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Language Conversation Classes: Develop language skills and build community!


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Conversation Classes

Conversation classes are designed for people who already have some background in studying a language and who wish to practice and continue their cultural exploration. Course levels are loosely structured; students may self-select into their level. At the completion of the class, students may elect to enroll in the same level or move to a different level. Students may learn at a pace with which they are comfortable. Materials and tools are available online, and students learn and practice grammar and vocabulary topics between each class. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural events and different opportunities to engage with cultures and languages outside of the classroom.


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American Sign Language

Beginner American Sign Language

Tuition: $225 

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm, September 18th - November 20th, 2018

Instructor: Nadelle Payne

Course Description: Beginner American Sign Language is a 10-week course designed for people who have little or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language and who wish to practice and develop their language skills while developing cultural knowledge. This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), the third most common language in America. The course will focus on its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Students will also focus on mastering the basics of
fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and sentence structure;
students will also learn conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a
beginning-level conversation in ASL, with deaf/hard-of-hearing native users of
the language. Introductory information about deaf culture will also be
presented, along with deaf humor, to provide students with a broad picture of
language and culture.


Anderson Academic Commons, Room 340

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