CCECS announces American Sign Language classes
Date: Monday, May 22, 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 9 on Tuesdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m., June 6 – August 15, with no class on July 4. 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 9 on Thursdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m., June 8 – August 10. The cost is $150.
Both classes require the Signing Naturally Student Workbook, Level 1, Units 1-6.
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