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 this winter 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 Winter classes. Registration ends Friday, September 24.

Level 1: BEGINNER American Sign Language Class

Date: September 28th to December 14th (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: September 29th to December 15th (Wednesdays) **CLASS IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**
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: September 30th to December 16th (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.