By the end of this course you will be able to express fingerspelled words and acquire fingerspelled words in the context of a short story or conversation. The pace of the conversation will not be too fast and you might ask for words to be fingerspelled again. You might also be asked to fingerspell words a second time.
Topics start simply and gain increasing complexity. At the end of the course topics align with the conversational requirements of a beginning signer signing at a novice mid proficiency level.
Benchmarks to support the Desired Outcome:
- Foundation: Learn the most commonly used fingerspelling skills to include the alphabet, name signs and short words lexicon.
- Grammar & Numbers: Develop the ability to incorporate grammar and numbers into the story based approach to learning fingerspelling.
- Expansion: Integrate skills with topics and rules that are appropriate for novice mid level discourse.