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American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is growing in usage everyday. Many states have passed laws recognizing ASL as a complete and natural language. Hundreds of colleges and universities throughout America now accept ASL in fulfillment of language entrance and exit requirements. More and more television stations are using sign language in their programs and advertising. More and more employers are looking for applicants who can sign. They know that having signers on their staff can contribute toward a good faith showing of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar legislation. A snowball effect is taking place as more and more people learn to use American Sign Language.

A S L Program

ASL Courses

4 Units (Lec 4 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 6A)

Elementary course for students without prior exposure to American Sign Language. Develops comprehension, communication, and grammatical/lexical skills in American Sign Language at the ACTFL Proficiency Novice-Mid Level, and introduces Deaf culture and community. Corresponds to the first two years of high school American Sign Language.

4 Units (Lec 4 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 6A)
Prerequisite: ASL 001

Continues the development of comprehension, communication, and grammatical/lexical skills in American Sign Language at the ACTFL Proficiency Novice-High Level, and furthers understanding of Deaf culture and community.

4 Units (Lec 4 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B, 6A)
Prerequisite: ASL 002

Development of intermediate American Sign Language in comprehension, communication, and grammatical/lexical skills at the ACTFL Proficiency Intermediate-Mid Level, and practice interpreting Deaf culture and community.

2 Units (Lec 2 Hrs) Transfer Credit: CSU Prerequisite: ASL 002 Provides opportunities for practical conversation at the ACTFL Proficiency Intermediate-Low Level on everyday topics, cultural material, and expansion of vocabulary according to student interest or need.

1 Units (Lec 1 Hr)
Transfer Credit: CSU
Prerequisite: ASL 002

Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fi ngerspelling. Overview of topics include hand positioning, hand shape, fluency, and numbers. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters, and other professionals working with deaf people. Course taught in American Sign Language.

3 Units (Lec 3 Hrs)
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC

Open to all students. No knowledge of American Sign Language is required. Focuses on the cultural, historical, philosophical, educational, psychological, and social aspects of the deaf and hard of hearing. 

ASL Professors

 

Sr Sign Language Interpreter Specialist

Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext 2284

 

 

Sign Language Interpreter Specialist II

Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext 2270

 

 

Sign Language Interpreter Specialist

Email: @email

 

 

Adjunct Professor

Email: @email

 

Modern Languages & Civilizations

Location

Jefferson Hall 111 & 114
(Adjunct Faculty Office: Jefferson Hall 108)

Language Lab
Jefferson Hall 115

Contact

Yelgy Parada​, Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2735

Gustavo Valle, Secretary
Email:  vallega@laccd.edu
Phone:  (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2729