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.
Note: This class will be
scheduled according to the enrolled students' availability and it will be
shortened to 60 minutes in length.
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.)
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.
$142 per semester
Grades 8-12 or tutor approval
Prerequisite: Sign Language
3 or tutor approval
Homework and Expected Practice:
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