• ASL 1, 2, 3


    American Sign Language 1

    1 year
    1.0 Credit: CTE or Elective
    WLA 111/112
    Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

    NOTE: This course counts towards satisfying most 4-year college entrance and NCAA Clearinghouse requirements in world languages. It is important to check with individual institutions to determine specific admission requirements.

    American Sign Language is a 3-dimensional, visual language. ASL 1 is a “hands-on” class in which students learn to express themselves and understand others in signed presentations and conversations around the themes of family, places to go, schedules, and activities. Students work individually and in groups on projects to develop facial expressions, body language, sign vocabulary, and basic grammar. Students also develop an understanding and respect for the Deaf and their culture.

     



    American Sign Language 2

    1 year
    1.0 Credit: CTE or Elective
    WLA 121/122
    Open to: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: ASL 1 or teacher approval.

    NOTE: This course counts toward satisfying most 4-year college entrance and NCAA Clearinghouse requirements in world languages. It is important to check with individual institutions to determine specific admission requirements.

    In American Sign Language 2, students continue to develop their expressive and receptive sign language. Students work individually and in groups on projects. Vocabulary growth and intermediate conversational fluency skills are emphasized. Skill development is applied to the field of interpreting.

     




    American Sign Language 3

    1 year
    1.0 Credit: CTE or Elective
    WLA 131/132
    Open to: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: ASL 2 or teacher approval.

    NOTE: This course counts toward satisfying most 4-year college entrance Clearinghouse requirements in world languages. It is important to check with individual institutions to determine specific admission requirements.


    In American Sign Language 3, students work on advanced vocabulary and gain language fluency. Students will complete projects and use conversational and presentational level signing skills in school and community settings. Beginning interpreting will be explored.