MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ACADEMY

                      

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

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ASL Classes

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                          AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES

We are delighted to be adding an elementary, middle, and high school American Sign Language program to our academy. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. Our fees are as follows: (Please scroll down for a description of each course)  

Course: Elementary ASL
Grade Level: K5 - 4th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Cost: $45 per month per child + $25 registration fee 
Book(s): None. You will not need to purchase any books for this class. 
Instructor: Mrs. Bonita Eimers

Course: Middle School ASL
Grade Level: 5th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 12:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Cost: $50 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): Basic Course in American Sign Language (2nd Edition) ISBN 9780932666420. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, half.com, Abebooks.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. 
Instructor: Mrs. Bonita Eimers

Course: High School ASL
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Mondays @ 10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Cost: $60 per month per child + $40 registration fee 
Book(s): Basic Course in American Sign Language (2nd Edition) ISBN 9780932666420. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, half.com, Abebooks.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mrs. Bonita Eimers

*Mrs. Eimers will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary."


Course Description


Elementary American Sign Language (K5 - 4th grade)

In this course, students will be learning beginning vocabulary and basic Deaf culture. For this particular grade level, this course will include and address the visual gestural language by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. Students will have drills on    gestural exercises taught in class. Throughout the semesters, there will be several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding class lessons. Students are encouraged to take notes in class whenever possible and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class the previous week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.


Middle School American Sign Language (5th - 8th grade)

In this course, students will be learning vocabulary, Deaf culture and American Sign Language grammar. The book we have chosen for this particular grade level does a great job at addressing the visual gestural language by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. Basic Course in American Sign Language is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding lessons. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class the previous week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.


High School American Sign Language (5th - 8th grade)

In this course, students will be learning vocabulary, Deaf culture and American Sign Language grammar. The book we have chosen for this particular grade level does a great job at addressing the visual gestural language by using illustrations and scripts for signed sequences. Basic Course in American Sign Language is composed of 22 lessons each of which contains two to four basic explanations of the language structures to be learned. As a resource for the student, a drill or exercises follows. Spaced at intervals throughout the text are several short dialogues which review the language structures discussed in the preceding lessons. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class the previous week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.



*Here at M.H.A., we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*