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 be that of a native signer. You may ask for some words to be fingerspelled a second time at a slightly slower pace. You may also be asked to repeat some fingerspelled words at a slower pace.
Topics will align with the conversational requirements of a student proficiency at the intermediate low level.
Benchmarks to support the Desired Outcome:
- Standardization: Expand the skills and knowledge to know when a fingerspelled word is the right choice vs. a signed word.
- Pace: Improve skill to fingerspell more complex topics in context at native signing speed.