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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Nov 03, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because you can walk in with absoultly no knowledge of how to form even one letter, and aftr the frist week you walk out with the ablitiy to start a conversation. The course is very useful in that I can recognize and understand deaf culture and American Sign Language right now to have a good conversation with a Deaf person and we are only half way through the semester.

    Course highlights:

    I have learned not only how to speak and read American Sign Language but I have also learned a lot about Deaf culture. We have covered how Deaf people interact with their world and how they interact with the people around them to better understand how to communicate and also how to not insult people. The course is also based on building you up to a conversational level, so you don't have to take three and four semesters of the language before you can start talking to people.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you write down the dates for the quizzes, and when your homework is due. Do not wait until the night before to do your homework, do it a little at a time. Go to class that is the only way you will learn the new signs, and the activities are helpful as well as fun! Also, take notes, do not be afraid to write down very descriptive sentenes on how to preform one sign, you will have to reproduce that sign later as well as read it. Show up to the quizzes on time if not early, you loose mega points if you are late.

    • Fall 2016
    • Sommar Chilton
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Meetings Outside of Class
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    Jun 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I absolutely recommend taking this course because American Sign Language is such a beautiful language. Somer made the class exciting and fun to be a part of. Everyday she would come up with new ways to practice the language or teach us about the amazingness of deaf culture.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a ton about American Sign Language, vocabulary, sentence structure, and other aspects of the language. I also learned about deaf culture and how amazing and interwoven it is. I think the most important thing I learned though is about myself, this class was an eye opener for me and made me realize that I want to do so much more with my life than be an educator. Somer was amazing and is clearly so passionate about deaf culture.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    PRACTICE! When you go home take out your webcam or find a friend and practice, practice, practice. You will not succeed if you do not know the vocabulary. The only way to learn it and really grasp it is through practice.

    • Spring 2016
    • Somer Chilton
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Requires Presentations
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    Jun 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Wonderful opportunity to obtain a basic level of American Sign Language. Ample time for practice during classes through conversations and fun activities. Homework assignments help to reinforce classroom learning. A truly enjoyable experience that may ignite a life-long interest in this rich and full language.

    Course highlights:

    Learned basic signing skills as well as some basic information about Deaf culture. Participated in fun activities to help make learning more interesting and engaging.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice, practice, practice! Just like learning any new language, the vocabulary and grammar will not "stick" unless you are getting plenty of practice in class and out of class.

    • Spring 2016
    • Sommar Chilton
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