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American Sign Language 1


Year 2023 – 2024

Monday, September 11, 2023 – Friday, May 10, 2024


Introduction to American Sign Language (Middle) or None (Upper)


MIddle or Upper

This is the introductory course in an Upper School American Sign Language (ASL) sequence. In this course, students will advance in their study of ASL and Deaf Culture. Students will develop both expressive and receptive signing skills, consolidating fingerspelling and numbers, and continuing with a basic vocabulary. Students will also be introduced to ASL grammar, discovering that it is a fully independent linguistic system, distinct from American English. Finally, students will master the basic conversational and cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL.


Subject Area



Credit Type

Middle, Upper

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No