Sign Language Beginner 1

This course is designed for those with no previous exposure to American Sign Language (ASL). The immersion approach is used to teach beginner level vocabulary and grammar. You will learn how to introduce yourself, discuss leisure activities and learn about Deaf culture. By the end of this class you should be able to engage in simple conversations.  This course covers Units 1 and 2 of Signing Naturally 1-6.

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Note: This course requires the purchase of the textbook Signing Naturally 1-6, which is used for Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Lower Intermediate and Intermediate levels. Students can order this book from the UBC Bookstore.

Course Format

This course is offered 100% online.

About Online Learning
Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.

Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.

In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class.  We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.

Learn more about online learning at UBC Extended Learning.

Available Sessions

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Jan 15, 2022-Mar 26, 2022 | Online | $415.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS010W22Y
Offered: On Sat
Jan 15, 2022-Mar 26, 2022
No class February 19, 2022
10 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

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Jan 17, 2022-Feb 23, 2022 | Online | $415.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS010W22B
Offered: On Mon Wed
Jan 17, 2022-Feb 23, 2022
No class February 21, 2022
10 sessions
2:00 PM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

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Jan 17, 2022-Mar 28, 2022 | Online | $415.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS010W22C
Offered: On Mon
Jan 17, 2022-Mar 28, 2022
No class February 21, 2022
10 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

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Jan 17, 2022-Mar 28, 2022 | Online | $415.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS010W22D
Offered: On Mon
Jan 17, 2022-Mar 28, 2022
No class February 21, 2022
10 sessions
7:30 PM-9:30 PM Pacific Time

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Jan 19, 2022-Mar 23, 2022 | Online | $415.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: DS010W22G
Offered: On Wed
Jan 19, 2022-Mar 23, 2022
10 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

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