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Elayne Fife-Collier

Lecturer

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Elayne Fife-Collier

Lecturer

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Currently Teaching

MLAS-201
4 Credits
ASL I includes linguistic features, cultural protocols and core vocabulary for students to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for asking and answering questions while introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about family, friends and surroundings, and discussing activities. This course is designed for students who have no knowledge of American Sign Language. Students must take placement exam if this is their first RIT class in Sign Language and they have some prior study of Sign Language.
MLAS-202
4 Credits
This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL I. ASL II teaches students to use linguistics features, cultural protocols and core vocabulary to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for giving directions, describing, making request, talking about family, occupations and routines, and attributing qualities to others.