Level 1 ASL focuses on basic vocabulary, grammar, reception and tools to make a smooth transition to learning a visual language.
Level 2 expands on vocabulary and grammatical knowledge, while providing exercises to increase comfort and fluency in using the body, face and hands.
Level 3 teaches advanced grammar, syntax and improves fingerspelling production. Focus is on basic classifiers, quantifiers and locatives.
Level 4 continues teaching advanced grammar and syntax with a strong focus on mass quantity classifiers, directional verbs and numeral incorporation.
Level 5 further instructs advanced grammar and syntax, while introducing semantics with focus on topicalization, conjunctions and distributional aspects.
Level 6 provides a cumulative review of vocabulary, grammar and syntax of previous levels in preparation of “conversation” level.
Conversation classes use a “natural” conversation mode in order to increase fluency. Heavy concentration will be placed on telling stories that are clear, coherent, interesting and culturally appropriate.
This workshop is for students beginning to advance and focuses on improving reception, production and articulation of fingerspelling.
This workshop focuses on events and individuals that influenced the Deaf community and the progression of ASL to its current form.
This workshop is designed to increase an awareness of the Deaf community’s traditions, expressions used and “etiquette”.
Individual tutoring is available for students seeking one on one instruction. Tutoring is also beneficial for students that may miss a class or who want specified lessons.