In a Basic class you’ll find a new approach to learning American Sign Language (ASL). Have you tried learning from a book or through online instruction and still have no clue? This course teaches shapes, numbers, the alphabet, and introductory level conversations to enhance your ability to build upon the language.
Level 1 ASL focuses on basic vocabulary, grammar, reception and tools to make a smooth transition to learning a visual language.
Level 2 expands on vocabulary and grammatical knowledge, while providing exercises to increase comfort and fluency in using the body, face and hands. This class runs once a week for 6 weeks. Note: If you have not taken a class with us before, please reach out for a placement interview.
Conversation classes use a “natural” conversation mode in order to increase fluency. Heavy concentration will be placed on telling stories that are clear, coherent, interesting and culturally appropriate. Note: If you have not taken a class with us before, please reach out for a placement interview.
Level 3 teaches advanced grammar, syntax and improves fingerspelling production. Focus is on basic classifiers, quantifiers and locatives. Note: If you have not taken a class with us before, please reach out for a placement interview.
Level 5 further instructs advanced grammar and syntax, while introducing semantics with focus on topicalization, conjunctions and distributional aspects. Note: If you have not taken a class with us before, please reach out for a placement interview.
Level 6 provides a cumulative review of vocabulary, grammar and syntax of previous levels in preparation of “conversation” level. Note: If you have not taken a class with us before, please reach out for a placement interview.
Level 4 continues teaching advanced grammar and syntax with a strong focus on mass quantity classifiers, directional verbs and numeral incorporation. Note: If you have not taken a class with us before, please reach out for a placement interview.
Learn how to communicate without words! This class will focus on basic conversational American Sign Language vocabulary and discussions about Deaf culture and community. We will learn conversational signs, NYC-based signs, finger spelling, what an “accent” looks like and how to communicate using our hands, bodies, and facial expressions. Did you...
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American Sign Language (ASL) is a mode of communication used for deaf Americans and Canadians. ASL will introduce you to communication with the deaf and hearing-impaired. Teachers and human services professionals can use this course for professional Development and continuing education. May also be used for personal growth in communication.
This course is designed to develop basic conversational sign vocabulary, expressive/receptive finger spelling skills, facial expressions, and the appreciation of the language used by deaf/hearing-impaired people. This course is for true beginners. Course Requirement: Textbook required: A Basic Course in Sign Language - Second Edition ISBN # 978-0932666420...
The second level of American Sign Language is designed for students who have either participated in level 1 here at The Brainery or have prior experience using ASL. The course will develop story telling skills using classifiers, additional vocabulary, more complex ideas, and visual descriptions. We will also reinforce fingerspelling...