Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.
Have you ever wanted to learn a language but struggled with verbal languages like French or Spanish? Have you been out of school for a while and nervous about taking a class? Would you enjoy learning another language and culture in a fun, relaxed, “hands-on” environment? Do you want to “brush-up” on old ASL skills? If so, you are invited to register for Beginner's American Sign Language I and Beginner's American Sign Language II this spring.
These courses are an introduction to the linguistic features and core vocabulary needed to develop basic communicative competence in ASL. Students learn basic ASL grammar and apply this knowledge when using ASL to ask and answer questions, introduce themselves, exchange personal information, talk about family and friends, talk about surroundings, provide descriptions, and discuss activities.
Discussion of deaf culture is infused throughout the course. Practicing conversations and active participation in and out of class are required.
Both are eight-week, noncredit courses.
Beginner's American Sign Language I
Beginner's American Sign Language II
Visit the website for more information and to register.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Extended Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.