American Sign Language

ASL 101 – Units 1-3

(scroll down for ASL 102)

American Sign Language (ASL) is the main method of communication used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States. ASL is a visual-based language that is expressed by facial expressions and movements with the hands.

ASL 101 explores the topics from Units 1, 2, and 3 of the Signing Naturally Student Workbook: Introducing Oneself, Exchanging Personal Information, and Talking About Where You Live. By the end of the course, students will gain knowledge of basic Deaf Culture, a vocabulary of approximately 500 words, non-manual signals (facial expressions), mouth morphemes information, and the specific grammar rules used in ASL.

Also, this non-accredited course offers the student an opportunity to develop the communication skills needed in ASL to interact, socialize, or associate with Deaf people and is suitable for students who have previous experience with ASL.

 

*Workbook is mandatory for the course and will be available the first night of class.

*Limit of 12 students per session – first come first serve.

*ASL 101 is equivalent to ASL 1550 (Durham College) and ASL 101 (Canadian Hearing Services).

 

 

*Next Session

Fall 2024*

 

If you would like to be notified of the next session of ASL 101, please email info@durhamdeaf.org.

ASL 102 – Units 4-6

(Formally SN 1B)

American Sign Language (ASL) is the main method of communication used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States. ASL is a visual-based language that is expressed by facial expressions and movements with the hands.

This course is a continuation of ASL 101, so ASL 101 is a prerequisite for ASL 102. ASL 101 explores units 4, 5, and 6. The topics are as follows: Talking About Family, Talking About Everyday Activities, and Storytelling.

This non-accredited course offers the student an opportunity to develop the communication skills needed in ASL to interact, socialize, or associate with Deaf people.

 

*Workbook used in ASL 101 is used in ASL 102.

*Limit of 12 students per session – first come first serve.

*ASL 102 is equivalent to ASL 2550 (Durham College) and ASL 102 (Canadian Hearing Services).

 

*Next Session

TBA*

 

If you would like to be notified of the next session of ASL 102, please email info@durhamdeaf.org.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

Full refunds will be issued before classes begin. There will be a $30 cancellation fee if the student withdraws before the 3rd class and no refunds will be issued after the 3rd class.

DVDs and Workbooks are non-refundable.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

A prerequisite means a course that a student must have completed with a satisfactory grade prior to enrolling in the next level course. For prerequisite courses completed elsewhere, a certificate showing completion and passing of the course must be produced.

Durham Deaf Services

900 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1H2
Phone: (905) 579-3328 Voice/Text
Fax: (905) 728-1183                                            Email: info@durhamdeaf.org

Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs
8:30 - 4:30
​Fri - Sun: closed

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