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. 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 102 are able to start having basic conversations with signing queer folks and a better understanding of the deaf/signing community.
A bit more about Queer ASL 102:
- 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
- There will be 1-2 hours worth of homework weekly.
- Classroom is voice-off at all times.
- We are held at SFU Harbour Centre. You can reach the centre both via skytrain or various busses.
- The centre is fully wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair & gender neutral bathrooms available.
- Our classes are scent-reduced – we will provide information on how to come to class scent-free and have scent-free soap in the classroom.
- In class we sit in a half circle and our chairs have cushions – some with armrests and some without.
- If you have any allergies or specific access needs, please let us know.