American Sign Language (ASL), is the most commonly used sign language of Deaf communities in North America. It is used by the Deaf community and their families to communicate, making it the fourth most popular language in America. Hearing people have also started to pick up the emotive and expressive language to interact and communicate with friends or colleagues who are hearing impaired.
This course will teach you the fundamental skills of how to communicate with ASL, as well as giving you an understanding of how important it is to communicate in ASL in your profession. For example, it is generally considered exceptional customer service for a worker in the hospitality or retail sectors to respond to someone who is hearing impaired by speaking to them in sign language.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
How to do the alphabet in ASL
Greet and welcome in ASL
How to introduce yourself
Useful phrases like yes and no
Words for around the house
How to use question words
How to sign about food
Deaf etiquette – Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know
ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE
Learn the language of over two million people
Start from the basics of the alphabet to learning and understanding deaf etiquette
Be guided through your learning with written words to make the concepts easier to understand
Extracurricular resources given so you can build further on your newfound knowledge