Continuing Education

American Sign Language

Beginner's American Sign Language I & II

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, I would love to meet you in Beginner’s American Sign Language I and Beginner’s American Sign Language II.

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.

These are eight-week, non-credit courses.

Beginner's American Sign Language I
May 13 - July 1, 2014
TUESDAYS 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Ithaca College Hill Center ROOM G22 

1.5 CEUs

Beginner's American Sign Language II
May 15 – July 3, 2014
THURSDAYS 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Ithaca College Hill Center ROOM G22 

1.5 CEUs

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To pay by check:

Include your name, mailing address, and "Beginner's Sign Language May 2014". Make check payable to Ithaca College, and mail to:

Ithaca College
Office of Extended Studies
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850