The Start ASL 1 course aims to provide students with the ability to begin to acquire proficiency in American Sign Language using a comprehensive, systematic approach. Developing spontaneous communication competency will be heavily stressed through the direct experience method/natural approach with some structured approaches for further reinforcements. Dialogue will be presented using videos for which students are required to deduce itemized vocabulary and phrases from common semantic groups and/or meaningful functions, situations, and contexts. Incorporated in this American Sign Language course will be the study and exploration of Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community.