American Sign Language 2
American Sign Language is among the top 3 languages used in the United States. ASL is used in a variety of settings – it isn’t just for interpreters!
It is used by scuba divers, teachers, counselors, and many more! ASL 2 at True North is a full-year class. Classes meet live with an instructor each week for one hour.
In this ASL 2, we will expand the vocabulary of the student. This will include adjectives (including comparatives), and adverbs. There will be a closer examination of various “classifiers” that are used in ASL. In addition, students will continue with developing facial expressions, reading sign, grammar, history, numbers, and more about Deaf culture. The learner will also learn advanced techniques of fingerspelling. Semester projects include: About Me introductions in ASL, Art in ASL, a Deaf history project, and more.
During each class, there will be time spent in practice and in communication using the vocabulary they are learning. There will be fingerspelling practice, signing practice, and games each week. Some time will also be spent in reviewing the vocabulary from ASL 1. Once per quarter, an employee of ASLDeafined who is a native signer will join our class to have conversations with the students.
There are no required texts.
However, the student is expected to have three things:
- 1) an account at Flip. This is an application designed for education in which users can record short videos for discussion.
- 2) Self Paced ASL purchased through TNHA website provides the ASLDeafined,
- 3) ASL Homeroom (this is when we will meet with the native ASL speaker).
An account on Flip, ASL Homeroom, and Self-Paced ASL (purchased at True North Homeschool Academy)