In this course, students build on the foundational skills they learned in American Sign Language 1 to develop greater fluency, breadth, and flexibility in American Sign Language (ASL). Students significantly expand their working vocabularies to allow for conversations on a wider range of subject matters. Additionally, they increase their understanding of ASL sentence structure, facial grammar, and conversational protocols. An expanded focus on the context of Deaf Culture prepares students for more varied interactions in ASL. Students 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 2022 – 2023
September 12, 2022 – May 12, 2023
University of Hawai’i
American Sign Language 1