American Sign Language Classes

 

Courses are currently in session…

Our next 8-week course will be the week of April 26 – June 14, 2021

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN APRIL 1 – APRIL 15, 2021  

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 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carly Hiser at Chiser@iowaschoolforthedeaf.org

 

ASL 101:  ASL Bravo Lessons 1-4

This 8-week course is being designed for beginning ASL students.  It includes the vocabulary, grammar, and Deaf culture in the real world using the Bravo Family Curriculum through the Described and Captioned Media Program, DCMP.  Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce the typical morning routine signs, breakfast and dining signs, household signs, and food-related signs from lessons 1 through 4.  (This class is offered once a week Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 1 PM – 2 PM, 6 PM – 7 PM and 7 PM – 8 PM)

ASL 101 Registration

 

ASL 102:  ASL Bravo Lessons 5-8

This 8-week course is being designed for beginning ASL students.  It includes the vocabulary, grammar, and Deaf culture in the real world using the Bravo Family Curriculum through the Described and Captioned Media Program, DCMP.  Lesson 5 will review lessons 1-4, including the new sentences, humorous dialogues, and a story.  Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce the colors, the manual alphabet, school, and numbers from lessons 6 through 8.  Prerequisites:  ASL 101. (This class is offered once a week Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 1 PM – 2 PM, 6 PM – 7 PM, 7 PM – 8 PM)

ASL 102 Registration

 

ASL 103:  ASL Bravo Lessons 9-12

This 8-week course is being designed for beginning ASL students.  It includes the vocabulary, grammar, and Deaf culture in the real world using the Bravo Family Curriculum through the Described and Captioned Media Program, DCMP.   Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce money, banking, nature, sports, activities, and some medical signs from lessons 9 through 12.  Prerequisites:  ASL 102. (This class is offered once a week Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 6 PM – 7 PM, and 7 PM – 8 PM)

ASL 103 Registration

 

ASL 104:  ASL Bravo Lessons 13-15

This 8-week course is being designed for beginning ASL students.  It includes the vocabulary, grammar, and Deaf culture in the real world using the Bravo Family Curriculum through the Described and Captioned Media Program, DCMP.   Billy Seago and the Bravo family introduce the work-related, and clothing, and shopping signs from lessons 13 through 15.  Prerequisites:  ASL 103. (This class is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 6 PM – 7 PM and 7 PM – 8 PM)

ASL 104 Registration

 

ASL 201:  ASL Fingerspelling

This 8-week course is for students who have already completed at least four courses in ASL and have a basic knowledge of fundamental signs.  The fingerspelling in this course includes not only commonly spelled nouns but also lexicalized fingerspelling and sign-fingerspelling compounds. The students will become more fluent in their receptive and expressive skills in fingerspelling and will gain a deeper understanding of strategies that will enhance expressive and receptive abilities. (This class is not being offered at this time)

 ASL 201 Registration

 

ASL 202:  ASL Numbers

This 8-week course is for students who have already completed at least four courses in ASL and have a basic knowledge of fundamental signs. This course gives access to ASL in numbers and concepts involving numbers, quantities, measurements, age, sports, and more! Students will become more fluent in their receptive and expressive skills with ASL numbering. (This class is not being offered at this time)

 ASL 202 Registration

 

ASL 203:  ASL Classifiers

This 8-week course is for students who have already completed at least four courses in ASL and have a basic knowledge of fundamental signs.  Classifiers in ASL are used to describe things in the world. how they behave, and how we use them.  There are 8 types of classifiers in ASL; Size and Shape Specifiers, Semantic, Body Part, Tool and Instrument, Body, Element, Plural, and Locative.  Students will have the opportunity to learn more about each type of classifier. (This class is not being offered at this time)

ASL 203 Registration

 

ASL 204:  ASL Storytelling* / **

ASL is a rich visual language that is perfect for storytelling. Whether you want to tell your own stories or sign stories from books, this eight-week course designed for parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with Deaf and hard of hearing students in Iowa is for you!  Our Deaf instructor will provide you with tools to support your child/student’s language needs through interaction and storytelling.  Course participants will be introduced to a variety of storytelling techniques to help them bring their characters, settings, and plots to life in American Sign Language.  *This class will only be offered weekly on Tuesdays 6 PM – 7 PM / ** Deaf Instructor, no interpreter is provided

 ASL 204 Registration

 

ASL 301:  Cultural Meditation* / **

This 8-week course will provide an introduction to American Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. Participants will gain an understanding of the most important aspects of the Deaf experience. Topics explored may include but are not limited to cultural norms, disability vs. culture, Deaf arts, historically significant events, power & oppression, and varying perspectives on the cultural debates happening within the Deaf and hearing communities. *This class is not being offered at this time* ** Deaf Instructor, no interpreter is provided

ASL 301 Registration

Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


PH: 712.366.0571