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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education Offers
Beginning Sign Language Class

RELEASED: Oct. 27, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education will offer "Beginning Sign Language" on Monday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26 through May 11 (no class March 16 or April 13) on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The noncredit class is designed for parents, teachers, medical professionals and others interested in learning sign language for personal or professional reasons.

Topics covered include the manual alphabet, fundamental conversation, elements of American Sign Language, facial expression and body language, receptive skills (watching and understanding sign) and an introduction to deaf culture.

Instructor Rachel Kohn is an interpreter for the deaf in the Eau Claire Area School District and in the community. She has been an interpreter for 25 years and has taught sign language for more than 15 years.

The class fee is $229 and includes instruction and class handouts. Participants also must purchase a copy of the course textbook, "The Joy of Signing, Second Edition," by Lottie L. Riekehof. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has a limited supply of the textbooks for purchase for $18, tax included. To take advantage of this limited offer, please call 715-836-3636.

To register, obtain more information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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