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American Sign Language Fingerspelling A

ASL 113

American Sign Language Fingerspelling A

ASL 113

Course Description

Introduces the smallest meaningful units of American Sign Language. Focuses on fingerspelling as a part of the communication process of American Sign Language in order to recognize and generate hand shapes and numbers used in American Sign Language. Addresses expressive and receptive skills. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Increase receptive fingerspelling skills.

Objectives:

  • Recognize fingerspelled words at or near functional speed in the context of a conversation.
  • Require fewer repetitions of a fingerspelled word before recognizing it in the context of a sentence or story.
  • Recall and recognize alternate handshapes of certain fingerspelled letters in context.
  • Know and recognize the manual alphabet and numbers in ASL.
  • Recognize fingerspelled "loan" signs.

Increase production skills in expressive fingerspelling.

Objectives:

  • Increase functionality of fingerspelling.
  • Increase speed of fingerspelling.
  • Produce the manual alphabet and numbers.
  • Choose and produce palm orientation, location, movement and handshape of numbers in expressing cardinal, ordinal, time and age numbers.
  • Demonstrate production of fingerspelled "loan" signs when prompted.

Demonstrate ability to interact with others using ASL.

Objectives:

  • Practice the rules of ASL to use fingerspelling appropriately.
  • Use fingerspelling as a part of ASL to interact with members of the signing community.
  • Communicate with other students using ASL, including fingerspelling.