MP4 | Video: h264, 1280x720 | Audio: AAC, 44100 Hz
Language: English | Size: 3.04 GB | Duration: 3h 28m
IN THIS COURSE, you're going to learn to sign thirty-six (36) countries in American Sign Language (ASL).
The countries will be divided into separate groups to promote bite by bite learning with ongoing review. After you've mastered the country signs, we'll review ASL personal pronouns and learn thirteen (13) additional vocabulary signs. We'll combine the country signs, pronouns, and additional vocabulary to create six (6) kinds of sentences in ASL. You'll get a lot of hands-on practice using what is taught in this course. There are also multiple testing and review sections of increasing difficulty to guarantee improvement of your signing and recognition skills.
*** This course is designed for complete bners without any prior knowledge of ASL. Previous ASL skills are welcome but NOT required.
IN THIS COURSE:
Students will learn to sign thirty-six (36) countries and use them in six (6) different kinds of sentences in ASL.
Group 1 countries: AMERICA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHINA, COLOMBIA, FINLAND, FRANCE.
Group 2 countries: GERMANY, GREECE, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, IRELAND, ITALY, JAPAN.
Group 3 countries: MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORTH KOREA, NORWAY, PANAMA, POLAND, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA.
Group 4 countries: SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM, VIETNAM.
Students will learn and review the ASL personal pronouns as preparation for signing complete sentences.
Students will learn the following additional vocabulary: ABOUT, DRIVE, FINISH, FLY, GO, LEARN, MOVE, NIGHT, NOW, PLAN, SOMEDAY, TOMORROW, TOUCH.
Students will get hands-on practice learning and signing six (6) kinds of unique sentences in ASL.
Students will race a r to improve proficiency as they practice signing vocabulary and complete sentences.
Students will see English sentences translated into ASL using ASL grammar rules.
Students will learn signs individually 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 lessons.
AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:
Students will be able to sign and understand thirty-six (36) countries in ASL.
Students will be able to use the vocabulary to sign six (6) unique kinds of sentences.
Students will be confident using and understanding ASL personal pronouns.
Students will feel more confident as they continue improving their ASL skills.
A desire to learn, improve, and be more confident signing in ASL
A desire to enrich ASL vocabulary and communication skills
A computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the study material
What is the main focus of this course
This course focuses on learning to sign and understand thirty-six (36) countries in American Sign Language (ASL). Personal pronouns and extra vocabulary signs will also be taught in order for students to learn how to create six (6) kinds of complete sentences in ASL. Students will learn useful words, sign complete sentences, and communicate questions in ASL with correct facial expressions.
Do I need to have prior knowledge or experience with ASL before taking this class
No. This course is designed for complete bners 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 review and testing sections where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their 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 meniis. 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.