American Sign Language
Classes in Rhode Island
Perspectives offers ASL classes at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, in a friendly, fun and supportive environment at our locations throughout Rhode Island.UPCOMING CLASSES
ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1a
This is a “voice off” class where students will begin using the new digital TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum covering Unit 1 (Welcome to the Deaf World!) and Unit 2 (Academics). Students signing up for this level have little or no sign experience. Topics covered include; Immersion, Learning ASL, the “Alphabet” and Handshapes, ASL parameters and signing space, introductions, and many other exciting topics. Students will begin to develop ASL grammar comprehension along with receptive and expressive skills at this level. Information on Deaf culture and awareness will also be integrated into this class.
ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1b
This class continues with the new digital TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum covering Unit 3 (Family and Relationships) and Unit 4 (Residences and Communities). As in Level 1a, this class will be held completely “voice off” and will focus on using learned vocabulary to create conversations and discussion using ASL grammar and structure. Examples of topics of discussion include; family, friends and pets, relationship status, employment status, life milestones, transportation, residences, and neighborhoods. Possible addition of Unit 5 (Scheduling) and Unit 6 (Good Times) depending on pace of class. Prerequisite: TRUE+WAY ASL 1a or similar coursework.