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American Sign Language - Basic Skills Ontario College Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    Students will learn abstract concepts dealing with the environment outside of the classroom. Students will also be introduced to the Deaf Culture where language, values, rules and traditions will be explored. This program will give graduates sufficient skills to enable them to communicate, at a basic level, with members of the Deaf Community in a variety of situations. This is not an Interpretor Training program. The program consists of seven courses which must be taken in sequence, except for the Social Dynamics of the Deaf Culture course which may be taken at any time after the American Sign Language 103 course. A joint Conestoga College Continuing Education and Canadian Hearing Society Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program requirements. In addition to classroom instruction, students are advised there are 18 hours of independent study in each course.
  • Entry requirements
    The program will be of interest to those who wish to develop sign language concepts and use basic American Sign Language skills.
  • Academic Title
    American Sign Language - Basic Skills Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    ASL1010      American Sign Language 101
    Description: This introductory course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and with basic communicative competencies. Students learn to handle basic everyday communication: exchanging information, identifying others and giving simple directions. Topics centre around personal information and the immediate environment. Grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on developing question and answer skills. Cultural notes and videotapes provide information on Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    ASL1020     American Sign Language 102

    Description: The purpose of the second course in American Sign Language (ASL) is to further the student's abilities by refining the skills learned/retained in the 101 course. The student learns to handle talking about activities, time concepts, asking for repetition, giving directions, describing others, and making requests. Grammar is introduced in context with an emphasis on using question and answer skills, directions, and descriptions. Cultural notes and videotapes provide information on Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ASL1010

    ASL1030     American Sign Language 103
    Description: The third course in American Sign Language (ASL) will enable the students to complete the book and videotext of Level 1. Students will be able to rehearse conversation, and correct information to minimize misunderstandings. Talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others and talking about routines will be the major topics.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ASL1020

    ASL1040     American Sign Language 201

    Description: The purpose of this course is to further the student's abilities by refining the skills learned in and retained from American Sign Language 103. The student learns to handle locating things around the house, complaining and making suggestions and requests. Whereas Level 1 introduced language concepts related to people, places and things within the immediate environment, Level 2 encourages students to talk about people in a more abstract way and to talk about the environment outside the classroom; for example, at home or in other parts of the country. Students also learn to narrate events that occurred in the past, as opposed to telling what is happening currently.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ASL1030

    ASL1050     American Sign Language 202
    Description: This course in American Sign Language (ASL) is to further the student's abilities by refining the skills learned in American Sign Language 201. Level 2 encourages students to talk about people in a more abstract way and talk about the environment outside the classroom; for example, at home or in other parts of the country. Students also learn to narrate events that occurred in the past, as opposed to telling what is happening currently. Students learn to handle exchanging personal information about life events and describing and identifying things.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ASL1040

    ASL1060     American Sign Language 203

    Description: This course in American Sign Language (ASL) is to further the student's abilities by refining the skills learned/retained in American Sign Language 202. Level 2 encourages students to talk about people in a more abstract way and to talk about the environment outside of the classroom; for example, at home or in other parts of the country. Students also learn to narrate events that occurred in the past, as opposed to telling what is happening currently. Students learn to handle talking about the weekend, as well as reviewing all units during the 'cumulative review' (units 13-17).
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ASL1050

    ASL1070     Social Dynamics Of The Deaf Culture
    Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce and discuss various features of Deaf Culture. Five features of Deaf Culture are: Language and Traditions, Values, Group Norms, Rules of Social Interaction and Identity. Students will watch and discuss tapes; learn the difference between Deaf and hearing culture; discuss culture and community and their implications of Deaf Culture/Community; discuss articles relating to Deaf Culture; discuss various Deaf organizations. This course is supplementary to core sign language courses (i.e. 201, 202, 203).
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ASL1030

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