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American Sign Language 1 Acceleration

$1,000

Summer 2022

June 13 – August 5, 2022

Cory Park

University of Hawai’i

Prerequisites

None

Credit

Upper

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. Students develop both expressive and receptive signing skills, beginning with fingerspelling and numbers, then continuing with basic vocabulary. Students are also introduced to ASL grammar, discovering that it is a fully independent linguistic system, distinct from American English. Finally, students master the basic conversational and cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL.
NOTE: Acceleration Courses advance through one full year level over a single summer. Students should be prepared for a fast-moving experience with a significant workload.

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Credit

Upper