ESP Biography



SHAWN WESTERDALE, MIT freshman studying physics




Major: course 8

College/Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born at a point in time and am still alive now.



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


American Sign Language by Deluge in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Learn American Sign Language (kinda)! This class will be an hour long attempt at introducing ASL via submersion. I will try to familiarize you with ASL by only signing to you (I won't voice once the whole hour). We'll see how much we can cover before class ends, and in the end I'll point you to resources to learn more.


Introduction to Conversational Sign Language in HSSP Summer 2008 (Jun. 29, 2008)
LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE! Starting with the ASL alphabet, this course will teach the vocabulary and grammatical structure of sign language necessary for colloquial conversations. If we have time, I will also introduce the more formal forms of ASL used for story telling and music interpretation.


Reading and Writing in Binary in SPLASH (2007)
Learn the alphabet and how to read and write in binary code 01000010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00000000 01101001 ...