Eastside Academic Studies


American Sign Language 3 (ASL 3)

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Teacher: Teresa Hatten
Date/Time: Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room: Prayer Room
Department: Foreign Languages
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

In this course, the student will continue build upon ASL 1 and 2.  The focus will be to continue to build on visual acuity, physical dexterity in accurately producing clear signs and demonstrating that yours signing is  understood.  ASL 3 will continue to expand upon ASL 1, ASL 2 grammar, facial expressions, body language, classifiers, and vocabulary.  In ASL 3 the student will learn how to translate sentences into ASL (GLOSS), create videos, learn songs, and play games using ASL while developing and reinforcing the student’s appreciation of Deaf culture.

This is a 90 minutes per week course.  Students must have successfully completed ALS 1 And ASL 2 to enroll.  This course is designed to continue to  challenge the student.  Personalized attention will still be provided as well as group-team assignments.  The student will be encouraged to use ASL in the classroom and practice with others outside the classroom.

Voice in the classroom will be minimal.  The student is immersed in the language to emphasize the best ways to become comfortable and  to press the use of the language.  It also helps with retention of what has been learned and improves both receptive and expressive skills.

For this course, we will continue to use ‘A Basic Course in American Sign Language’ (second edition), by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden and Terrence J. O’Rourke. The student will be required to make and submit three (3) 5-minute video presentations on specific subjects (i.e. News articles, short stories, family tree, etc.).  There will also be classroom ASL presentations.  The ASL 3 student will be more interactive with the DEAF community and reading books on DEAF Culture with follow-up written reports on their insights gained from their experience with the DEAF.

We will continue to use a lot of repetition!  “ Continue to Relax and Have Fun! “

Supplemental materials:
The American Sign Language Phrase Book, by Lou Fant

American Sign Language, The original Green Book, (Grammar and Culture) by Charlotte Baker-Shenk and Dennis Cokely

ASL Grammar, The Workbook, Rochelle Barlow

Additional materials as needed.

Course Tuition:  $625 if paid before the first day of class or $315 per semester or $75 per month paid by the 5th of each month ---September through May.   **  Supply fee:  One-Time $45 dollars, Due on or before the first day of class.  5% discount for additional siblings.

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