Five College Consortium

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

American Sign Language for Fall 2017

Intermediate ASL IIIA  - Fall 2017

ASL courses are being renamed and numbered for 2017-2018.

Intermediate American Sign Language IIIA is being offered as a pilot course through the Five College Mentored Language Program in Fall 2017. The prerequisite for the course is American Sign Language II (as offered in Spring 2017 at Hampshire College) or the equivalent.

Students will learn to communicate appropriately in a wider range of interpersonal situations while increasing fluency and comprehension.

Required Textbook: Signing Naturally Student Workbook: Units 7-12 by Ella Mae Lentz, Ken Mikos, and Cheri Smith. DawnSignPress 2014; ISBN: 978-1-58121-221-1). Textbook can be ordered directly from the press: http://www.dawnsign.com/

Meeting time: Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm at Hampshire College
Course mentor/instructor: Dana Hoover (M.Ed., Deaf Education, Boston University)

Instructor permissioin for registration: Amy Wordelman, Director, Five College Mentored Language Program. The course is listed as a UMass course under the FORLANGC rubric.

How to Register:  Submit a mentored course application.  Applicants for ASL courses DO NOT NEED TO do the online orientation tutorial. Once we review your application, we will send you instructions about how to register.

ASL III is a half course. Half courses are worth 1.5 credits at UMass. Five College interchange credit is: Amherst  – ½ course; Hampshire – ½ course; Mount Holyoke – 1.5 credits; Smith – 1.5 credits.


High Intermediate ASL A  - Fall 2017
(for students who completed Mentored ASL IV in Spring 2017)

ASL courses are being renamed and numbered for 2017-2018.

HIgh Intermediate ASL A will be offered in Fall 2017. The prerequisite for the course is Mentored American Sign Language IV or the equivalent. The High Intermediate ASL A group session will meet on Fridays, 11:00-12:30 pm at Hampshire College.

Students will learn to communicate appropriately in a wider range of interpersonal situations while increasing fluency and comprehension.

The course format follows a standard format for Five College Mentored Language courses. Students will meet for a weekly 90-minute small group session with the language mentor. Students will be expected to devote an additional one hour a day to homework and individual practice. Students are encouraged to study in pairs or small groups on their own. Students are also encouraged to find ways to use the language informally through other channels.

Required Textbook:  Signing Naturally Student Workbook: Units 7-12 by Ella Mae Lentz, Ken Mikos, and Cheri Smith. DawnSignPress 2014; ISBN: 978-1-58121-221-1). Textbook can be ordered directly from the press: http://www.dawnsign.com/

Meeting time: Fridays from 11:00-12:30 pm at Hampshire College
Course mentor/instruction: Dana Hoover (M.Ed., Deaf Education, Boston University)

Instructor permission for registration: Amy Wordelman, Director, Five College Mentored Language Program. The course is listed as a UMass course under the FORLANGC rubric.

How to Register: Students who took ASL IV through the center, should email fclrc@hfa.umass.edu to request the course for fall and get registration instructions. Students who have not taken ASL IV through the center should submit a mentored course application.  ASL applicants DO NOT NEED TO do the online orientation tutorial. Once we review your application, we will send you instructions about how to register.

ASL V is a half course. Half courses are worth 1.5 credits at UMass. Five College interchange credit is: Amherst  – ½ course; Hampshire – ½ course; Mount Holyoke – 1.5 credits; Smith – 1.5 credits.


Advanced ASL A  - Fall 2017
(for students who completed Mentored ASL VI in Spring 2017)

ASL courses are being renamed and numbered for 2017-2018.

Advanced ASL A will be offered in Fall 2017. The prerequisite for the course is Mentored American Sign Language VI (High Intermediate B) or the equivalent. The Advanced ASL A group session will meet on Fridays, 2:40-4:10 pm at Hampshire College.

The course will introduce students to ASL literature, including ASL poetry.

The course format follows a standard format for Five College Mentored Language courses. Students will meet for a weekly 90-minute small group session with the language mentor. Students will be expected to devote an additional one hour a day to homework and individual practice. Students are encouraged to study in pairs or small groups on their own. Students are also encouraged to find ways to use the language informally through other channels.

Required Textbook: Student workbook for  ASL Literature Series, "Bird of a Different Feather & For a Decent Living" written by Sam Supalla & Ben Bahan.
https://www.dawnsign.com/products/details/asl-literature-series-student-workbook-set .

Meeting time: Fridays from 2:40-4:10 pm at Hampshire College
Course mentor/instruction: Dana Hoover (M.Ed., Deaf Education, Boston University)

Instructor permission for registration: Amy Wordelman, Director, Five College Mentored Language Program. The course is listed as a UMass course under the FORLANGC rubric.

How to Register: Students who took ASL VI through the center, should email fclrc@hfa.umass.edu to request the course for fall and get registration instructions. Students who have not taken ASL through the center should submit a mentored course application.  ASL applicants DO NOT NEED TO do the online orientation tutorial. Once we review your application, we will send you instructions about how to register.

ASL V is a half course. Half courses are worth 1.5 credits at UMass. Five College interchange credit is: Amherst  – ½ course; Hampshire – ½ course; Mount Holyoke – 1.5 credits; Smith – 1.5 credits.