Languages, Culture, & Writing
American Sign Language for Beginners
Help to bridge the communication and cultural gap between hearing Americans and Deaf Americans. Learn beginning signs and basic grammar of American Sign Language and establish a foundation for the visual/gestural modality of the language. Gain a new perspective of the Deaf minority through a strong focus on Deaf culture and the common misconceptions about both the language and the culture.
Through this class, you will be able to:
- produce and receptively process beginning signs
- understand basic ASL grammar
- have an understanding of the sign language continuum
- know how to properly use a sign language interpreter with a Deaf client
- have a better understanding about Deaf culture
- know the truths about common misconceptions related to ASL and deaf people
- have a knowledgeable discussion on the cultural controversies covered in this class
- strengthen the community as a whole by helping spread awareness
Katie Walker Opp. 33 hours.
Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, August 5 - 19; 8a-1p.
Tuition: $163. Fee for optional 2 college credits: $135
This class is available to anyone in our community (if under age 16, an adult guardian must also enroll).
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