High School American Sign Language 1 Course
Dive into the rich world of American Sign Language with Excel High School's ASL 1 course. Designed for beginners, this course masterfully introduces you to the foundational hand movements, facial expressions, and body language essential to fluent ASL communication. Our unique approach combines video-based demonstrations of diverse signs and reinforcing lectures, ensuring you gain both confidence and competence in signing.
But learning ASL with us goes beyond just the language. Embark on a journey of understanding and appreciation for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Discover the innovations that facilitate communication, the challenges this community faces in daily life, and the inspiring figures who've left indelible marks on deaf culture. With the skills you acquire, not only will you be able to converse in a new language, but you'll also unlock a plethora of career opportunities in various sectors. Join us, and become part of the thriving ASL community.
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 1 introduces students to the basic hand movements and other body expressions of American Sign Language. This course uses useful educational enhancements, such as short video-based illustrations of various signs as well as reinforcing lecture videos, in order to help students confidently communicate in ASL. This course also increases students' awareness of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community by introducing students to the technologies used by deaf people, challenges faced by deaf people in school and the workplace, and important figures in deaf culture.
Textbook: American Sign Language 1 © Excel Education Systems, Inc. 2023
- Learn basic communication in American Sign Language
- Perform signs for the manual alphabet, asking questions, and indicating tenses.
- Demonstrate signs for colors, animals, emotions, school objects, holidays, and many more.
- Follow etiquette rules for sign conversations
- Define deaf culture and explain its history
- List career opportunities for those with ASL skills.
- Introduction to American Sign Language
- Getting to Know You & Others
- Sign Conversations
- Time & Weather
- Around the House & Food
- Technology & Travel
- Around Town & the Workplace
- Other Situations
- Being Deaf at School
- Interdisciplinary Involvement with the d/Deaf
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%
How Much Does It Cost?
Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality education accessible for every student.
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Single course options at Excel High School range in price depending on their difficulty. Single course prices are below:
- Standard High School Courses: $225
- Honors High School Courses: $325
- (AP) High School Courses: $599
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