Queer ASL 101 is for people who have no previous (or very little) experience with ASL. This course covers unit 1 – 3.5 of Signing Naturally curriculum which involves learning the alphabet, fingerspelling, facial expressions, vocabulary, and grammar structures. At home, students access video homework that feature the local queer signing community and a collection of Deaf culture information such as identity politics, cultural norms, history, current topics and issues, etc. The courses have a voice-off policy in order to both be respectful of signing spaces and to create an immersive environment. People who complete Queer ASL 101 are able to start having basic conversations with signing queer folks and a better understanding of the deaf/signing community.
Queer ASL 102 is for people who he a little bit of experience with ASL. This course covers unit 3.5 – 5 of Signing Naturally curriculum which involves learning the alphabet, fingerspelling, facial expressions, vocabulary, and grammar structures.
Queer ASL 103 is for people who have a little bit of experience with ASL. This course expands on what we know about finger-spelling, facial expressions, vocabulary, grammar structures, and there is a big focus on learning ASL storytelling.
A bit more about Queer ASL:
- The courses are taught through using powerpoints, videos, demonstrations, dialogue practice via partners and groups.
- Each class is 2.5 hours long with a 15 minute break about halfway through.
- Class happens once a week for a total of 8 sessions.
- We suggest a sliding scale donation of $70-100 per student.
- There will be approx one hour worth of homework weekly.
- Classroom is voice-off at all times.
- Access information can be found here.