This course meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 pm EST for 10-weeks starting on April 6th and ending on June 10th.
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 students’ needs. 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 emergencies like wilderness medicine, a basic understanding of ASL grammar and syntax, Deaf culture and etiquette tailored to outdoor settings, and so much more.
This course will meet for one-hour long class twice per week and have a maximum of eight students.