American Sign Language 1- Thursday

American Sign Language 1 (Thursdays)

Grade Level: 8th – 12th grades

Ages: 14 & up

Classes Meet: Thursdays

Semester 1: Thursday, September 8th – December 1st, 2022 

Semester 2: Thursday, January 12th – March 30th, 2023.

(December 8th and April 6th will be make-up days if needed.)

Times: 11: 00  – 11:50

Instructor: Tracy Paxson


Tuition / Fees:

$300.00 tuition ($150.00 per semester).  An enrollment fee of $50 is due within 2 weeks of registration for the first semester and another $50 deposit will be due for the second semester by 11/7/22. Both will come off of your tuition for each semester. The enrollment fee is non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.  This class fills up quickly.

This is FULL year-long class. 

If your child has special needs, please contact the teacher directly.

Course Description:

ASL is claimed to be the third most-commonly used language in the United States.  This is a year-long class structured to cover the basics of Deaf culture, Deaf history and the language as a whole.  Your student will focus on the fundamentals of grammar, facial expressions, vocabulary, finger spelling and numbers.  ASL will be taught within contexts related to general surroundings and everyday life experiences. Class participation, weekly reading assignments, quizzes and exams will help to attain comprehension.  We will be using the book Master ASL!.  Students must purchase this book.  Below are links to purchase the book.  If you are unable to find the book, please let me know.  Some former students may be willing to sell.

*5 min/12 max

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This course is a prerequisite for ASL 2 which will be offered in 2022/23.  Your high school student will earn 1 credit/ semester, with 2 credits for a full year.