In this American Sign Language course, students are taught the basics of language, simple conversations, and topics such as numbers, feelings, yes and no questions, facial expressions, cultural aspects, and more. This course features interactive elements: live instructor-led orientations and weekly lesson review activities, live one-on-one signing appointments, a student discussion board, and an instructor-hosted wiki. There is a strong emphasis on learning to sign more fluently. This is the first course in a four-part ASL series (ASL 041, 043, 051, and 053).

Course Details

All signing appointments require high-speed internet access (hardwired if possible) and a webcam. For your final exam, plan ahead with your proctor to ensure you have access to a DVD player to view the videos during the exam.
Course Outline
Unit 1: Here We Go
Unit 2: A Word About Learning ASL
Unit 3: First Step in Learning ASL: Practice
Unit 4: Making Conversation
Unit 5: Ending a Conversation
Unit 6: Putting a Face on Your Signs
Unit 7: Meeting Someone
Unit 8: Making Plans
Unit 9: Changing Plans
Unit 10: Going Places