American Sign Language "Basics"
4.5 (176 ratings)
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American Sign Language "Basics"

Learn how to "talk" with your hands. American Sign Language is fun and useful.
4.5 (176 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
777 students enrolled
Created by JP Cappalonga
Last updated 4/2015
English
Current price: $12.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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.
Requirements
  • Students need only to watch the videos and practice along the me. No other tools needed.
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 .

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:51:22
+ Lesson 1 - ASL Pre-Test
1 lecture 09:51
  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.
ASL Pre-Test - Answer TRUE or FALSE
10 questions
+ Lesson 2 - The Manual Alphabet
2 lectures 15:45
Lesson 2 - The Manual Alphabet
06:42
Lesson 2 Lab - Fingerspelling Practice
09:03
+ Lesson 3 Numbers 1-10
2 lectures 17:00
Lesson 3 - Numbers 1-10
06:52
Lesson 3 Lab - Number Practice
10:08
+ Lesson 4 - Greetings and Introductions
2 lectures 17:53
Lesson 4 - Greetings and Introductions
09:47
Lesson 4 Lab - Greetings and Introductions Practice
08:06
+ Lesson 5 - Colors
2 lectures 08:10
Lesson 5 - Colors
04:10
Lesson 5 Lab - Colors Practice
04:00
+ Lesson 6 - Asking WHO? and WHERE?
2 lectures 19:54
Lesson 6 - Asking WHO? and WHERE?
10:36
Lesson 6 Lab - Asking WHO and WHERE Practice.
09:18
+ Lesson 8 - Deaf Culture - "Getting Attention"
1 lecture 06:11
Lesson 8 - Deaf Culture - "Getting Attention"
06:11