American Sign Language: Level 2
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Department: Foreign Languages
Course Number: NSLN 1012
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
A course for people with a basic understanding of American Sign Language (ASL) who wish to acquire more sophisticated communication skills. Guided by a deaf native signer, students develop greater conversational fluency, expand their sign vocabulary, and improve their fingerspelling ability. Practical role-playing exercises and individual presentations of the ASL face, hand, and body language give them the tools to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people in a variety of social and professional settings. Some assigned projects take students into the deaf community. In class, students are strongly encouraged to communicate using ASL only. Prerequisite: American Sign Language Level 1 or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.