Welcome to American Sign Language at Clatsop Community College!
ASL instruction at Clatsop Community College facilitates students in developing language proficiency and cultural understanding of the deaf
community. Instruction also motivates students to continue with advanced ASL studies at universities and to use the language in the community.
Students learn basic ASL vocabulary, grammatical structures and conversational behaviors. Students are introduced to cultural values, beliefs, and behavioral norms shared by those within the deaf community. This course focuses in the language widely used by deaf Americans.
Students improve their skills in vocabulary, grammatical structures and conversational behavior. Special focus will be given to developing more awareness of the cultural values and beliefs shared by the deaf community.
Students continue to increase their skills in vocabulary, grammatical structures and in-depth cultural awareness. Cultural information centers upon the ways in which hearing people can work with deaf people to establish culturally appropriate relationships.
Students improve and maintain their conversational ASL skills. Students will learn additional sign vocabulary, grammar concepts, and further develop conversational skills. In addition, ASL idiomatic signs will be presented. Students may also work on projects such as poems, songs, and choral works.