In this course, students will build on the foundational skills they learned in American Sign Language 1 to develop greater fluency, breadth, and flexibility in their American Sign Language (ASL) skills. Students will significantly expand their working vocabularies to allow for conversation on a wider range of subject matters. Additionally, they will increase their understanding of ASL sentence structure, facial grammar, and conversational protocols. An expanded focus on the context of Deaf Culture will prepare students for more varied interactions in ASL. Students will develop increased expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills. Topics covered include descriptions of people, possessive pronouns, giving directions, cardinal and ordinal numbers, advanced money concepts, patterns and designs, role shifting, and rankings by age.
American Sign Language 2
Year 2021 – 2022
Monday, September 13, 2021 – Friday, May 13, 2022
University of Hawai’i
American Sign Language 1