A continuation of basic aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) taught in ASL 1 - its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax, and grammar. Student will continue to focus on fingerspelling, numbers, facial grammar, and sentence structure. Students will also further develop the conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation. More challenging examples of Deaf humor will be presented as will as additional cultural information to aid student development of awareness of and appreciation or the unique linguistic relationship between language and culture among those deaf/hard-of- hearing individuals who use ASL to communicate.
Successful completion of ASL 1