American Sign Language

WLLC 101: Beginning American Sign Language & Culture - A Continuing Education Course   

This is the first in a two-semester sequence of beginning American Sign Language (ASL) and Culture; students in this class learn vocabulary, basic sentence structures and patterns, develop basic sign communication, and are introduced to the foundations of American Deaf Culture and its components. Focus is on receptive and expressive skills. Semester I will cover units 1-4 in the Signing Naturally curriculum.    

Topics Covered:

  • Introducing Yourself
  • Exchanging Personal Information
  • Discussing Living Situations
  • Talking About Family

As per the Signing Naturally:

Units 1-6 curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Communicate in American Sign Language
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of American Deaf Culture
  • Use American Sign Language to connect with other disciplines and acquire information
  • Develop insight into the nature of language and culture
  • Use American Sign Language to participate in communities at home and around the world

WLLC 102: Beginning American Sign Language & Culture II - A Continuing Education Course 

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning American Sign Language (ASL) and Culture; students in this class will continue to learn vocabulary, expand on basic sentence structures and patterns, expand on the sign communication they learned from semester I, and will continue to expand on their knowledge of the foundations of American Deaf Culture and its components. Focus is on strengthening receptive and expressive skills. Semester II will cover units 5-8 in the Signing Naturally curriculum.

Topics Covered:

  • Telling About Activities
  • Storytelling
  • Describing People and Things
  • Making Requests
  • Asking for Advice

As per the Signing Naturally:

Units 1-6 and 7-12 curriculum, students will be able to:   

  • Communicate in American Sign Language
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of American Deaf Culture
  • Use American Sign Language to connect with other disciplines and acquire information
  • Develop insight into the nature of language and culture
  • Use American Sign Language to participate in communities at home and around the world