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Sign Language Classes

Adults signing

The American School for the Deaf has been offering non-credit community sign language classes for over 45 years. Our American Sign Language (ASL) classes cater to three different groups: Adult, Youth, and Babies. And now introducing: Elementary age classes, for those ages 4-7 years old!

Classes provide a variety of resources designed to support the goals of the class. Learning any language requires time and practice. You will enjoy building your knowledge of ASL to communicate with a friend, family member, or colleague. Students learn best through communication activities including group practice, games, exercises, and dialogues. We have a supportive and enthusiastic community of teachers.

We hope you will join us!

Classes cancelled due to snow will be made-up. Class is subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

For more information, or if you are unsure which class is appropriate for you, please contact:

Krystal Sonidis
Sign Language Services
(860) 570-2399
Email: krystal.sonidis@asd-1817.org


CLASSES

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Adult Sign Language Classes

Man signing

CLASS FEE: $250

Our Adult American Sign Language (ASL) Classes are designed for all individuals, hearing or deaf, who want to learn how to communicate in ASL. The three levels offered advance in vocabulary and language structure, and touch on information related to Deaf Culture. Upon completing all levels, students should have a well-rounded knowledge of ASL vocabulary and structure that they can use conversationally.


SUMMER 2019 SESSION

July 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Monday/Wednesday class dates: July 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019 – Meets twice weekly; (Total of 10 sessions)

ASL 1: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ASL 2: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ASL 3: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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FALL 2019 SESSION

September 3, 2019 - November 6, 2019

TUESDAY CLASSES

Tuesday class dates: September 3, 2019 - November 5, 2019 - Meets weekly; (Total of 10 sessions)

ASL 1: 4:30 - 6:30pm

ASL 2: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ASL 3: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Tuesday class dates: September 4, 2019 - November 6, 2019 - Meets weekly; (Total of 10 sessions)

ASL 1: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ASL 2: 4:30 - 6:30pm


Textbook

Adult Sign Language Classes will be using the text:

Learning American Sign Language:
Level I & 2- Beginning Intermediate (2nd Edition)

Following the text, the Adult Sign Language classes are divided into three levels:

LEVEL I: UNITS #1-8
LEVEL II: UNITS #9-16
LEVEL III: UNITS #16-24

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Youth Sign Language Classes

Youth signer

CLASS FEE: $175

Youth Sign Language classes are for ages 11-15. American Sign Language (ASL) is fun to learn! The class covers a wide variety of signs, phrases, games and activities.


SUMMER 2019 SESSION

July 1, 2019 - July 24, 2019

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Monday/Wednesday class dates: July 1, 2019 - July 24, 2019 – Meets twice weekly; (Total of 8 sessions)

ASL 1: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

ASL 2: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

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FALL 2019 SESSION

September 3, 2019 - October 22, 2019

TUESDAY CLASSES

Tuesday class dates: September 3, 2019 - October 22, 2019 – Meets weekly; (Total of 8 sessions)

ASL 1: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

ASL 2: 4:00 - 5:30 pm



Textbook

Students will be using the text:

Signing Fun by Penny Warner

Following the text, the Youth Sign Language classes are divided into two levels:

LEVEL I: UNITS #1-12
LEVEL II: UNITS #13-24


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Elementary Sign Language Classes

CLASS FEE: $125

(Fee covers one adult & one child) Additional person: $10.00

We're happy to now offer an Elementary age sign language classes! This will be for children ages 4-7. The class covers a wide variety of common signs, games, and activities to expose you child to this amazing language!

Elementary Sign Language classes are for one adult and one child.
If you are interested, you may register ONE additional adult for an additional fee.


SUMMER 2019 SESSION

July 13, 2019 - August 17, 2019 (NO CLASSES August 3rd)

SATURDAY CLASSES

Saturday’s Elementary ASL class dates: July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 10th & 17th, 2019 (Total of 5 sessions)

11am - 12pm

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FALL 2019 SESSION

October 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

SATURDAY CLASSES

Saturday’s Elementary ASL class dates: October 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019 - Meets weekly (Total of 5 sessions)

11am - 12pm


Textbook

The class will be utilizing the text:

Signing Fun by Penny Warner

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Baby Sign Language Classes

Baby signing

CLASS FEE: $125

(One Adult & One Child) Additional person: $10.00

Baby Sign Language classes are for babies and toddlers up to 36 months. Participants will be using sign language as a tool to communicate and strengthen the bond with their babies. Wear comfortable clothes and bring either a yoga mat or a little rug for you and your baby to sit on.

Baby Sign Language classes are for one adult and one child.
If you are interested, you may register ONE additional adult for an additional fee.



FALL 2019 SESSION

October 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019

SATURDAY CLASSES

Saturday’s Elementary ASL class dates: October 5, 2019 - November 2, 2019 - Meets weekly (Total of 5 sessions)

9:30 - 10:30am