Overview

American Sign Language (ASL) is recognized by linguists as a distinct language that utilizes visual and gestural symbols in place of the sounds used in spoken language. ASL is used as the predominant method of communication by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States, and increasingly by the hearing community to communicate with the Deaf. Through participation in classroom interaction and activities, students will learn about Deaf culture, useful vocabulary, and specific grammatical features of ASL. No spoken languages will be used in the classroom.

Upon successful completion of three consecutive levels of ASL study students may apply for a Recognition of Achievement in ASL.

Placement Assessment

Students with prior knowledge of American Sign Language must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact the students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Curriculum

LGE651
American Sign Language 1
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Through interactive classroom participation, students develop communication skills to interact with the Deaf community and show respect and appreciation for Deaf culture. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom.




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LGE652
American Sign Language 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE651 or skills assessment

A continuation of American Sign Language 1, this course solidifies and builds ASL communication skills. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations with the Deaf community. Deaf culture is further explored. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom.




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LGE653
American Sign Language - Level 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE652 or permission of the instructor.

American Sign Language 3 develops and reinforces students' signabulary, grammatical syntax, and cultural awareness. Interactive classroom activities focus on everyday Deaf-Hearing encounters, enhancing students' communication skills. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom.




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LGE654
American Sign Language Level 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE653

American Sign Language 4 reinforces previously acquired signing skills and introduces more complex signabulary, grammar, and Deaf cultural awareness. Classroom interactions and participation in community Deaf events prepares students in assisting a Deaf person. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom.




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Other Courses

LGE650
American Sign Language For First Responders Workshop
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This workshop provides First Responders and EMS professionals with basic communication strategies in American Sign Language (ASL) when attending to emergencies involving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Through interactive pair and group simulations, students acquire common vocabulary phrases and basic ASL grammar to convey important personal information in emergency situations.




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Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Iole Millescamps
Part-time Program Coordinator
Iole.Millescamps@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24109


Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager
Sara.Potkonjak@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682


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