AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)
What is American Sign Language? (ASL)
American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
About ASL BB American Sign Language classes
We use the Signing Naturally curriculum that was originally developed at a California College and with this curriculum you will learn not only ASL but also valuable information to educate you on the Deaf culture so that you may have a better understanding of the culture and community as a whole.
Our qualified Deaf instructors have a A “no-voice” teaching method, which affords you the opportunity increase your awareness when signing. Also the no-voice method compiled with videotext, the workbook, games and more all play in important role in aiding your ability to retain the information in an enjoyable interactive manner. Additionally we offer various levels of courses to suit your needs. As well as for you to continue your knowledge of ASL and learn from the beginning level through to the level conversational skills one would use in daily conversations.
If you have previous signing experience, send us an email and we would be happy to set you up for an assessment with one of our instructors. This will allow us to gauge your level of signing and advise best as to what level we feel you could comfortably begin with.
ASL BB course fees
Class and material fees are as follows:
All levels of ASL classes consist of a registration fee of $190.00 per registrant
ASL 101 Signing Naturally Level 1 Workbook with dvd is $130.00. (This dvd and student workbook are also used in 102)
ASL 103 Signing Naturally Level 1 Workbook with dvd is $130.00 (This dvd and student workbook are also used in 104)
ASL 301 Signing Naturally Level 1 Workbook with dvd is $130.00 (This dvd and student workbook are also used in 301-304)
Age requirements of students
Our classes are designed for those 16 yrs of age and older. Children 14 & 15 years of age may enroll with an adult that is also registered.