SMU Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) | Instructor: Suzanne Terrio 1.0 CEU’s

Students will learn the parameters of ASL, such as handshapes, spatial relationships, two-handed vs. one handed signs, palm orientation, facial grammar, non-manual markers, speed and intensity of signs and how it affects meaning.

Students will experience aspects of Deaf Culture, such as having a name sign, hand-waving to call attention, where it is appropriate and how to tap a deaf person to establish eye contact for face-to- face communication.

This introductory course will clear up myths and misconceptions many people have toward ASL and Deaf people. In just 5 weeks.

For full information go to the SMU website “Here”.

Tyler Texas Jr. College | New set of 3 DVD’s on ASL Idioms

Tyler Texas Jr. College has made a set of 3 DVD’s (#3 in process and will be ready in a few months). Each DVD has about 14-15 weeks of 20 words/idioms each week that is signed in up to 3 different ways based on possible contexts. Great to use in interpreting classes or for individuals to improve their skills.

Stephanie Deibert is project manager; Susie Grona, Laura Hill, Sally and David Barnett all contributed to this set. Many long hours of research and discussions went into the planning and possible ways to sign each concept and idiom over the last few years. Those working on the project include CDI’s, native signers, ASL professors and certified interpreters. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of ways to sign them.

DVD 1 is $15

DVD 1 and 2 is $27

DVD 1-3 with the Part 3 being mailed later, it’s $40

Checks or cash only.

Make checks payable to: TJC ITP

For more information contact Rhonda McKinzie

rmck@tjc.edu

or

signhelper@yahoo.com

E-mail us for a flier.

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