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Monday

American Sign Language 3: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 09, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 30

Syllabus

Price: $600.00

$480.00 before Mar 18

Reg. Opens Mar 3 8:00 am


Does your child already have basic conversational skills in American Sign Language? This is the class that will cement your child’s understanding and fluency of ASL. ASL Level 3 will be conducted completely in American Sign Language and students will not have the option to use their microphones in class.

In this course, we will move to advanced ASL storytelling, introductory interpreting, and translation. In addition, students will be assigned projects to translate and interpret on their own. By the end of the class, students should be fluent in ASL and able to converse with a Deaf person they meet in real life.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 9th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

American Sign Language 4: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wednesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 30

Syllabus

Price: $600.00

$480.00 before Mar 18

Reg. Opens Mar 3 8:00 am


Is your child ready to jump into the world of ASL without an English lifejacket? This is the class that will take your student’s understanding of ASL from fluent to exceptional. ASL Level 4 will be conducted completely in American Sign Language and students will not have the option to use their microphones in class.

In this course, we will learn how to communicate in sign language about detailed topics, including health conditions, rules, and life decisions. In addition, students will be assigned projects to translate and interpret on their own. By the end of the class, students should have a mastery of American Sign Language and a springboard for beginning classes in ASL interpreting, instruction, or education.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 10th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Introduction to Deaf Culture - Winter 2020

Term: Winter 2020     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2020

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $250.00

$200.00 before Mar 18

Reg. Opens Mar 3 8:00 am


Can hearing people be a part of the Deaf community? Why are cochlear implants so controversial? Are Signed Exact English, American Sign Language, and Pidgin Sign all the same thing? In what ways are Deaf people and people with disabilities similar and different? What type of careers can I obtain working with Deaf people?

These are a few of the many questions we will answer this semester. This course is designed to introduce you to the most important aspects of the American Deaf experience. We will expose the history, contributions, and contemporary lives of Deaf people in America.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will address topics such as the diversity of Deaf people, Deaf cultural norms, Deaf arts, and Deaf international communities. This course will provide you will a foundation in which future Deaf Studies classes will expand.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 30, 2019.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

American Sign Language 1: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Monday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 09, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 30

Syllabus

Price: $600.00

$480.00 before Mar 18

Reg. Opens Mar 3 8:00 am


Have your students always wanted to learn American Sign Language? This class is just what they need to get started! We will go from zero to ASL heroes over the course of the school year! Rather than learning random vocabulary words, this course will help students learn how to sign conversationally with the deaf and hard-of-hearing, even if they don’t know how to spell their names!

By the end of the course, students will be able to carry on a basic conversation completely in American Sign Language. They’ll also have the tools they need to move on to more advanced signing concepts later.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 7th - 11th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

American Sign Language 2: High School Level - Full Year - 2019 - 2020

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Wednesday,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 30

Syllabus

Price: $600.00

$480.00 before Mar 18

Reg. Opens Mar 3 8:00 am


Are your students ready to move on to advanced ASL concepts and become fluent signers? This is the class for them! We’ll be taking what we know about ASL and building on it to help students communicate fluently with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. If your students have been frustrated at the lack of progress in understanding how to sign, this course will strengthen their receptive skills and their expression skills so that they’ll be signing with the best!

This class is an advanced course based on completion of ASL Level 1 or one year of previous structured ASL learning. The goal of this course is signing fluency, so classes will build toward being held completely in ASL by the end of the last term.

It is strongly recommended that sometime during the student's study of ASL, they take my class, Introduction to Deaf Culture. This helps the student understand the complete picture of the Deaf world. This class is being offer during Winter 2020 on Thursday.

Note: ASL classes at OTA have a limit of TEN students so that each student can get enough time to sign during class.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.

Instructor: Selena Robinson

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.