ASL Connect

ASL Connect serves as the leading resource for ASL learning opportunities and ASL-related products created for students, families, and businesses. Virtual interactions at any place, at any time, allow you to immerse yourself and explore ASL and Deaf Culture.

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Bilingual Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Center (BETA Center)

The office of CBO is in the process of developing the BETA Center. This 509(a)(3) nonprofit organization aims to provide reliable and valid language measurements for ASL and English bilingual individuals. These testing systems are currently housed in the BETA Center.

Classroom Discourse Observation (CDO)

CDO is a summative assessment which identifies the ASL discourse and language, bilingual teaching approaches, and visual interactions between the faculty and students.

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Teaching and Learning Support (TLS)

TLS uses formative assessment that consists of feedback intended to foster development and improvement within an ongoing activity (teaching).

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American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

ASLPI is a holistic language evaluation used to determine one’s proficiency in ASL.

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American Sign Language Placement Test (ASLPT)

ASLPI is a holistic language evaluation used to determine one’s proficiency in ASL.

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ASL Development Program (ASLDP)

ASL Development Program provides resources and ongoing support to Gallaudet faculty. The four components include ASL Development Plan for new emerging signers, ASL Gatherings, Individual ASL Support, and ASL Immersion Day.

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Bilingual Approach Seminar: Levels 1 & 2

Critical pedagogy, as defined by Wink (2000), is a process whereby professionals "name" their beliefs, "reflect" critically upon them, and then take "action." Professionals will “act” to implement effective practices of ASL and English bilingual instruction that will enhance the achievement of students in all academic classes. The bilingual pedagogy involves two levels of the Bilingual Approach Seminar (BAS) as follows:

  • Level 1: Introduction to ASL and English Bilingualism
  • Level 2: Application of ASL and English Bilingualism in a classroom