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CCECS announces American Sign Language classes

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Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers non-credit American Sign Language (ASL) classes open to anyone age 15 and older.

American Sign Language Level 1A will introduce the basics of ASL, including grammar and vocabulary for simple social conversation. Participants will also learn about deaf culture and rules of social interaction. Instructor Vicki Linter has been an ASL interpreter for 25 years and has taught ASL in community settings in California and Hawaiʻi. Classes will be held in Wentworth Hall Room 14 on Thursdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m., February 9 - April 20, with no class on March 30. The cost is $150.

American Sign Language Level 1B is for anyone who has some experience with ASL. Participants will focus on advancing expressive and receptive conversational skills. The class will be taught by Pam Bond, a deaf instructor and native in ASL, with 12 years of teaching experience at Brigham Young University and at the high school level in Utah. Classes will be held in Wentworth Hall Room 14 on Wednesdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m., February 8 - April 19, with no class on March 29. The cost is $150.

Both classes require the Signing Naturally Student Workbook, Level 1, Units 1-6.

For more information and to register, call CCECS at 932-7830 or visit
http://hilo.hawaii.edu/ccecs/.


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