• Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - ASL

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the American Sign Language program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Signing Naturally
    Units 1-6
    2008

    Dawn Sign Press

    signing naturally 1 6 ASL I

    Signing Naturally 
    Units 7-12
    2014

    Dawn Sign Press

    Signing Naturally 7 12 ASL II

    Signing Naturally 
    Level 2
    1992

    Dawn Sign Press

    signing naturally level 2 ASL III

    Signing Naturally 
    Level 3
    2001

    Dawn Sign Press

    signing naturally level 3

    ASL IV

        

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  • Language Proficiency Targets - ASL

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (Expresive and Glossing), understanding language (Receptive and Finger Spelling), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    Interpersonal
    Receptive

    Presentational
    Expressive

    Presentational
    Glossing

    Interpretive

    Interpretive
    FingerSpelling

    Level I

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    High
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level III

    Intermediate 
    Low (-)
    Intermediate 
    Low (-)
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Low (-)

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    Mid to
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid to 
    Advanced Low
  • Meredith ASL

    Learn to sign Meredith ASLMeredith ASL: Videos are offered for new learners and for students to review ASL vocabulary and grammar, to complement (not substitute for) class lessons, including vocabulary, grammar, culture, and history. The signer in these videos (Meredith) is a certified instructor of ASL with an MA in Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language and BA in Linguistics with a focus on sign languages.

     

  • American Sign Language Teachers Association

    ASLTA"ASLTAis the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching of ASL and Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction. ASLTAis an individual membership organization of more than 1,000 ASL and Deaf Studies educators from elementary through graduate education as well as agencies. The mission of the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is to preserve the integrity of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture."

  • ASL University

    ASL U

    "American Sign Language University is a sign language resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you learn ASL and improve your signing."