American Sign Language 4
Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 4

Description:  ASL 4 is a time for students to put their vocabulary in action.  How? By giving presentations on different health ailments, reporting on different cultures and by telling stories.  They will explore OIC movies to learn how deaf people communicate differently.  Through these avenues, the students will be evaluated by specific ASL Grammar requirements to ensure enhanced skills.

Students have the opportunity to perform with their class at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase.   

Note:  This class will be scheduled according to the enrolled students' availability.  It may be shortened to 60 minutes in length or combined with Sign Language 3.

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:  $225, $235 or $245 per semester (depending on registration date)
: Grades 8-12 or tutor approval
Prerequisite: Sign Language 3 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 good dictionary is The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary by Richard A. Tennant and Marianne Gluszak Brown, however the student can access many online dictionaries at no cost.

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