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.

Beginning American Sign Language Term 1
Covers grammar, syntax and cultural information. Includes readings, regular tests and final project with focus on vocabulary. Bring writing materials and text first class.

Beginning American Sign Language Term 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. Bring writing materials.

Sign Language: American, Conv C
Study the following grammatical elements of American Sign Language: topic/comment sentence structure, directionality, use of space and negation. Course includes videos, quizzes, and final project. Dictionary recommended but not required. Bring paper and pencil to first class.

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