ASL for Middle School
Course Description: In the course, ASL for Middle School, the student will be introduced to the basics of American Sign Language. The course will concentrate on visual awareness, skills to produce and understand signs demonstrated. We will cover fingerspelling and numbers, everyday expressions, and vocabulary for conversational fluency in ASL while helping the student to develop an appreciation of Deaf culture. We will play games, do puzzles, sing songs, all while learning signs that touch on the family, home, foods, animals & science, holidays and more.
The class is designed for students to receive personalized attention as well as allow for group activities. The student will be encouraged to use ASL in the classroom and practice with others outside the classroom. Through special projects and opportunities, the student will be able to interact with Deaf students and other Deaf individuals. Using our voice in the classroom will be minimal; we want to let our hands do the talking. This approach will help the student to become comfortable in the language, retain what has been learned and improve both receptive and expressive skills.
The textbook for this course will be A Basic Course in American Sign Language (second edition), by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J. O’Rourke. The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language, (optional).
This class is designed to be enjoyed by the student while learning a new language. We will use a lot of repetition… Practice, practice, and more practice… So let’s relax and have fun!
Course Tuition: The cost of the course is $625 per year. It may be paid in one of two options . **
** Option 1: $625 One-Time
payment per student. Payment amount
is due on or before the first day of ASL class.
** Option 2: $315 per Semester per student. Two equal
payments... The first semester payment is due on or before the first day of class and the second payment is due the day the Spring semester begins. If additional siblings are enrolled in ASL classes, please ask about a sibling discount. There is also a One-Time Supply/Activity fee of $45 dollars, due on or before the first day of class. Enrollment in this course is for the entire school year. By enrolling in this course you are committing for a complete year of study and full payment of tuition. Understandably, there may be exceptions. If for some reason the class cannot be continued