IN THIS COURSE, we’re going to learn a LOT of food vocabulary in American Sign Language (ASL). After we learn food vocabulary, we’ll explore verbs and pronouns. Once we’ve mastered vocabulary, verbs, and pronouns, we can put the puzzle pieces together and create sentences, questions, and dialogues. As always, there will be ongoing review to test your signing ability and recognition skills.
*** This course is designed to INCLUDE complete beginners without any prior knowledge of ASL. Previous ASL skills are welcome but NOT required.
IN THIS COURSE:
Students will learn forty (40) essential food vocabulary signs in ASL
Group 1 words: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, BACON, BEANS, BUTTER, CANDY, CARROT, CHEESE, COCONUT
Group 2 words: COFFEE, CORN, EGGS, FOOD, FRUIT, HAMBURGER, ICE CREAM, JUICE, MILKSHAKE, ONION
Group 3 words: ORANGE, PANCAKES, PASTA, PEAR, PEPPER, PINEAPPLE, PIZZA, POPCORN, PORK, PRETZEL
Group 4 words: SALAD, SALT, SAUSAGE, SMOOTHIE, SODA, SOUP, SOUR CREAM, STRAWBERRY, TEA, WATER
Students will learn to sign personal and possessive pronouns in ASL
Students will learn to combine vocabulary, pronouns, and verbs to create sentences, questions, and dialogues
Students will learn the correct facial expressions and head movements to communicate questions
Students will race a timer as they sign vocabulary words, sentences, and questions
Each individual sign will be taught step by step 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 course
AFTER TAKING THIS COURSE:
Students will know how to sign and understand forty (40) ASL food vocabulary words
Students will be able to create sentences, questions, and dialogues using vocabulary, pronouns, and verbs
Students will have a larger vocabulary and understand the mechanics of each sign taught in the course
Students will be more confident as they continue their journey of ASL improvement
What is the main focus of this course?
This course focuses on learning to sign essential food vocabulary words in ASL. These words will be combined with verbs and pronouns to create sentences, questions, and dialogues.
Do I need to have prior knowledge or experience with ASL before taking this class?
No. This course is designed for complete beginners 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 sections of review and testing where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your 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 meningitis. 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.