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American Sign Language Level 1 (WS)

ID : 63263   
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In this course, learners begin their journey of confidence and fluency in ASL in a safe and non-judgmental environment. You will learn basic skills for conversing in ASL and gain an appreciation for Deaf/deaf culture through language related skills and readings. Topics of focus will be: "Introduction of Self & Others"; "Exchanging Personal Information", and "Talking About Where You Live". Emphasis will also be on the ASL alphabet through the ability to fingerspell and recognize fingerspelling as well as following classroom instructions via signing; narrate about your language background; and practice using different strategies to ask for a sign and/or to repeat.  Additional BASIC vocabulary topics of focus will be: basic cardinal (also known as counting) numbers;“Wh-signs”, basic ethnicity/nation signs, personal and possessive pronouns, time, colors, and gender specific signs using noun-verb agreement.

Learners will need to purchase their text directly from Harris Communications “Signing Naturally Student Workbook Units 1-6.“ This text is used for ASL 1 and 2.  
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Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Brent Rekstad 

CEUs : 1.2



Please read: 
  • Students are required to purchase “Signing Naturally Units 1-6. This text is used for ASL 1 and 2. Students please order through Harris Communications at or 800-825-6758, 952-906-1180 TTY.
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    Registration Closes On
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

    Schedule Information

    Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
    2/13/2020 - 3/19/2020 Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Normandale (Bloomington), P2844  Map, Room: P2844 Brent Rekstad 

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    American Sign Language Level 1 (WS)
    ID: 63264

    04/14/20 - 05/19/20
    Weekly - Tue
    6 sessions.


    Brent Rekstad

    Contact Us! - 952.358.8343
    Normandale Community College - Continuing Education

    9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

    A member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System