Deaf Way Interpreting Services’ American Sign Language (ASL) classes engage the learner in both an academic and immersive learning environment.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, all classes in the First Quarter of 2022 will be offered via remote learning using the Zoom platform. Registrants will receive instructions by email on how to access the classes.

Registration is now open for the First Quarter of 2022. Registration will close on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Level 1: BEGINNER American Sign Language Class

Date: January 4, 2022 to March 22, 2022 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Course Description: The Beginner American Sign Language Class is an overview of basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will focus on mastering the basics of finger spelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure with a visual-gestural language. The instructor will seek to encourage students to think in signs instead of words. Working at a slower pace, the instructor and students will also learn and focus on conversational skills necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language. There is no prerequisite regarding knowledge of ABC finger spelling, numbers or signs. An additional bonus includes developing an overall appreciation of this non-verbal, conceptual language.

Level 1: BEGINNER American Sign Language Class 

Date: January 5, 2022 to March 23, 2022 (Wednesdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Course Description: The Beginner American Sign Language Class is an overview of basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will focus on mastering the basics of finger spelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure with a visual-gestural language. The instructor will seek to encourage students to think in signs instead of words. Working at a slower pace, the instructor and students will also learn and focus on conversational skills necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language. There is no prerequisite regarding knowledge of ABC finger spelling, numbers or signs. An additional bonus includes developing an overall appreciation of this non-verbal, conceptual language.

Level 1: BEGINNER American Sign Language Class

Date: January 6, 2022 to March 24, 2022 (Thursdays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Course Description: The Beginner American Sign Language Class is an overview of basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will focus on mastering the basics of finger spelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure with a visual-gestural language. The instructor will seek to encourage students to think in signs instead of words. Working at a slower pace, the instructor and students will also learn and focus on conversational skills necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of the language. There is no prerequisite regarding knowledge of ABC finger spelling, numbers or signs. An additional bonus includes developing an overall appreciation of this non-verbal, conceptual language.