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Beginning Sign Language 



with Rachel Kohn


Mondays, September 14 - November 2
6:30 to 8 p.m.
UW-Eau Claire Campus
$99 per person / $175 for two

woman in a sign language class

Did you know that Sign Language is the third most widely used language in the United States?

Knowing the basics of Sign Language can be an invaluable skill. Our Beginning Sign Language class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign including parents, teachers, health care professionals, child care providers and others who work directly with the public.

This introductory class is for those with little or no sign language experience. Learn the basics of the manual alphabet and conversation. Practice both receptive and expressive skills, and learn about Deaf culture.

This class covers:
  • Manual alphabet
  • Fundamental conversation
  • Basic elements of American Sign Language
  • Receptive skills (watching and understanding sign)
  • Facial expression and body language
  • Introduction to deaf culture

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign including parents, teachers, health care providers and others working directly with the public. The class is intended for adults. Teens 16 or older are also welcome to participate.

Instructor

Rachel Kohn is an Interpreter for the Deaf in the Eau Claire Area School District and the community. She has more than 30 years' experience interpreting and teaching sign language. "Rachel does an excellent job of creating a fun, creative, inclusive community in class." -Past Participant

Textbook

Talking With Your Hands, Listening With Your Eyes by Gabriel Grayson. Please purchase your own textbook from your preferred retail store or online vendor. Retail price is approximately $20 for the paperback or $14 for the Kindle version.

Location

All classes will be held in the Human Science and Services building at UW-Eau Claire. Permits are not required in the evenings for the adjacent parking lot.


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