When you start any new language, you want to start conversing right away! Unlike all other languages, when English speaking students start learning American Sign Language they are fingerspelling within the first few weeks so there’s no delay in communicating in your new target language. Once students have the basics of letters and numbers mastered, they move on to the five sign parameters: handshape, palm orientation, location, movement, and facial expressions. Like all languages, students also learn parts of speech, and sentence word order and types. Learning happens in cultural context as students explore the history and physiology of deafness, and discrimination experienced by the hearing impaired.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will: