Learn vocabulary for both concrete and abstract concepts and produce them with scripteddialogues.
Make applications of signs learned to create impromptu dialogues.
Apply all signs learned to create video personal narratives.
Learn techniques to give explicit instructions.
Attend/experience cultural events to learn more about Deaf culture and its people.
Use the knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture to educate others.
Research shows that immersion in any new language, including ASL, leads to greater success inacquisition and fluency of the language. Therefore, it is classroom policy for all ASL courses to be an ASL immersion classroom meaning that only ASL is used exclusively from the time weenter the classroom (in this case, the videochat program that will be used for this course) until weleave each day.
Please do not speak or mouth words at any time. Use ASL to communicate witheach other, even before the instructor arrives.
This will seem awkward at first, but you willdiscover that you learn ASL more quickly with this
. If students cannot abide by this policy, their participation grade will be reduced. While this may be challenging, theintention is for the benefit of all, and we will work on it together.Additionally, please refrain using cell phones during class time. Eye contact is essential tocommunicating in ASL thus if there is lack of eye contact, it is considered inappropriate ASLetiquette. Again, if students cannot abide by this policy, their daily participation grade will bereduced.
ASL 051 is a skill development course. To develop skill in using ASL, you must practice. Classis where you are most likely to practice effectively. Therefore it is necessary to be in class (on bigmarker.com or AOL Instant Messenger as scheduled) for every session, for the entire classsession.
Since this is an intensive 11-day semi-independent course, absolutely NO absences will bepermitted.
Any absences will result in a reduction of 5 points from your FINAL grade.
To encourage your presence and participation:1.
You are expected to arrive prepared and on time. Arriving late is discourteous anddisruptive to other students. If you arrive late, you will receive half credit for participation on that day.2.
If you are really sick and unable to attend the bigmarker.com/AIM sessions, you need tocontact your instructor immediately and figure out a way to get caught up in your work.