American Sign Language I

Course Number: 538/539

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Language Other Than English “E” Requirement. Satisfies one year of the World Language graduation requirement.

Course Description:
Students are introduced to the basic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf culture. Students develop basic skills in vocabulary and grammar to meet communication needs. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of both comprehension and expressive skills via signing in front of their class, with a partner, in a small group and in large group participation.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Sign Naturally Units 1-6 Student Workbook. ISBN: 978-1-58121-210-5
  • For Hearing People Only. 4th edition. Vol 1. ISBN-13: 978-0970587602

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Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes