LV Enrichment Program
This fun and engaging elective class will introduce children to the foundations of sign language. This course is not a repeat of last year's content. It will feature a lot of new material while allowing for some review of foundational concepts (the alphabet and numbers, for example) for our new students joining us. We will acquire expressive and receptive sign language skills through the study of various themed units including: adjectives (describing words), synonyms/antonyms (opposites), hobbies, asking questions, sharing information about ourselves, "how to" topics such as recipes, crafts, and more. We will interview at least a couple of deaf individuals throughout the year and learn about deaf culture and history as well.
HIGH SCHOOL SIGN LANGUAGE
Teacher: Sarah Spoerl
Teacher: Sarah Spoerl
Both new and returning students are welcome in this High School level Sign Language course. It is recommended that new students practice fingerspelling prior to class. This class will be a continuation of the study of American Sign Language, Deaf Culture and Deaf History. Students will increase their vocabulary while applying more conversational applications to prior knowledge. Students will experience and practice ASL through projects and interviews with some deaf individuals. Their receptive and expressive skills will continue to advance throughout the year. Students will be graded on participation via Google Classroom assignments, projects and classwork. This is a FULL YEAR COURSE. Upon completion students will be able to include this course as full credit World Language Course on their transcripts. Required: Barron's American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Guide to ASL 1 and 2. Authors: David Stewart and Jennifer Stewart Edition: 2021, 1 inch binder with pack of dividers to separate units and organize, Writing Utensils, Portable Whiteboard and whiteboard marker for review games
This fun and engaging academic elective class will have students practicing their new found language skills from the first day of class! The class will explore a different theme each year as they learn about the Spanish speaking world. Students will learn Spanish through fun classroom activities and meaningful homework that will build their vocabulary and conversation skills. As an academic elective, this class does require weekly homework that does not require the parent to understand Spanish. This is a full year course.