American Sign Language for Grades 7th-12th (1:00)
Course: American Sign Language for Grades 7th-12th (1:00)
Instructor: Maria Perrot
Curriculum: A variety of resources that I provide the class (books, dictionaries, film clips). Please have a 3 ring binder and pencil pouch.
Did you know that American Sign Language is accepted as a foreign language credit? The reason why is because American Sign Language has its own unique syntax and grammar, as well as cultural and linguistic references. Together we will study the history of the Deaf, the creation of American Sign Language, and the cultural norms of communicating within the Deaf community. This class will discuss the aspects unique to the language, such as directional signs, numeration/pluralization, and how the size, shape, rate and rhythm of signs, along with facial expressions can change the meaning and intent of the message conveyed. The class will have reading assignments, as well as ASL expressive and receptive activities and evaluations and a final project each semester. Maria Perrot has a degree in Deaf Education and Interpreting from UNCG. She has been a professional Sign Language Interpreter for over 20 years, and along the way has interpreted in the public schools, taught at the Central North Carolina School for the Deaf, interpreted for the Deaf community, and interpreted post-secondary classes at many of the local universities. Her specialty niche is theatrical interpreting, and she can be seen performing at many of the area theaters. A field trip might be in the works! (26 weeks)