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

Using the “A Basic Course in American Sign Language (Second Edition)” curriculum and taught by a Deaf person, our sign language classes ensure students receive top-notch sign language instruction.

Basic American Sign Language Class
Date: February 6, 2018 – April 24, 2018 (class meets on Tuesday night)
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Paraquad, Patricia Wright Meeting Room, 5240 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Cost: $100
More information: The Basic American Sign Language Class teaches that ASL is a visual-gestural language with its own syntax and grammar. The instructor will seek to encourage students to think in signs instead words. The instructor and students focus more on functions of everyday interactions that range from inviting someone to sit down to more abstract communication like starting a conversation or storytelling. An additional bonus to the non-verbal, conceptual approach is a learning and understanding of Deaf culture.

Intermediate American Sign Language Class
Date: February 7, 2018 – April 25, 2018 (class meets on Wednesday night)
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Paraquad, Patricia Wright Meeting Room, 5240 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Cost: $100
More information: The Intermediate American Sign Language Class seeks to encourage students to continue to think in signs instead of words. For students with prior ASL experience or those who have completed Deaf Way’s Basic ASL Class, the Intermediate ASL Class will take them to the next level in ASL vocabulary and comprehension. An additional bonus to the non-verbal, conceptual approach is a deeper knowledge of Deaf culture and exposure to the Deaf community.


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