Introduction to American Sign Language for Middle School and High School Students – Thursday – Spring 2024 – Grades 5 – 10
Thursday, March 28 2024 @ 11:00AM – Thursday, June 27 2024 @ 12:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:5 – 10
Day of Week:Thursday
Class Times:11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)
Do you have a student interested in learning a visual language, in which they can express themselves with their hands?
American Sign Language is a fun and dynamic way of expressing oneself through a visual modality of communication. Students will learn basic vocabulary to enable them to start conversing in American Sign Language. We will work on receptive and expressive language development. Students will learn vocabulary themes, sentence structure, Deaf Culture, with the focus being on conversational dialogue.
Each week there will be a focus on a specific theme in which vocabulary will be learned. Games and activities will be used to practice the signs, understand grammatical structure, and gain more confidence in their signing skills. In addition to cultivating a fun atmosphere for developing comfortability and expression in ASL.
By the end of the session students will have developed vocabulary in ASL being able to hold simple conversation through expressive and receptive language skills.
NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If ew do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.
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