About

ASL is the third most-used language in the United States. With this American Sign Language course you will be able to interact with the 500,000 people who use ASL every day and the 2 million who have ASL as a second language.

Learn a life skill that will benefit both your work and personal abilities through a comprehensive and easy to follow course. We have prepared nearly 70 videos for you to watch and practice signs, as many times as you want.

Learning American Sign Language with International Open Academy takes you beyond the basics:

  • You will master ASL grammar and vocabulary and be able to practice at your own pace
  • Humor, fun expressions and informal language
  • You will learn how to hold conversations, ask questions, tell jokes
  • Understand the history and background of American Sign Language
  • Discover more about Deaf etiquette so you feel comfortable in any situation

Requirements

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.

    Lessons

    Module 1: The Basics

    • What is ASL
    • Alphabet
    • Who Uses ASL
    • A Quick History of ASL
    • Getting Started

      Module 2: Numbers, Parameters and Grammar

      • Numbers
      • Parameters
      • Grammar and Structure

      Module 3: Introductions

      • Introduction Vocabulary
      • Name Sign
      • Deaf Etiquette
      • Facial Expressions

      Module 4: People & Places, Gender And Body Language

      • People and Places Vocabulary
      • Gender Distinction
      • Using Body Language

      Module 5: Conversation I

      • Conversational Vocabulary
      • Is ASL Universal
      • Questions Vs. Statements
      • Phonology in ASL

      Module 6: Job & Education, Lexicalized Signs And Morphology

      • Job/Education Vocabulary
      • Lexicalized Signs
      • Morphology in ASL

      Module 7: Descriptions, Classifiers And Syntax

      • Descriptions Vocabulary
      • Classifiers
      • ASL Syntax

      Module 8: Conversation II

      • Making Plans Vocabulary
      • Number Incorporation
      • Expressive Sentences
      • Variations in ASL
      • Improving Your Vocabulary

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Anyone who deals with the public - from shop assistants to social workers - will benefit from knowing ASL to better understand their Deaf customers and clients
      • People who are around Deaf people including family members and colleagues
      • Those losing your hearing and starting to feel isolated by your inability to understand and communicate as well as before
      • First responders or other medical professionals who need to communicate with everybody, particularly in emergencies
      • Students interested in interpreting in the classroom, government agencies, museums, hospitals or on TV

        Career Path

        • Become a translator or interpreter in many professional fields including television
        • Teachers and classroom assistants who know ASL will be a great asset to the classroom
        • ASL fluency is needed for specialized careers in health, education, and therapy

        Certification

        You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

        Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

        All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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        About

        ASL is the third most-used language in the United States. With this American Sign Language course you will be able to interact with the 500,000 people who use ASL every day and the 2 million who have ASL as a second language.

        Learn a life skill that will benefit both your work and personal abilities through a comprehensive and easy to follow course. We have prepared nearly 70 videos for you to watch and practice signs, as many times as you want.

        Learning American Sign Language with International Open Academy takes you beyond the basics:

        • You will master ASL grammar and vocabulary and be able to practice at your own pace
        • Humor, fun expressions and informal language
        • You will learn how to hold conversations, ask questions, tell jokes
        • Understand the history and background of American Sign Language
        • Discover more about Deaf etiquette so you feel comfortable in any situation

        Requirements

        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.

          Lessons

          Module 1: The Basics

          • What is ASL
          • Alphabet
          • Who Uses ASL
          • A Quick History of ASL
          • Getting Started

            Module 2: Numbers, Parameters and Grammar

            • Numbers
            • Parameters
            • Grammar and Structure

            Module 3: Introductions

            • Introduction Vocabulary
            • Name Sign
            • Deaf Etiquette
            • Facial Expressions

            Module 4: People & Places, Gender And Body Language

            • People and Places Vocabulary
            • Gender Distinction
            • Using Body Language

            Module 5: Conversation I

            • Conversational Vocabulary
            • Is ASL Universal
            • Questions Vs. Statements
            • Phonology in ASL

            Module 6: Job & Education, Lexicalized Signs And Morphology

            • Job/Education Vocabulary
            • Lexicalized Signs
            • Morphology in ASL

            Module 7: Descriptions, Classifiers And Syntax

            • Descriptions Vocabulary
            • Classifiers
            • ASL Syntax

            Module 8: Conversation II

            • Making Plans Vocabulary
            • Number Incorporation
            • Expressive Sentences
            • Variations in ASL
            • Improving Your Vocabulary

            Career

            Who is this course for?

            • Anyone who deals with the public - from shop assistants to social workers - will benefit from knowing ASL to better understand their Deaf customers and clients
            • People who are around Deaf people including family members and colleagues
            • Those losing your hearing and starting to feel isolated by your inability to understand and communicate as well as before
            • First responders or other medical professionals who need to communicate with everybody, particularly in emergencies
            • Students interested in interpreting in the classroom, government agencies, museums, hospitals or on TV

              Career Path

              • Become a translator or interpreter in many professional fields including television
              • Teachers and classroom assistants who know ASL will be a great asset to the classroom
              • ASL fluency is needed for specialized careers in health, education, and therapy

              Certification

              You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

              Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

              All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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              140511 Students

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              Guarantee

              highlight

              Accredited

              highlight

              Accredited