Next class: Fall 2014
Please check back for class dates.
Classes are typically offered on Monday evenings.
UW-Eau Claire campus
Who Should Attend
This noncredit class is for those who have little or no experience with Sign Language. Knowing the basics of Sign can be very useful for:
- Medical professionals
- Child care providers
- Anyone who works with the public
Many parents and child care professionals use sign language to communicate with pre-verbal children! Watch this WEAU-TV Assignment 13 Report These Hands are Made for Talking, featuring Nicole Jones, one of the American Sign Language instructors at UW-Eau Claire.
Watching and Understanding Sign
Facial Expression and Body Language
- Deaf Culture
Talk With Your Hands, Listen With Your Eyes by Gabriel Grayson. Not provided. Please purchase your own text from your preferred retail store or online vendor.
Rachel Kohn is an Interpreter for the Deaf in the Eau Claire Area School District and community. She has worked as an interpreter for 25 years, and has taught sign language classes for more than 15 years. Here are comments from some of Rachel’s recent Basic Sign Language students:
"Rachel does an excellent job of creating a fun, creative, inclusive community in class."
"Now I can teach my Deaf child some of the new signs I learned!"
"Good pace and positive atmosphere – Each lesson is relevant and interesting."
Early Bird Fee: (Register on or before August 18): $89
Regular Fee: (After August 18): $99
Family/Group Rate: Through August 18, two people can register together for $150. (After August 18, the $99 per person regular fee will apply).