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SIGN LANGU SLNG 1304 ASL I

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    VeronicaGesinePue, Melody Hull, John Cage
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    Feb 09, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    ASL 1 with JC was the best language course I have ever taken. It is immersive and you also learn a lot about Deaf culture. There is no speaking allowed in class, this was intimidating at first, but in the end it pushed me to become a better student. JC truly cares about making sure each student understands what is going on and he's also pretty funny. I loved taking this course and the knowledge I learned was very practical.

    Course highlights:

    I loved that one of our assignments was to go to different Deaf events throughout the semester. I learned about how closely knit the Deaf community is. I also learned how to build relationships with Deaf individuals and be respectful towards them.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You will have to practice a lot, but if you want to actually learn how to sign ASL it is worth it completely. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and risk messing up, it's the best way to learn.

    • Spring 2016
    • John Cage
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Meetings Outside of Class
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    Oct 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    American Sign Language with Professor Hull was actually really great. She's a good teacher and she'll make sure you understand exactly what you're learning until you've got it down. She's not just about getting you in and out, she wants to see that you're growing and learning in the class. I didn't take attendance very seriously, unfortunately, and I thought much like High School if you just turn in the homework you're good, however Professor Hull takes your attendance very seriously and she will not cut you any slack if you're absent w/o reasonable explanation more than once. My stubborn and petulant past-self decided to flunk, but now, 4 years later I realize it was not her being too strict, rather I being immature. So, my overall advice? - Do your work. Have it ready on time. Do the extra credit if available. & SHOW UP TO EVERY CLASS. If you're not sick or having a family emergency BE IN CLASS ON TIME. Lastly, have fun! Because ASL is one of the easiest classes to pass and you'll have so much fun doing it! 5 Stars to Professor Hull!

    Course highlights:

    I absolutely gained an understanding of what a real college course is like through this class. You need to show you're involved by attending every class even if you feel like you all aren't doing that much that day. The Professor isn't like some high school teachers who just need you to pass the tests, instead college Professors want you to be engaged in the classroom, in fact they're usually more lenient with grading and willing to give you extra credit assignments or after school help if they see you're super-involved and interested in what you're learning. I learned a lot of self discipline in this course and I began to pick up Signing very quickly so I strongly recommend not only this course but the professor as well!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention. Be involved, but mainly, Have fun. You don't have to be the sharpest knife in the drawer but just show that you're willing to learn and the Professor will almost always appreciate that. These professors--I've learned--usually really love what they do. They're usually older and they don't want to just rush home to their families and get work over with, instead they actually enjoy what they do and they start to see their students as their family, considering you're there for about a year. Respect them, as your elders sure but also as your teacher and guide; it's their job to help you gain a new skill or understanding of something so it's your job to accept the teachings and apply them to the best of your ability. Never take the class or the professor for granted and you will go SO FAR. Don't be afraid or intimidated even if the teacher isn't very nice, just know that they're still helping you, even if they don't sugarcoat their approach and you can still succeed with the experience you're getting!

    • Fall 2013
    • Melody Hull
    • Great Intro to the Subject Group Projects Participation Counts
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    May 13, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This is an excellent introduction to American Sign Language. I knew nothing more than letters walking into the class. By the end of the class I was able to tell all about my family/pets and more!

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about Deaf people and their culture. And how to hold a decent conversation with someone who is either Deaf or has a hearing loss.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice!! As with learning a foreign language, practice is essential to understanding what is being said in the classroom and progressing your signing skills.

    • Spring 2016
    • VeronicaGesinePue
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions

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