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American Sign Language

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  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 80495 Students Enrolled

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Give your brain a boost by learning another language and break down communication barriers between you and millions of ASL users


American sign language is a thriving language, separate from English, used throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and some other parts of the world. While no census has been undertaken to determine the exact number of ASL speakers, most studies show the number to range between 250,000 and 500,000 native ASL speakers, with some 2 million more having a grasp of the language as a secondary or third language. Learning ASL allows you to communicate with any of these people, in any situation.

Whether you're seeking self-improvement and personal growth, work with the deaf community, or have friends or family members who are either deaf or are losing their hearing, learning American Sign Language, or ASL, can be immensely valuable to you. In addition to improving your skillset and learning a new language, you will learn how to use your body language and facial expressions to communicate, which can benefit you in every walk of life, including vocal communication.

Learning sign language is a great way to give back to your community by allowing you to communicate with deaf members of your neighborhood. It also allows you to facilitate communication in multiple fields, and can be highly beneficial for teachers, persons working in customer service and sales, and for those working with children in any capacity.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

This ASL course will walk you through the fundamentals of sign language with interactive video lessons to teach you how to begin communicating with the deaf community. You will learn the most important signs to get you started, fingerspelling, grammar, theory, and much more, so that when you complete this course, you will be able to ask questions, chat, and you will have a strong base for easily learning more signs. Because there are several thousand signs in ASL, this course is designed to give you a strong understanding of the fundamentals you need to communicate in ASL, rather than giving you a dictionary of every sign available. This will allow you to master what you need to begin communication, and then move on to increasing your vocabulary at your own pace.

The Basics – Learn the alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, introductions, greetings, and names, so that you can introduce yourself, and get a conversation started.

Questions – Learn how to ask questions, how to phrase them, and how to ask about objects when you don't know the sign.

Work & Education – You will learn how to make appointments, ask the time, travel, use work titles, and much more.

Conversations – Learn how to talk about friends and family, how to use expressions to convey what you mean, how to ask questions and make statements, and how to describe actions and objects. This will allow you to have conversations about people, places, and things.

Theory – Master the fundamentals of grammar, structure, and rules to ensure that you have a good base for learning and speaking ASL.

Etiquette – You will walk away with an understanding of deaf etiquette, so that you can approach any situation as politely and appropriately as possible.

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to get started with American Sign Language to enhance their communication skills.

With in-depth video tutorials and lessons, explanations of theory and usage, and a format that allows you to study at your own pace, this course is designed to make learning ASL as easy and as friendly as possible. Even if you're not planning to use ASL right away, learning it can be beneficial to you, your career, and your communication skills.

Reserve your place in our crash course in ASL to get started with one of the most vibrant and interactive languages on the America. Learn through interactive video hosted by a licensed ASL teacher, and study at your own pace to master the signs you need to communicate with others. All of our courses are backed by a full 14-day guarantee and accredited by the International Council for Online Education Standards.

After completing this course, you could:

  • Continue your education in ASL, towards becoming fully fluent
  • Explore the many careers that involve working with and assisting the deaf community
  • Be better able to communicate with deaf friends, family, and coworkers

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

Module 1: The Basics
  • 1.1 What is ASL
  • 1.2 Alphabet
  • 1.3 Who Uses ASL
  • 1.4 A Quick History of ASL
  • 1.5 Getting Started
Module 2: Numbers, Parameters And Grammar
  • 2.1 Numbers
  • 2.2 Parameters
  • 2.3. Grammar and Structure
Module 3: Introductions
  • 3.1 Introduction Vocabulary
  • 3.2 Name Sign
  • 3.3 Deaf Etiquette
  • 3.4 Facial Expressions
Module 4: People & Places, Gender And Body Language
  • 4.1 People and Places Vocabulary
  • 4.2 Gender Distinction
  • 4.3 Using Body Language
Module 5: Conversation I
  • 5.1 Conversational Vocabulary
  • 5.2 Is ASL Universal
  • 5.3 Questions Vs. Statements
  • 5.4 Phonology in ASL
Module 6: Job & Education, Lexicalized Signs And Morphology
  • 6.1 Job/Education Vocabulary
  • 6.2 Lexicalized Signs
  • 6.3 Morphology in ASL
Module 7: Descriptions, Classifiers And Syntax
  • 7.1 Descriptions Vocabulary
  • 7.2 Classifiers
  • 7.3 ASL Syntax
Module 8: Conversation Ii
  • 8.1 Making Plans Vocabulary
  • 8.2 Number Incorporation
  • 8.3 Expressive Sentences
  • 8.4 Variations in ASL
  • 8.5 Improving Your Vocabulary

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Jackie Haig

Jackie has a Masters in Adult Education and Bachelors in Deaf Studies. Currently she is a college instructor for ASL 1 and ASL 2. She has tutored, volunteered and facilitated many workshops and families who have limited sign language knowledge or experience to become more fluent.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Jackie Haig

Jackie has a Masters in Adult Education and Bachelors in Deaf Studies. Currently she is a college instructor for ASL 1 and ASL 2. She has tutored, volunteered and facilitated many workshops and families who have limited sign language knowledge or experience to become more fluent.

Module 1: The Basics
  • 1.1 What is ASL
  • 1.2 Alphabet
  • 1.3 Who Uses ASL
  • 1.4 A Quick History of ASL
  • 1.5 Getting Started
Module 2: Numbers, Parameters And Grammar
  • 2.1 Numbers
  • 2.2 Parameters
  • 2.3. Grammar and Structure
Module 3: Introductions
  • 3.1 Introduction Vocabulary
  • 3.2 Name Sign
  • 3.3 Deaf Etiquette
  • 3.4 Facial Expressions
Module 4: People & Places, Gender And Body Language
  • 4.1 People and Places Vocabulary
  • 4.2 Gender Distinction
  • 4.3 Using Body Language
Module 5: Conversation I
  • 5.1 Conversational Vocabulary
  • 5.2 Is ASL Universal
  • 5.3 Questions Vs. Statements
  • 5.4 Phonology in ASL
Module 6: Job & Education, Lexicalized Signs And Morphology
  • 6.1 Job/Education Vocabulary
  • 6.2 Lexicalized Signs
  • 6.3 Morphology in ASL
Module 7: Descriptions, Classifiers And Syntax
  • 7.1 Descriptions Vocabulary
  • 7.2 Classifiers
  • 7.3 ASL Syntax
Module 8: Conversation Ii
  • 8.1 Making Plans Vocabulary
  • 8.2 Number Incorporation
  • 8.3 Expressive Sentences
  • 8.4 Variations in ASL
  • 8.5 Improving Your Vocabulary

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

The course refreshed my memory on ASL and allowed me to practice my skills before making use of them in real life. Adil Dhanani - Canada

This course has already been a 100% total success and experience! I love this course and will sign up for more soon! Thanks for the continued encouragement! Beverly Celestain - United States

I grew up knowing some signs before I could talk but I lost a lot of it over the years. This course was a great refresher and it taught me a lot I didn't know! The video presentations were great and taught me how important facial expressions and body language are to the language! I have a better understanding of ASL now than I did before I took it. Melissa Moake - United States

The support team has helped me and even congratulated me once I finished the course which was something I wasn't expecting; but it was nice to feel like you had friend that helped you accomplish something that you've wanted to do. Kiya Childers - United States

The course was well laid out and the instructions were made clear for easy following. Therefore, I was able to absorb all this new information in a timely manner to be successful. I now feel confident in being able to communicate positively with someone in the Deaf community. I will definitely have to continue practicing my new language, but this course has development an awareness about the Deaf community and has given me the desire to continue learning and practicing. The videos were excellent. Nadine Tataryn - Canada

I am still in the process of completing ASL, but I am really enjoying it. I took an ASL course before where the instructor who was deaf mainly showed us the alphabet and conversational movements. This course also deals with the history of ASL which is information I never knew. Thank you. Terry Kelsey - Canada

The course refreshed my memory on ASL and allowed me to practice my skills before making use of them in real life. Adil Dhanani - Canada

This course has already been a 100% total success and experience! I love this course and will sign up for more soon! Thanks for the continued encouragement! Beverly Celestain - United States

I grew up knowing some signs before I could talk but I lost a lot of it over the years. This course was a great refresher and it taught me a lot I didn't know! The video presentations were great and taught me how important facial expressions and body language are to the language! I have a better understanding of ASL now than I did before I took it. Melissa Moake - United States

The support team has helped me and even congratulated me once I finished the course which was something I wasn't expecting; but it was nice to feel like you had friend that helped you accomplish something that you've wanted to do. Kiya Childers - United States

The course was well laid out and the instructions were made clear for easy following. Therefore, I was able to absorb all this new information in a timely manner to be successful. I now feel confident in being able to communicate positively with someone in the Deaf community. I will definitely have to continue practicing my new language, but this course has development an awareness about the Deaf community and has given me the desire to continue learning and practicing. The videos were excellent. Nadine Tataryn - Canada

I am still in the process of completing ASL, but I am really enjoying it. I took an ASL course before where the instructor who was deaf mainly showed us the alphabet and conversational movements. This course also deals with the history of ASL which is information I never knew. Thank you. Terry Kelsey - Canada

$ 119

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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • Recommended by 95% of Students
  • 24/7 Access
  • 80495 Students Enrolled
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