American Sign Language 1 (80384)


Course Overview

This instructor-led course will provide students with the fundamentals of ASL by learning about handshapes, facial expressions, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, and common phrases that enable individuals to participate in beginning signed conversations. This course will also focus on awareness of the deaf and hard of hearing communities and culture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize basic signs and phrases
  • Initiate conversations and introductions
  • Ask “yes/no” questions and respond with facial expression
  • Analyze grammar behind two types of questions and understand the benefits of having differing communication formats
  • Use scripted dialogue
  • Understand the culture of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities

Course Topics:

  • Culture and linguistic styles of Deaf and hard of hearing communities
  • Introducing yourself and learning others' names
  • Signing the alphabet
  • Learning basic question words/phrases
  • Learning how to use facial expressions to enhance communication

Feel free to email us with any questions you have! 

Price: $189

Format: Live, remote instructor-led class

Location: Zoom

Duration: 4/5/23-5/24/23

Schedule: Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm

Online course registration and payments are limited to one per person.


Refund Policy 

If HACC cancels a course, training, seminar, conference or trip/tour, all paid participants will receive a 100% refund of all tuition and fees. Any student who wishes to drop a course may do so by visiting or calling any of the campus Welcome Centers. These requests must be made no less than one (1) calendar day prior to the first class meeting date to be eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees, except for any tuition or fees noted as nonrefundable. Unless otherwise specifically stated or approved, no refund will be issued after a class start date. We do not issue partial refunds in the event a student starts a class late or does not complete the class. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid will be subject to the federal regulations regarding withdrawal of classes. Financial Aid eligibility will be recalculated based on dates of participation in financial aid eligible programs.

Price: $189.00