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Beginning Sign Language 1

This class will be offered again in Fall 2016
 

UW-Eau Claire Campus
$99 per person / $175 for two

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

woman in a sign language class

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.

Beginning Sign Language 2 is for those who have already taken an introductory BSL class or have equivalent experience.  We’ll begin with a “refresher” class, and then move on to new material.  The class covers more advanced vocabulary, expressive techniques, and in-depth topics in deaf culture.  Much of our time will be spent practicing the fundamentals of conversation and expression that were introduced in BSL 1.

This class covers:
  • Advanced vocabulary
  • Conversation practice
  • Receptive skills (watching and understanding sign)
  • Facial expression and body language
  • In-depth topics in 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. This textbook will be used in both BSL 1 and BSL 2.

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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