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Session C12

2nd Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at CNM

Much to Learn, We Still Have: American Sign Language vs. Written English, A Grammatical Comparison

Faith Timm, CI/CT, Disability Resource Center; Dana Sumrow, NIC, Disability Resource Center; Vicki Rael, NIC, Disability Resource Center

Enchantment II, 2:00-3:15

 

Deaf students, who use American Sign Language (ASL), present typical grammatical features in their written English production.  This workshop will explore the grammatical differences between ASL and written English.  Knowledge of several key differences will allow instructors to identify and focus their methodology in order to build skill, capacity, and improve secondary language acquisition and fluency.  We will also discuss how working collaboratively with your interpreters can enhance the communication of your objectives and the student’s learning experience.

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