Skyline 3

Learning Recommendations: Students are expected to have passed FO510A/B - American Sign Language 1 with a grade of a C- or better, or have completed an equivalent course from another educational institution, or score at a proficient level on the ISD standardized comprehension and cultural knowledge test.

General Description: In ASL 2 emphasis is on expanding grammatical understanding of ASL, functional application of ASL, vocabulary and understanding and appreciation of the Deaf culture and Deaf community. To encourage and foster the development of these skills, voicing in the classroom will be avoided. Students increase their expressive and receptive skills, increase understanding of deaf culture and history, and learn about causes and types of hearing losses. Storytelling and narratives, as well as dialogues, are used to increase communicative competence.


  • Talking about activities
  • Giving directions
  • Describing others
  • Making request
  • Talking about family and occupations
  • Attributing qualities to others
  • Talking about routines
  • Storytelling
  • Translation practice
  • Introductory interpretation


Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Skill and knowledge enhancement exercises
  • Fingerspelling, numbers and core vocabulary review
  • Dialogues, modeling, copy-signing & performances
  • Cultural and grammatical readings
  • Activities and small group work


  • Fingerspelling drills
  • Video comprehension
  • Vocabulary review
  • Interpretation & translation practice
  • Additional ASL- based assignments

Equipment to be provided by Student:  Writing utensils, paper, dry erase markers, internet- connected device highly recommended. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor.

Note: Students who complete this course may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs. For more information, please visit the CTE Dual Credit page.