General Course Information and Notes
M/J American Sign Language Beginning introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning receptive and expressive signing skills and be introduced to culture, connections, comparisons, and communities during this one-year course.
This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also must reflect appropriate Next Generation Sunshine State Standards benchmarks and Florida Standards for English language arts and mathematics.
Special Note. This is a one-year course. Course content requirements for the two or three course sequence M/J American Sign Language, Beginning (0704000), Intermediate (0704010), and Advanced (0704020), may be equivalent American Sign Language 1 (0717300).
It is each district's school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J American Sign Language sequences in middle school.
The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of language proficiency, rather than grade levels.
Course Number: 0704000
Abbreviated Title: M/J AMER SIGN, BEG
Course Status: Course Approved