Full course description
Description: Is there a Deaf or hearing impaired individual in your life? Are you interested in communicating in an engaging, visual language? American Sign Language is a full, natural, and visual language used by Deaf and hearing impaired people across the United States and Canada. Individuals with little to no background in American Sign Language will gain access to a new community through the acquisition of basic sign language. Throughout this course, you will learn conversational vocabulary, grammar structure, and will also gain a basic understanding of Deaf Culture.
At the end of this course, you will feel comfortable interacting with the Deaf using American Sign Language. You will be able to introduce yourself and carry out basic conversation using ASL vocabulary, including introductions, concepts of time, colors, family signs, emotions, and daily activities. You will also develop an understanding of ASL grammar and syntax, as well as other visual language structures, in order to build sentences and take part in simple conversations.