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American Sign Language

Introduction to American Sign Language

Durham Deaf Services offers an Introduction to American Sign Language class. This course teaches basic greetings, fingerspelling, numbers, colours, occupations and more. Hearing participants will also learn about technical devices used by Deaf people and about Deaf culture.

All of our instructors are Deaf and use American Sign Language fluently. 


*DVD is mandatory for course 


When: Wednesdays
              Sept 11 – Nov 13, 2019

Where: Durham Deaf Services

Cost: $135 + $25 for the DVD

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Who: Ages 11+ (ages 11-13 with adult /guardian) 

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  • Price: $ 160.00 CAD
    $135 + $25 for the DVD
  • $ 0.00 CAD

Signing Naturally 1A (Units 1-3)

American Sign Language is the main method of communication used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States. American Sign Language (ASL) uses visual and gestural symbols in place of the sounds used in spoken language.

Students taking Signing Naturally 1A will learn useful vocabulary and expressions, information about Deaf culture, and the specific grammar rules used in American Sign Language.

Also, this non-accredited course offers the student an opportunity to develop the communication skills needed in ASL to interact, socialize, or associate with Deaf people.


*Workbook is mandatory for the course


When: Thursdays
Sept 12 – Nov 14, 2019

Where: Durham Deaf Services

Cost: $175 + $125 for the Workbook

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Length: 10 weeks/30 hours

Who: Ages 16+  

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  • Price: $ 300.00 CAD
    $175 + $125 for the Workbook
  • $ 0.00 CAD

*Register online or at our office.  

  Limit of 15 students per session – first come first serve.

*Workbook and DVD will be handed on first night of class.


There will be a $30 cancellation fee if the student withdraws before the 3rd class. There will be no refunds after the 2nd class.

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Durham Deaf Services

750 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1G9
Phone: (905) 579-3328 Voice/TTY
Fax: (905) 728-1183

Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs
8:30 - 4:30
​Fri - Sun: closed

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