This course meets virtually Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 pm EST for 10-weeks starting on September 5th and ending on November 9th. With a make up course day schedule for the following week, if needed.
American Sign Language I is for students who have little to no previous knowledge of ASL. Students will learn basic conversational skills and vocabulary. In this class, you’ll learn how to communicate with Deaf people while working, recreating, or volunteering in the outdoor field. Our ASL I courses are taught by a native Deaf ASL signer who has extensive experience working in the outdoor fields, and will be able to adjust teaching styles and topics to fit the needs of the students. By the end of this course, students will be able to confidently introduce themselves and their background, ask and answer questions that are commonly asked in the outdoors, extensive outdoor-related vocabularies, communicate more efficiently in emergency situations like wilderness medicine, basic understanding of ASL grammar and syntax, Deaf culture and etiquette tailored to outdoor settings, and so much more.
CorpsTHAT’s ASL courses use Zoom to meet virtually twice a week and use google classrooms for submitting assignments outside of class time.