American Sign Language "Basics"

Learn how to "talk" with your hands. American Sign Language is fun and useful.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

In ASL Basics you will learn the foundation to begin your journey into the Deaf World and American Sign Language. This is an introductory course designed to get you started on the right foot... or hand so to speak. Every lesson is presented in a video with practice lessons to help you review everything you've learned. The program is designed to teach you new material while continuing to review material you've already learned. This is a great first step to learning ASL .

What are the requirements?

  • Students need only to watch the videos and practice along the me. No other tools needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know introductions and basic phrases, know how to count to ten and how to fingerspell. Students will also be introduced to the Deaf World and learn a bit about Deaf Culture.

Who is the target audience?

  • This is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). It is a beginner course, very basic. If you know nothing about ASL or have been exposed to the manual alphabet, this course if for you. If you've taken and completed a level 1 course of ASL, you should skip this course and move to the next.

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Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Lesson 1 - ASL Pre-Test
10 questions
  1. Sign Language is universal.
  2. ASL is English on the Hands
  3. Sign Language is used by all deaf people.
  4. Most deaf children learn to sign at an early age.
  5. It is not nice to point when using ASL.
  6. It is very important to watch a person's hands when she is signing.
  7. Since I'm hearing, I should talk and sign at the same time.
  8. Deaf and hard of hearing are the same thing.
  9. Deaf is not politically correct, we should say, “hearing impaired.”
  10. Most deaf people can lip read.
Lesson 1 - ASL Pre-test Discussion
Section 3: Lesson 2 - The Manual Alphabet
Lesson 2 - The Manual Alphabet
Lesson 2 Lab - Fingerspelling Practice
Section 4: Lesson 3 Numbers 1-10
Lesson 3 - Numbers 1-10
Lesson 3 Lab - Number Practice
Section 5: Lesson 4 - Greetings and Introductions
Lesson 4 - Greetings and Introductions
Lesson 4 Lab - Greetings and Introductions Practice
Section 6: Lesson 5 - Colors
Lesson 5 - Colors
Lesson 5 Lab - Colors Practice
Section 7: Lesson 6 - Asking WHO? and WHERE?
Lesson 6 - Asking WHO? and WHERE?
Lesson 6 Lab - Asking WHO and WHERE Practice.
Section 8: Lesson 7 - Fingerspelling Practice
Fingerspelling Practice
Section 9: Lesson 8 - Deaf Culture - "Getting Attention"
Lesson 8 - Deaf Culture - "Getting Attention"
Section 10: Congratulations!!

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Instructor Biography

Mr. JP Cappalonga, Educator of American Sign Language

I'm JP Cappalonga and I'm following my passion. I love ASL, Deaf Culture, and teaching. I've been signing for over 18 years and I'm involved with my local Deaf community. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Studies from CSUN and a Master's Degree in Education from Simpson University. I teach ASL at a local high school. Come learn with me.

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