American Sign Language Intermediate 5

Formerly Sign Language Intermediate 7.

Covering the last two units of Signing Naturally 7–12, American Sign Language Intermediate 5 will challenge you to advance your ASL skills. In addition to topics like making and cancelling plans, and discussing one’s knowledge and abilities, you learn to narrate six ASL fables.

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.

This course covers units 11 and 12 of Signing Naturally 7–12, which can be ordered from the UBC Bookstore.

Course Format

This course is 100% online, and is instructor-supported with real-time classes.

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.

For your live virtual 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 and rhythm. 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.

Available Sessions

Course currently not available for registration.