American Sign Language Level I

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Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 6-week course begins 5/18

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 notetaking, textbooks or dictionaries are required. Instructor will provide digital handouts. Familiarity with ZOOM and MARCO POLO will be helpful. Martin Samelson is an ASL college professor and job coach for the Deaf, a specialist in learning to communicate without voice.