This class is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), its' basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Master the basics of finger spelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure. Learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of- hearing native users of the language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be presented, along with deaf humor, to provide you with a broad picture of language and culture. Includes book and workbook.