American Sign Language Classes - Summer 2017

Starts: July 11 @ 6:00PM     Ends: August 15 @ 8:00PM

SUMMER FUN SIGNS, CHILDREN'S ASL, FINGERSPELLING

Classes each Tuesday from 6pm-8pm

Summer Fun Signs

Available For 19 More Days!

Content draws on ASL 1 & 2, so previous ASL experience is required.

$100.00

ASL Fingerspelling

Available For 19 More Days!

Class focuses on correct shape and hand position for letters and numbers. Previous experience required.

$100.00

Children's ASL | Child only

Available For 19 More Days!

Children learn fingerspelling & other elements of basic communication. For ages 5-12.

$100.00

Children's ASL | Parent to accompany child

Available For 19 More Days!

Children (and their parents) learn basic fingerspelling & other elements of basic communication.

$50.00

HASA has taught American Sign Language (ASL) using the highly successful and well-respected method, Signing Naturally, since 1988. Signing Naturally is a non-verbal approach taught at many institutions across the country, including Gallaudet University. To encourage students to think in signs, students and instructors avoid using speech in the classroom. Interpersonal communication (not simply learning signs for English words) is emphasized. Students focus on functions of specific everyday interactions that range from inviting someone to sit down to more abstract communication, such as giving directions or problem solving. Grammar is learned in the context of these communications. An additional benefit of this approach is the development of a cross-cultural awareness of the Deaf community.

SCHEDULE

CLASSES ARE OFFERED 6 WEEKS, BEGINNING TUESDAY, JULY 11

EVENING CLASSES
(Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
SUMMER FUN SIGNS | CHILDREN'S ASL | FINGERSPELLING

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are classes held? Our classes are held at The Hearing and Speech Agency, located at 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215.

Do I need a textbook? The Signing Naturally Units 1-6 textbook is required for ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, Signing for Seniors and ASL for SLPs. It need only be purchased once. ASL 4 and ASL 5 require the Signing Naturally Units 7-12 textbook and need only be purchased once.

What if I need to cancel my registration? We do our best to work with all students with respect to their needs. Please read our refund and class cancellation options below:

Refunds & Class Cancellations
OPTION 1: Course fee is refundable minus a $25 fee if notification that the student will not take the class is given prior to the first session. Once the first class is complete, no refunds will be given.

OPTION 2: Course fees are transferable to a future session if notification that the student will not take the class is given prior to the first session. Course must be completed within one calendar year (12 months) after payment.

PLEASE NOTE: If classes need to be canceled due to low registration numbers (this happens rarely but occasionally), you will be notified as soon as possible. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be made.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES

Summer Fun Signs | Previous ASL experience is required
Content draws upon ASL 2 and ASL 3, and it includes Deaf culture and conversational strategies.
CLASSES: TUESDAY 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
NO TEXTBOOK NEEDED

ASL Fingerspelling | Previous ASL experience is required
Class focuses on correct shape and hand position for letters and numbers; enhances student's speed of expressive and receptive spelling.
CLASSES: TUESDAY 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
NO TEXTBOOK NEEDED

Children's ASL | For children and their parents
Children start by learning to fingerspell the alphabet and their names. As they learn signs for everyday activities and to communicate, they also enjoy making craft projects that reinforce the signing learned in class.
CLASSES: TUESDAY 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
NO TEXTBOOK NEEDED

Event Location

HASA - various classrooms
5900 METRO DR
BALTIMORE, MD 21215

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