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Teaching of American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Teaching of American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language
In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the for specific course availability for each semester:

HBSE 4070 Psychosocial and cultural aspects of people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing
Introduction to the education of children, youth, and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing; historical development; psychosocial and cultural aspects; problems and issues of the field. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4074 Linguistics of American Sign Language
An in-depth study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics of American Sign Language. Aspects of the psycho- and socio-linguistics of this language are covered.

HBSE 4075 Selected topics: Deaf and ASL arts and literature
This course is a study of the deaf experience as presented in artistic and literary works by deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Principles of literary analysis and criticism will be presented. Students will analyze the works using principles of literary theory and criticism. Offered on alternate years.

HBSE 4076 Methods and materials in teaching ASL and Deaf community and culture
Current theories and approaches in curriculum design and instructional methods in second language acquisition and the teaching and learning of American Sign Language and Deaf community and culture will be discussed. Materials on American Sign Language and American Deaf community and culture will be introduced. Students will develop curriculum and instructional methods to apply current approaches to classroom practice.

HBSE 4077 Seminar in teacher-as-researcher
Students are oriented to the role of teacher-as-researcher, in terms of classroom-based inquiry, and they begin designing their master’s projects. Additionally, students are expected to translate basic research in the area of language acquisition, reading, syntax, semantics, discourse processes, and/or pragmatics into classroom pedagogy and research.

HBSE 4078 Selected topics: Second language acquisition of ASL
This course deals with the acquisition of ASL by second language learners. Theories and methods in second language acquisition will be given. Studies in the second language acquisition of ASL will be discussed. Students will conduct research on the SLA of ASL. Offered on alternate years.

HBSE 4079 Language development and rehabilitation: The foundations
Course designed to establish a firm foundation in generative syntax, semantics, and pragmatics as it relates to language development and rehabilitation. Materials fee: $10.

HBSE 4307 Assessment in American Sign Language and Deaf community and culture
Models of assessment in American Sign Language and Deaf community and culture will be discussed and evaluated. Students will select appropriate assessment procedures based on reasons for assessment and will construct a complete plan for assessment.

HBSE 4711 Observation and student teaching in special education: ASL and deaf community and culture
Permission required. Course requires 3-5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus.

HBSE 4871 American Sign Language I
A course designed to develop beginning receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language.

HBSE 4872 American Sign Language II
A course designed to develop intermediate receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language.

HBSE 4901 Research and independent study: Special Education
Permission required.