Learning ASL Series
The four Signing Online courses are:
- Beginning ASL (ASL 101) – learn the basics of the language and simple conversations.
- Basic ASL (ASL 102) – based on what you learned in Beginning ASL, you will learn additional vocabulary, more and more advance conversation.
- Intermediate ASL (ASL 103) – expanded learning enables you to express and comprehend more advanced signs and finger spelling
- Advanced ASL (ASL 104) – this course ties together all that you have learned and you will now have the knowledge to enhance your fluency and continue your learning in ASL.
High School graduation requirements are designed to develop skills and knowledge required for jobs of the 21st century. High Schools that accredit Signing Online curriculum allow students to fulfill online web-based courses as electives, directed study, or credit recovery.
Foreign or world language -one or two year program. (see our free suggested curriculum guide)
*NEW* Instructor Support: Our Signing Online ASL teachers work with students to fulfill credit requirements as set out by your school or organization. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the "Instructor Support" tab for more information.
- TEKS compliant for students in Texas.
Signing Online provides curriculum to high schools across the United States and Canada. THE AMOUNT OF CREDIT GRANTED FOR SIGNING ONLINE COURSEWORK IS DECIDED BY YOU OR YOUR SCHOOL.
****The four online ASL course levels... without supplementation from either our "Suggested Curriculum" or Guided Reading makes a sufficiently challenging full year program -approximately 60 hours online instruction- for most electives or directed study credit.
There are 10 lessons per course level with a quiz at the end of each lesson followed by a final exam at the end of the course.
Teacher/Mentor Administration Function-use your own teacher/class leader, or hire our ASL teacher-professional. See Instructor Support tab
In other words...Schools may choose to use our qualified ASL teachers to facilitate the online courses (see "Instructor Support" tab), or they may wish to use their own teacher resources to lead the class. Either way, we will help to set out a plan of action designed to fullfil credit requirements set out by the school or school district.
*For larger groups- YOUR administrator or class leader will be provided with a secure Administration/Organization page listing student names and emails, showing time-on-line, quizzes, and the final exam grade. Administrators have access to Guided Reading Manuals and manual keys.
Many schools use the four online courses with the Guided Reading Manual as the basis for a two-year foreign language credit in a blended or hybrid learning option. It provides the classroom teacher with more detailed lesson work thereby encouraging students to study and practice for a minimum amount of time before attempting the lesson quiz. The course administrator may reset the final exam as needed.
The free suggested Curriculum Guide is meant to enhance (not replace) the online work with activities and practice opportunities. It has been created to help teachers/parents with ideas to create supplemental assignments and relevant study to further enhance the students ASL learning experience.
Video Assessment opportunity
TEXTBOOK: E-Z American Sign Language by David A Stewart -3rd edition
American Sign Language - The Easy Way
GUIDED READING: Available only to group administrators at this time. Materials created by Deirdre Dempsey.
Our Program Will Make Your Job Easier and More Efficient
- more help in the classroom-administrative organization
- better communication with students
- state-of-the-art resources
- consistent/creative curriculum
- meaningful credit
- successful students
Signing Online is not a degree granting institution. We are a provider of content that can be used for credit. Approval of the courses and the amount of credit to be granted is determined by the district, high school, college or other agency to which the student applies.