Course Description

To better understand the Deaf community and its culture, expand on vocabulary and grammar introduced in Level 1 courses. In a classroom setting discuss people in an abstract way and learn to narrate events that occurred in the past. Discover appropriate cultural behaviours for directing and maintaining attention and strategies, such as controlling the pace of a conversation and resuming a conversation after an interruption. Individual participation and group interaction with the instructor will be encouraged. 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Communicate location of things around the house
  • Exchange personal information and narrate about life events
  • Sign numbers from 101-119 and count by hundreds
  • Express complaints, suggestions and requests
  • Gain appreciation for ASL art through handshape stories, cheers, songs and poetry
  • Use more advanced vocabulary and grammar to improve communication
  • Have a better understanding of the Deaf Culture


ASL 103 or equivalent.

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jan 09, 2024 to Mar 26, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $399.00
Reading List / Textbook

Vista Signing Naturally - Level 2 (Textbook & DVD) by Lentz, Mikos & Smith; DawnSignPress, ISBN: 978-1581211313. 

Available for purchase at the University of Calgary Bookstore. Call (403) 220-5937 or visit www.calgarybookstore.ca.  

*Note that the DVD can be played on a standard DVD player or on your PC or Mac with the VLC video player from VideoLAN.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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