Fall 2020

Section 0071 of ASL1
Elementary American Sign Language - Part 1 -- : Aug 18 - Dec 10 2020
Students should be available to meet online for all of the hours listed for each section. The instructor will let you know which hours your class will meet (3 or 4 depending on the number of units) per week.

Section 2008 of ASL56
ASL Fingerspelling and Numbers -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
Students should be available to meet online for all of the hours listed for each section. The instructor will let you know which hours your class will meet (3 or 4 depending on the number of units) per week.

Summer 2020

Section 8807 of ASL1
Elementary American Sign Language - Part 1 -- : Jun 15 - Jul 26 2020
There are mandatory class meetings three times a week via web conference on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am to 11:30am. Please sign in to canvas for additional details after registering. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the pdf version of the schedule, go to https://classes.santarosa.edu to find the section number links.

Spring 2020

Section 4071 of ASL1
Elementary American Sign Language - Part 1 -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020

Section 6693 of ASL1
Elementary American Sign Language - Part 1 -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Section 6836 of ASL2
Elementary American Sign Language - Part 2 -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

May 22, 2009 - I graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College certificate program in ASL/English Interpreter Program.
March 15, 2012 - UPDATE: I passed national test from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and now I am a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI).

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Associate Member of American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)
Member of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
Former Committee of Kid(s) of Deaf Adult(s) (KODA)
Committee of Interpreter Program Advisory
Former American Sign Language Club sponsor - ASL Club

Welcome to this class where you will learn an unique visual language. You will be using your hands, face, and body to communicate and to discuss information, ideas, beliefs, and dreams without using your voice. This is a basic level where you will acquire signing skill and expressive skill. Often, you will work with a partner, in a small group and play some ASL games. Also, you will discover many interesting facts about Deaf History and have a new-found respect for Deaf Culture.

TEXTBOOK - My ASL Book: A Communicative Approach for Learning A Visual Language
AUTHOR: Don Bangs
ISBN: 9781465229908

Please buy a brand-new textbook. Used books usually have some writings in them; I will not accept them since you are required to answer questions in writing. Please bring your textbook to every class.



PLEASE BE AWARE: Prepare to turn off your "voice" box when you are in the classroom.

NEW! NEW! SPRING SEMESTER


Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm Emeritus #1599
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm Emeritus #1597



IMPORTANT DATES:




CHAPTER TESTS, MIDTERM, EXPRESSIVE TEST AND FINAL EXAMS: PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY PLAN ON THOSE DAYS OTHER THAN TO SHOW UP IN CLASS FOR THE TESTS. IF YOU ALREADY MADE A PLAN THAT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM TAKING THE TESTS, PLEASE MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS. IF MEDICAL EMERGENCY ARISE, PLEASE PROVIDE DOCUMENT FROM YOUR HOSPITAL. NO EXCESSIVE ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED FOR VACATION OR SICKNESS. PLEASE FOLLOW SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE POLICY ON ABSENCES. ATTENDANCES ARE ONE OF IMPORTANT PARTS OF YOUR GRADE.