Welcome to American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1)
American Sign Language 1 (ASL 1) is a visual language. It is primarily used by Deaf people in the Deaf community. Like any spoken language, ASL has its own grammar and syntax. The elements of this language consists of hands, face, and body movement.
Most colleges and universities are offering ASL courses, Deaf studies, and ASL interpreting practicum in the United States. There are great career opportunities in the Deaf community -- ASL interpreters, Deaf schools,, Deaf services, Deaf advocacy, and hearing professionals working with Deaf people. There are 35 millions people living in the United States that are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late-deafened.
ASL 1 includes the basics of sign language, fingerspelling, and non-manual signs. At the end of completing the course, students will be able to fingerspell and recognize fingerspelled words. They will be able to sign and comprehend basic signs. They will be able to sign basic ASL grammar. They will be able to make a basic ASL conversation with Deaf people in some limited ways. The classroom atmosphere is sharing-oriented, enjoyable, and a lot of fun. The