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American Sign Language - Interpreter Training: Open Educational Resources

A guide to resources, online and in print, related to American Sign Language - Interpreter Training.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources" by Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

For a more comprehensive overview on OER, see:

  • Open Educational Resources - a guide designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, selection and adoption of Open Educational Resources.

 

Open Educational Resources for American Sign Language - Interpreter Training

This is a sample of OER resources available for American Sign Language - Interpreter Training. Additional OER in your subject may be found by searching the resources listed on the ACC Libraries primary Open Educational Resources Guide.

  • American Sign Language 1 (ASL 121) - from the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
    • ASL I is an introduction to the naturally existing language widely used by Deaf people in North America. Since ASL is a visual-gestural language, students will need to develop unique communication skills. These consist of using the hands, body, face, eyes and space. In order to achieve progress in this class, it is important to become comfortable communicating with your whole body and listening with your eyes. Materials include the full course, including readings, syllabus, and assessment.
  • American Sign Language 2 (ASL 122) - from the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
    • ASL II is a sequential course following ASL I, which continues to build knowledge of the naturally existing language widely used by Deaf people in North America. Since ASL is a visual-gestural language, students will need to continue to develop unique communication skills. These consist of using the hands, body, face, eyes and space. In order to achieve progress in this class, it is important to become comfortable communicating with your whole body and listening with your eyes. Materials include the full course, including readings, syllabus, and assessment.
  • American Sign Language 3 (ASL 123) - from the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
    • ASL III is the third quarter of the first year study of American Sign Language (ASL) and the people who use it. ASL III will enhance the use of ASL grammar and consist of concentrated efforts to develop the students expressive and receptive skills. The course will continue to provide insights into Deaf Cultural values, attitudes and the Deaf community. Now learning more abstract concepts of the language, ASL III students will be able to: narrate events that occurred in the past, ask for solutions to everyday problems, tell about life events, and describe objects. Students will also be able to: demonstrate intermediate finger spelling competency, generate complex ASL structures with intermediate vocabulary knowledge, execute a wide variety of grammatical principles, including classifiers and inflections, adapt to different sign language registers, dialects and accents, and create opportunities to interact with members of the Deaf community. Materials include the full course, including readings, syllabus, and assessment.
  • American Sign Language University
    • Available at Lifeprint.com, this site contains free self-study material, ASL lessons, and information. The course was designed by Dr. William G. Vicars, Ed. D., who holds an accredited doctorate in Deaf Studies / Deaf Education from Lamar University in Texas. 

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