Course Description for Advanced ASL Conversational Skills
Advanced ASL Conversational Skills
Description: This is designed to continue development of conversational skills in American Sign Language. Students will use the vocabulary and the skills that they learned in ASL-III and IV as support to communicate with individuals who are Deaf and to refine the grammatical and linguistic structure of ASL. This course is also a preparatory course for internship. The content of the course will focus on two parts: conversation with Deaf and culture of the Deaf. The course requires a mandatory field experience at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. This course also focuses on the educational application of the principles of sign communication. Procedures and strategies for effective communication in the educational setting are discussed. Feedback on communicative effectiveness is provided. During the class, time will be devoted to both skill development and an understanding of current research and literature concerning sign language in education.
Availability: One semester per year