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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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Teaching of American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL is a naturally developing language of Deaf and many hard of hearing people in the United States, possessing a linguistic system with its own phonological, morphological, syntactic, and discourse structures that are distinct from English language.

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The M.A. program in the Teaching of American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language provides students with foundations in linguistics and applied linguistics; anthropology; sociolinguistics; social and cognitive psychology; academic assessment, second language instructional design, curriculum development, and assessment; and research methodology, as they pertain to the language, community, and culture of persons who are Deaf or hard of hearing... read more



"If there are deaf people, there will be sign language..."
George W. Veditz President National Association of the Deaf 1904-1910

Degrees Offered

  • Degrees Offered

    Teaching of American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language- Initial certification (ASLN-INIT)
    Master of Arts (M.A.)*

    *This program is currently not accepting new applicants.