Apr 16, 2021
ASL 101 - Beginning American Sign Language I
Description: Principles, methods, and techniques of American Sign Language skills, with emphasis on developing visual/receptive skills and basic communication.
- Visual acuity and use of space
- Receiving and producing finger-spelled words
- Receiving and producing basic concepts using American Sign Language
- Non-manual grammar. Yes/no questions, wh-word questions, and negation
- Noun-verb pairs
- Personal pronouns and possessive pronouns
- The deaf community and its culture
- Physical, geographical, and non-verbal cultural information
- Explain how American Sign Language (ASL) developed as a language.
- Identify the four parameters of a sign and recognize the use of non-manual behaviors involved with ASL.
- Discriminate between different finger-spelled words.
- Use non-manual grammar in ASL, focusing on: yes/no questions, wh-word questions, and negation.
- Identify the signer's use of space from his/her perspective.
- Use pantomime and gestures to convey thought and ideas.
- Use and comprehend basic descriptive classifiers used in context.
- Identify personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, and spatial referents used in context.
- Distinguish the difference between nouns and verbs in basic noun-verb pairs.
- Incorporate hand and arm position for expressive finger-spelling and numbers.
- Engage in simple conversations in ASL about topics such as family background and routine activities.