American Sign Language Level 1

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Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m., 6-week course begins 11/10

Learn basic sign language communication, including handshapes for the manual alphabet, fingerspelling, numbers, vocabulary, and easy-to-use sentence structure. Deaf culture and familiar phrases will be included to enhance your communication with deaf and hard of hearing family, friends, co-workers, students, clients, and customers. Our ASL syllabus will detail learning outcomes and course content areas. No previous sign language experience is necessary. ASL is a visual language, so no note-taking, textbooks, or dictionaries are required. The instructor will provide handouts via the Internet. Martin Samelson is an ASL college professor and job coach for the Deaf, a specialist in learning to communicate without voice.