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American Sign Language III

Do you enjoy stories or storytelling?  Why not tell them in sign language?  Learn how to further develop your sign language skills and features.

American Sign Language 3 expands upon grammatical features such as location classifiers, quantifiers, temporal aspect inflection, spatial agreement, and the ability to demonstrate abstract ideas and concepts.  Vocabulary development, Deaf culture awareness, interpreting as a career, and certification requirements are embedded throughout this course.  This advanced course expands the emphasis on ASL grammatical features, the ability to demonstrate abstract ideas and concepts, vocabulary development, Deaf culture, interpreting as a career option, and certification requirements.  Intermediate application of dialogues, short stories, narratives, and short conversations, both receptive and expressive, are featured.  Projects are assigned outside of the formal classroom setting to provide practice opportunities and to develop proficiency in a real world setting.


  • Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Complete function of at least one hand; American Sign Language I
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Westcliff University
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: E - Language Other Than English (2 years required; 3 years recommended)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate
  • Class Location(s): Fullerton HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

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