AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
Are you interested in learning Sign Language? Are you an interpreter who needs mentoring? We are your one stop shop to learning more about the beautiful language of ASL and how to interpret it in a variety of settings. All of our classes are taught in a one-on-one setting. You can start and stop at any time [based on instructor availability] Many tutorials across the country range from $55 - $150/hr, but Gate tries dilligently to keep our classes affordable charging only $35/hr. You get the incredible benefit of a personalized program created with just you in mind, and daily meeting your needs on your schedule. Tutoring is offered for adults wanting support in their ITPs/IPPs. All classes are taught on a collegiate level unless otherwise specified. Specialized classes are offered for parents of Deaf children, parents of speech disabled children, children with Downs Syndrome, foreign Deaf adults, and even on subjects in specialized areas that are custom developed just for you! Uniquely crafted classes are available for Artists and Actors in the industry who want to reach out to their Deaf fans. No matter your age, or your goals for learning Sign Language this program has something to offer you!
American Sign Language Level I is the perfect class for people who want to start and learn the basics of this beautiful language. This class is taught at a collegiate level unless an alternative class is requested. ASL I will teach a wide range of vocabulary words needed for basic communication in addition to common classifiers, facial expressions, directional signs, male/female placement, temporal aspects of ASL, topic markers, time, age, adjective placement, modals, "then" equivalent, etc. [Topics based on our primary text, the first of the books listed below.]
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American Sign Language Level III is a great class for individuals with a solid foundation in ASL who want to advance even further in their basic signing skills. This class focuses more on receptive skills and linguistic advancement in ASL. Students learn how to describe objects, environments, directions, food, medical issues, provide narrative structure, etc.
American Sign Language Level V is the final course in our standard ASL courses. Here we cover yet more specialized vocabulary and grammatical development including finances, vehicular usage, character development, plurality, advanced translation practice. This class has even more receptive practice.
American Sign Language Level II is the perfect class for people wanting to advance beyond the basics of ASL structure. This class is taught at a collegiate level unless otherwise requested. This class teaches a wide range of ASL vocabulary and covers more advanced ASL structure. Students learn classifiers, rhetorical questions, existential verb usage, quantifiers, time measurements, verb inflection, directional signs, classifiers, clauses, adjective modulation, conditional sentences, pluralization, shape descriptions, plus comparitive sentences, and conjunctions, and more! [Topics based on our primary text, the first of the books listed below.]
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American Sign Language Level IV is perfect for advanced students. This class has a strong emphasis in specialized vocabulary development and receptive skill development. Students learn advanced role shifting, medical topics, storytelling, classifier descriptions, rule description, activity description, etc.
Fingerspelling is a critically needed class as fingerspelling is considered to be 10% of American Sign Language. This class builds your expressive and receptive skills for numbers and fingerspelling. Additionally the class covers additional specialized vocabulary which incorporates numbers. Much of the class can be done in personal study which means it's the perfect class to couple simultaneously with other classes.
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