IN THIS COURSE, we’re going to focus on learning and using personal and possessive pronouns in American Sign Language (ASL). We'll explore ASL vocabulary words too. Students will learn to combine the ASL pronouns with the ASL vocabulary words to create useful phrases and sentences.
*** This course is designed to INCLUDE complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. Previous ASL skills are welcome but not required.
THE TARGET SIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS ARE:
- Signing and recognizing personal and possessive pronouns in ASL
- Vocabulary enrichment through hands on, step by step creation of each sign
- Creation of practical phrases and simple sentences
IN THIS COURSE:
- Students will learn and practice using the following ASL personal pronouns: I/ME, YOU, HE/SHE/IT, WE/US, THEY/THEM, YOU (plural)
- Students will learn and practice using the following ASL possessive pronouns: MY/MINE, YOUR, HIS/HERS/ITS, OUR, THEIR, YOU (plural)
- Students will learn the following vocabulary words: APPLE, HOUSE, MOM, CAT, PURSE, SHOES, HAPPY, MAD, SAD, SURPRISED, HUNGRY, SCARED
- Students will learn how to combine the ASL pronouns with the vocabulary words to form phrases and short sentences
- Students will be be tested on their ability to sign and recognize the pronouns and vocabulary taught in the course
AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:
- Students will be confident using and understanding the ASL personal pronouns
- Students will be confident using and understanding the ASL possessive pronouns
- Students will have a larger vocabulary and understand the mechanics of each sign taught in the course
- Students will be able to create phrases and simple sentences using the pronouns and vocabulary from the course
- Students will feel confident as they continue their sign language studies
What is the main focus of this course?
- This course focuses on learning and using personal and possessive pronouns in American Sign Language (ASL). It also focuses on vocabulary enrichment and practical usage of the pronouns and vocabulary learned during the course.
Do I need to have prior knowledge or experience with ASL before taking this class?
- No. This course is designed for complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. No prior ASL skills or experience are necessary.
Will this course test me on what is taught?
- Yes. This course contains multiple sections of review and testing where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your signing and recognition skills in ASL.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
- Hello! My name is Michael. When I was three years old, my younger brother became sick with spinal meningitis. In the process, my brother became deaf with an almost complete hearing loss. This difficult situation provided a unique opportunity for my family and I to become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Unlike some deaf children, my brother was not sent away to a deaf or hard of hearing school. He grew up with us, his hearing family, and we were active in the deaf community.
- As a police officer and federal investigator, I often used ASL to communicate with and interpret for witnesses, victims, and perpetrators. I decided to create ASL courses because it’s a useful and practical skill to have. Like learning any language, it opens your mind and creates the ability to communicate with a whole new group of people.