Intro to American Sign Language
with Anthia Airall
I studied 'American Sign Language and Deaf Studies' at George Brown College, and I am passionate about making ASL accessible. My experience in supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities has provided me with a unique perspective and approach on teaching new skills. I desire to help create a bridge between the hearing and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community.
8-12 years old
During this experience we will be exploring the world of American Sign Language (ASL), and Deaf culture. Learners will be taught linguistics, words, phrases, and more. This fun and interactive learning environment, gives students the skills needed to communicate with those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and nonverbal.
Topics Covered Include: Alphabet & Numbers Colours and Animals Food and Activities Family Members & Finger Spelling Common Words and Phrases
Simple Sentences Nursery Rhymes
What parents are saying
My 11-year-old son really enjoyed Anthia’s ASL class. As soon as it ended, he said, “That was fun. I really liked that lady. She was nice.” An this had a warm and engaging disposition and covered a lot of material (alphabet, numbers, colors, stating and inquiring about name, age, siblings, etc...). Although, a lot of material was covered, Anthia repeatedly reviewed and incrementally added new material throughout the class. My son is excited about continuing to learn ASL and has asked me to get him an ASL book.