that places you differently than the one you registered for, you can contact the ASL Connect Admissions to have your course changed. You may email them at ASLconnect.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the ASL screening process, you can contact us anytime at email@example.com.
We look forward to connecting with you soon!
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15