Queer ASL 102 is for people who have a little bit of experience with ASL. This course covers unit 3.5 – 5 of Signing Naturally curriculum which involves learning more about facial expressions, vocabulary, and grammar structures. At home, students access homework videos 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 immerse ourselves in a signing 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.
- We suggest a sliding scale donation of $70-100 per student.
- There will be 1-2 hours worth of homework weekly.
- Classroom is voice-off at all times.
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