ASL 101 Online Teacher's Guide

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Desired Outcomes

Following ASLTA National Standards modified by RIT the objectives for the first-year, elementary-level, ASL series are organized around the 5 Cs as established by ACTFL.

COMMUNICATION. Students completing ASL 101 will have acquired a novice low proficiency level in ASL. This means that they are on a path to successfully handle a variety of basic communicative tasks necessary for survival in an ASL speaking context.

Topics include:

  1. Simple Introductions
  2. Sharing Information
  3. Getting to Know You
  4. Family
  5. Exam 1
  6. Describing Spaces
  7. Food
  8. Directions
  9. Shopping
  10. Exam 2
  11. Jobs
  12. Health and Wellness
  13. Time and Schedules
  14. Making Plans
  15. Exam 3

CULTURES. Students will have gained a deeper knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the ASL-speaking world. They will be more acquainted with the places where ASL is used, will have explored some of the main cultural, social, and historical events of the deaf world, and will have increased their awareness of the U.S. deaf community.

CONNECTIONS. Students will be able to acquire new information and reinforce their knowledge of other disciplines through ASL.

COMPARISONS. Students will have developed new insights into the nature of language and culture that will allow them to establish comparisons not only between languages, but also between the deaf culture and their own.

COMMUNITIES. Students will be able to use ASL to participate in deaf communities.


In this version all student work is completed online. Receptive assignments are automatically graded for you. You grade the expressive assignments with our proprietary video grading tool.

This 15 week curriculum is the first term in a 4 term ASL curriculum. All learning takes place by watching a native signer.

This online curriculum includes the companion student materials.

The following topics are covered.

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