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Overview

IN THIS COURSE, we’re going to learn thirty-three (33) occupational signs in American Sign Language (ASL). After we learn the target vocabulary, we’ll explore the ASL alphabet and fingerspelling skills so we can fingerspell names. The next step is creating sentences using occupations, names, and extra vocabulary. We’ll learn how to sign sentences, questions, and complete dialogues. As always, there will be ongoing review to test your signing ability and recognition skills.

*** This course is designed to INCLUDE complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. Previous ASL skills are welcome but NOT required.

IN THIS COURSE:

  • Students will learn to sign and understand thirty-three (33) occupational vocabulary words in American Sign Language

  • Group 1 vocab: ACCOUNTANT, ACTOR, ATHLETE, ARCHITECT, CARPENTER, CASHIER, CHEF, CHIROPRACTOR, COMEDIAN, DENTIST, DOCTOR

  • Group 2 vocab: DRIVER, ENGINEER, FARMER, FIREFIGHTER, INTERPRETER, JUDGE, LAWYER, MAGICIAN, MANAGER, MODEL, NURSE

  • Group 3 vocab: PHOTOGRAPHER, PILOT, POLICE OFFICER, PLUMBER, PRESIDENT, REPORTER, SCIENTIST, SERVER, SOCIAL WORKER, SOLDIER, TEACHER

  • Students will learn to combine occupation signs, fingerspelled names, and extra vocabulary to create sentences, questions, and dialogues

  • Students will learn correct facial expressions and head movements for communicating questions

  • Students will race a timer as they review all content taught in the course

  • Each individual sign will be taught step by step to ensure comprehension, correct hand shape, and hand position

  • Students will be tested on their ability to sign and recognize ALL material taught in the course

AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:

  • Students will know how to sign and understand thirty-three (33) occupational signs in ASL

  • Students will be able to create sentences, questions, and dialogues using vocabulary, names, and extra vocab

  • Students will have a larger vocabulary and understand the mechanics of each sign taught in the course

  • Students will be more confident as they continue their journey of ASL improvement

QUESTIONS:

What is the main focus of this course?

  • This course focuses on learning to sign essential occupational vocabulary in ASL. These words will be combined with fingerspelled names and extra words to create sentences, questions, and dialogues.

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. All necessary signs are taught step by step in the course.

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 ASL signing and recognition skills.

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.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Students will learn to sign and understand thirty-three (33) occupational vocabulary words in American Sign Language
  2. Group 1 vocab: ACCOUNTANT, ACTOR, ATHLETE, ARCHITECT, CARPENTER, CASHIER, CHEF, CHIROPRACTOR, COMEDIAN, DENTIST, DOCTOR
  3. Group 2 vocab: DRIVER, ENGINEER, FARMER, FIREFIGHTER, INTERPRETER, JUDGE, LAWYER, MAGICIAN, MANAGER, MODEL, NURSE
  4. Group 3 vocab: PHOTOGRAPHER, PILOT, POLICE OFFICER, PLUMBER, PRESIDENT, REPORTER, SCIENTIST, SERVER, SOCIAL WORKER, SOLDIER, TEACHER
  5. Students will learn to combine occupation signs, fingerspelled names, and extra vocabulary to create sentences, questions, and dialogues