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).
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
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
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.