American Sign Language Beginner 2

Continue to build on the American Sign Language (ASL) skills and knowledge you learned in American Sign Language Beginner 1.

In this course, focus on discussing living situations, locations and basic directions. Learn how to ask “What is the sign for ___?” and new fingerspelling letters.

Read the full course outline (PDF).

How Am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive feedback on your sign language skills from your instructor during class, and on homework you complete outside of class. At the end of the course, you prepare and sign a short presentation to demonstrate that you’ve learned the required skills to move on to the next level.

Expected Effort
Outside of class time, you should allow one to two hours per week to practise signing, complete homework and textbook exercises, watch and record videos, and prepare presentations.

Technology Requirements
To take this course, you’ll need access to:

  • an email account
  • a computer, laptop or tablet under five years old and using Windows or Mac OS
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
  • a reliable internet connection
  • a video camera

One day before the start of your course, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course.

Textbooks
This course covers unit 3 of Signing Naturally 1–6, which can be ordered from the UBC Bookstore

Course Format

Choose from two formats:

  • 100% online, instructor-supported with real-time classes or,
  • Blended – Class sessions alternate between 100% online, instructor-supported real-time classes and in-person sessions. Classes may be held once a week or twice a week.

All of our ASL classes are taught by Deaf instructors experienced in teaching hearing and hard of hearing students. Spoken English is not used in class. Our instructors use ASL, gestures, slides and occasional written English (in the Zoom chat or on white boards in class) to support and help you learn to communicate confidently and comfortably in ASL. You’ll also quickly learn signs to show understanding, to ask for clarification, and to ask your instructor to repeat something.

For your online classes, you log in to your class at scheduled times and participate by video with Zoom, a web conferencing app. For a virtual ASL classroom to be successful, we require you to turn on your video, and join from a place where you won’t be disturbed and can remain for the entire class. Moving around can be distracting for your classmates and instructor, and make it difficult for you to participate.

Outside of class time, you can access other materials online at your own pace. Please note you can log in to your course for up to three weeks after the course ends. You’ll no longer be able to access course materials after this time.

Learn more about online learning at Extended Learning.

Available Sessions

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Oct 18, 2022-Nov 17, 2022 | Online | $430.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS102F22E
Offered: On Tue Thu
Oct 18, 2022-Nov 17, 2022
10 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Sandra Fennings


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50

Oct 18, 2022-Nov 17, 2022 | Tue Thu | 5:30 PM-8:00 PM | UBC Robson Square Online | $430.00

Format: In-Class/Online (Blended)
Code: DS102F22F
Offered: On Tue Thu
Oct 18, 2022-Nov 17, 2022
T/Th: In-person: Tuesdays. Online: Thursdays
10 sessions
5:30 PM-8:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50

Jan 14, 2023-Mar 25, 2023 | Sat | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $395.00

Format: In-Class
Code: DS102W23A
Offered: On Sat
Jan 14, 2023-Mar 25, 2023
No class February 19, 2023
10 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$395.00 $19.75 $414.75
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50

Jan 14, 2023-Mar 25, 2023 | Online | $395.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS102W23Y
Offered: On Sat
Jan 14, 2023-Mar 25, 2023
No class February 19, 2023
10 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$395.00 $19.75 $414.75
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50

Jan 16, 2023-Mar 27, 2023 | Online | $395.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS102W23C
Offered: On Mon
Jan 16, 2023-Mar 27, 2023
No class February 21, 2023
10 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$395.00 $19.75 $414.75
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50

Feb 21, 2023-Mar 23, 2023 | Online | $395.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS102W23E
Offered: On Tue Thu
Feb 21, 2023-Mar 23, 2023
10 sessions
2:00 PM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$395.00 $19.75 $414.75
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50

Feb 21, 2023-Mar 23, 2023 | Online | $395.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS102W23F
Offered: On Tue Thu
Feb 21, 2023-Mar 23, 2023
10 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$395.00 $19.75 $414.75
$430.00 $21.50 $451.50