American Sign Language

Signing Naturally 1A (Units 1-3)

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American Sign Language (ASL) is the main method of communication used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States. ASL is a visual-based language that is expressed by facial expressions and movements with the hands.

Signing Naturally 1A explores the topics from Units 1, 2, and 3 of the Signing Naturally Student Workbook: Introducing Oneself, Exchanging Personal Information, and Talking About Where You Live. By the end of the course, students will gain knowledge of basic Deaf Culture, a vocabulary of approximately 500 words, non-manual signals (facial expressions), mouth morphemes information, and the specific grammar rules used in ASL.

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 and is suitable for students who have previous experience with ASL.

 

*Workbook is mandatory for the course and will be mailed to you.

*Limit of 14 students per session – first come first serve.

*Due to the global pandemic, and to ensure the safety of all, ASL classes will be provided virtually for the foreseeable future.

 

Next Session

Fall 2021

 

If you would like to be notified of the next session of SN 1A, please email info@durhamdeaf.org.

Signing Naturally 1B (Units 4-6)

American Sign Language (ASL) is the main method of communication used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States. ASL is a visual-based language that is expressed by facial expressions and movements with the hands.

This course is a continuation of SN 1A, so SN 1A is a prerequisite of SN 1B. SN 1B explores units 4, 5, and 6. The topics are as follows: Talking About Family, Talking About Everyday Activities, and Storytelling.

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 used in 1A is used in 1B.

*Limit of 14 students per session – first come first serve.

*Due to the global pandemic, and to ensure the safety of all, ASL classes will be provided virtually for the foreseeable future.

 

Next Session

Fall 2021

 

If you would like to be notified of the next session of SN 1B, please email info@durhamdeaf.org.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

Full refunds will be issued before classes begin. There will be a $30 cancellation fee if the student withdraws before the 3rd class and no refunds will be issued after the 3rd class.

DVDs and Workbooks are non-refundable.

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Durham Deaf Services

900 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1H2
Phone: (905) 579-3328 Voice/Text
Fax: (905) 728-1183                                            Email: info@durhamdeaf.org

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​Fri - Sun: closed

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