American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the fastest growing languages in the United States and is the indigenous language of the Deaf community. ASL is a natural, visual, non-spoken language with its own distinct grammatical structure. The shape, movement, and location of the hands, facial expressions and body are used to communicate with one another. ASL as a visual language, uses a different modality of communication compared to spoken languages.
ASL courses at the University of Minnesota can be used to fulfill your second language requirement.
Gain firsthand experience in Danish schools and communities. During your seminar, you'll:
- Observe classrooms, participate in field studies, and hear from local educators.
- Visit lively cultural centers such as Kronborg Castle and Tivoli Gardens.
- Explore connections between Viking history and Minnesota.
Sign up to attend an upcoming info session, October 3 and 6 at noon, Central.