Sign Language 3
Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik
Email: jmann2@comcast.net
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description:  This class will build on the skills learned in ASL 2, increased usage of facial expressions and ASL structure. Students will learn to build language skills such as: Expanded student discourse, Advanced ASL structure and vocabulary, Role-shift variations, Formal storytelling, Formal/Informal presentations.

Students have the opportunity to perform with their class at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase.   ($5 has been added to the cost of the class to help cover performance expenses.)

Note:  This class may be shortened to 60 minutes in length depending on enrollment.

The Christmas Celebration date is Thursday, December 17, 2020. (Alternate date is Thursday, December 10.) The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 


Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik has an AAS in Sign Language Interpreting & Transliterating from Saint Paul Technical College. In 2008, Jill became a nationally certified interpreter through the Registered Interpreters for the Deaf, RID. She is a CODA, Child Of Deaf Adults. Because her parents are deaf, her first language is ASL. She enjoys meeting new people while working as an interpreter in education, freelance and video relay. She has received a BA from Metropolitan State University in Multicultural Studies. She is eager to share the language that she is passionate about to others in the community.

Cost:  $205 per semester
Level: Grades 8-12 or tutor approval
Prerequisite: Sign Language 2 or tutor approval
Homework and Expected Practice: 20 minutes/day
Optional Text: (to be purchased by parents) Signing Naturally, Student Workbook Level 2, and Signing Naturally, Student Workbook Level 3, by DawnSignPress. A sign language dictionary is highly encouraged. Recommended is The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary by Richard A. Tennant and Marianne Gluszak Brown

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