The Functional Group approach to American Sign Language introduces ASL vocabulary
in a natural context. Grouped units are used to form a cohesive vocabulary collection and provide continuity in word acquisition.
The Functional Group approach emphasizes language in context:
Observing the animal kingdom, locating things around the house,
participating in significant life experiences. The Functional
Group approach is ideal for use in a classroom environment
where English is a Second Language .
an image to open a category. Select a unit. On the first frame
of each unit, click each image to see the ASL sign played
for that image. Study the signs for each image in the opening
frame. Then click through the rest of the unit to be quizzed on what you
have just learned.