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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. 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.


SPRING 2019 SESSION

March 19, 2019 - May 22, 2019 (No class the week of April 8th)

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TUESDAY CLASSES

Tuesday’s ASL class dates: March 19, 2019 – May 21, 2019 – Meets weekly; No class the week of April 8th (Total of 10 sessions)

ASL 1: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

ASL 2: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ASL 3: 6:00 - 8:00 pm


WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Wednesday’s ASL class dates: March 20, 2019 – May 22, 2019 – Meets weekly; No class the week of April 8th (Total of 10 sessions)

ASL 1: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

ASL 2: 4:30 - 6:30 pm


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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Teen 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.


SPRING 2019 SESSION

March 19, 2019 - May 8, 2019

TUESDAY CLASSES

Tuesday’s Youth ASL class dates: March 19, 2019 - May 8, 2019 – Meets weekly; No class the week of April 8th (Total of 8 sessions)

Youth ASL 1: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Youth 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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Baby Sign Language Classes

Baby signing

CLASS FEE: $95

(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.


SPRING 2019 SESSION

April 20th, April 27th, and May 4th, 2019


SATURDAY CLASSES

April 20th, April 27th, and May 4th, 2019

Spring Sessions: Meet once a week for 3 weeks

9:30am to 11:00 am