Students taking the ASL I class will attain basic-intermediate ASL proficiency. Areas covered will be the alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, personal pronouns, introductions, use of space, ASL sentence types, non-manuals, classifiers, directional verbs, adjectives, 2-person dialogues, technology, and ASL culture. Students will get individualized attention during class for sign production and receptive skills (reading the instructor’s signs). This is a rigorous, but fun course. Each student must have a fairly new, functioning microphone headset and a webcam. Webcam presence is required!
“I was in your ASL I, II, and Conversational ASL classes. Today at the community college where I’m taking classes I tested out of their Beginning ASL 101 and 102 classes. I just wanted to thank you for preparing me so well. I’ll be taking Intermediate ASL 201 in the spring semester!” Anna C, student
“Mr Dally’s ASL 1 class has been a wonderful experience for my eighth grade daughter. His enthusiasm and excellent teaching have sparked major interest. As my daughter has recently begun ASL conversation coaching with a local interpreter, we were told that the work she is doing in class is college-level and is preparing her very well for future study. We have nothing but high praise for Mr Dally and his classes!” Christine H, mom
“Hello Mr. Dally, this is Andrew’s mom. I thought I’d share with you a neat observation of how ASL is helping Andrew. As you know, Andrew has autism. As such, when he talks with people he does not always maintain eye contact. Well, that is beginning to change and it’s because of ASL and the emphasis that you place on facial expressions and eye contact when signing. As a mom, it’s awesome to watch Andrew progress in his communication skills. That is awesome. Thank you for all you do!“ Michele B, mom