Sign Language

Language and Culture

Sign Language

Long-time American Sign Language instructor, Shirley Sieczkowski, learned sign language to communicate with her parents, who are deaf. She says classroom teachers, and medical and safety personnel enroll in her classes to enhance their relationships with students, patients and community members who are hearing impaired.

American Sign Language Beg 1

Learn elementary American Sign Language. Practice alphabet, common hand shapes, finger spelling, numbers. Review use of sign languages in different cultures. Do readings, regular tests and final project emphasizing vocabulary and basic sentence structure. Suitable for teachers, medical personnel, police and fire personnel.

American Sign Language Beg 2

Increase your knowledge of ASL grammar, syntax and culture and expand your vocabulary. Must have taken beginning sign or have vocabulary of 200-300 signs and be able to demonstrate moderate proficiency in performance skills and receptive skills of finger spelling. 

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For more information contact Continuing Education at (541) 463-6100.

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