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Community Sign Language

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!
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  • Adult Sign Language Classes

    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 2020 Session
    March 17th - May 27th 2020

    CHOOSE EITHER: 

    TUESDAYS
    March 17th - May 26th (No classes the week of April 13th)
    Meets weeky - 10 sessions 
    • ASL I - 4:30-6:30pm
    • ASL II - 6-8pm
    • ASL III - 6-8pm

    -OR-

    WEDNESDAYS
    March 18th - May 27th (No classes the week of April 13th)
    Meets weeky - 10 sessions 
      • ASL I - 6-8pm
      • ASL II - 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
    • Youth Sign Language Classes

      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 2020 Session
      March 17th - May 5th 2020

      TUESDAYS
      March 17th - May 5th (No classes the week of April 13th)
      Meets weeky - 8 sessions 
      • ASL I - 4-5:30pm
      • ASL II - 4-5:30pm
       


      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
    • 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.


      SPRING 2020 Session
      April 25th - May 23rd 

      Saturday Classes
      Saturday’s Elementary ASL class dates: April 25th - May 23rd
      Meets weekly (Total of 5 sessions)
      11am - 12pm


      Textbook
      The class will be utilizing the text:
    • Baby Sign Language Classes

      CLASS FEE: $125
      (Fee covers 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 2020 Session
      April 25th - May 23rd 

      Saturday Classes
      Saturday’s Baby ASL class dates: April 25th - May 23rd
      Meets weekly (Total of 5 sessions)
      9:30am - 10:30am
    Classes cancelled due to snow will be made-up. Class is subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

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    REFUND POLICY: No refunds after the first day of class.
    REGISTRATION: We must receive either payment, or a check payment pledge in order secure a spot on the roster. After you have completed the registration and payment forms, you will receive an e-mail verifying your registration.

    DEADLINE: Must register/pay 2 weeks prior to class start date.
    Failure to pay 2 weeks prior to class start date will result in being placed on the wait-list.

    Minimum of 12 students required to run class.
    Class is subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

    To cancel a class registration or if you have a question please contact:
    Krystal Sonidis
    krystal.sonidis@asd-1817.org
    (860) 570-2399

    Send all Check payments to:
    American School for the Deaf
    Community Sign Language
    139 N Main Street
    West Hartford CT 06107
    Attention: Krystal Sonidis