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Leisa Boling

Assistant Professor

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

585-475-6315
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Leisa Boling

Assistant Professor

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

Education

AAS, BFA, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-6315

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Boling, L., et al. "A New Frontier: American Sign Language e-Curriculum (Poster)." Conference Council of American Instructors of the Deaf Conference (CAID). National Technical Institue of the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 24-28 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Boling, L., et al. "To Meet the Demands of a New Age: Innovative ASL e-Curriculum." Conference 2013 American Sign Language Teacher Association's 7th Biennial Professional Development Conference. ASLTA. Charlotte, NC. 2-7 Jul. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Currently Teaching

INTP-325
3 Credits
In this course, students will develop ASL skills needed to create narratives composed of an introduction, main points, supporting points, transitions, and a closing. At the end of the semester, students will achieve effective communication by using vocabulary, grammar, translation skills, and cultural protocols for conveying details about unfamiliar topics at an Advanced-Low level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Activities include delivering presentations, storytelling, and lab exercises that provide extensive hands-on practice using a variety of media. Students are expected to engage with members of the Deaf community in order to learn about Deaf co-culture in the United States.
INTP-226
3 Credits
In this course, students will develop ASL receptive and expressive skills needed to communicate series of connected paragraphs using complex connected sentences. At the end of the semester, students will achieve effective communication by using vocabulary, grammar, and cultural protocols for conveying details about less familiar topics at an Intermediate-High level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Activities include delivering presentations and lab exercises that provide extensive hands-on practice using a variety of media. Students are expected to engage with members of the Deaf community in order to learn about Deaf co-culture in the United States.
INTP-326
3 Credits
In this course, students will develop ASL skills needed to create complex narratives composed of an introduction, main points, supporting points, transitions, and a closing. At the end of the semester, students will achieve effective communication by using grammar, translation skills, and cultural protocols for conveying details about abstract concepts at an Advanced-Mid level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Activities include delivering presentations, storytelling, and lab exercises that provide extensive hands-on practice using a variety of media. Students are expected to engage with members of the Deaf community in order to learn about Deaf co-culture in the United States.
ASLC-211
2 Credits
Students are introduced to approximately 300 basic conversational signs and linguistic features needed to engage in survival-level conversations with Deaf people. Fingerspelling and background information on Deaf culture and community are included. Each class period will have small group, large group and pair interactions.
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-402
3 Credits
This course builds upon information taught in Beginning ASL I - Advanced ASL I. Students continue learning and using ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles and various advanced-level discourse features in narratives and presentations in ASL. Students analyze different components in storytelling. ASL Literature will be introduced in this level. Students identify controversial issues in various works of ASL Literature.