How many times do we encounter hearing impaired people and wish that we could communicate with them? As we age, we gradually lose some of our hearing. Sign language can help. Also, mothers of pre-lingual children can use sign language as a tool with their little ones. Here is your opportunity to learn basic sign language that could help you or someone you care about.
Basic Sign Language will cover beginning sign language, the alphabet, conversational phrases and a variety of commonly used signs. In addition, basic facts essential to the correct use of the language will be addressed. A dedicated student could learn as many as 800 signs and understand signing and interpreting rules, basic deaf culture, and medical situations that cause deafness and loss of hearing.
Do you already know some signs but want to learn more to take your knowledge to the next level? Intermediate Sign Language will be a continuation of the introduction of signs (cities, states, countries, holidays, household items, religious terms, etc.), more conversational sign language, slang, and a discussion on political correctness as it pertains to signing, as well as to deaf culture.
Both Basic Sign Language and Intermediate Sign Language will be taught by Sheri Greene at the Education Council’s Coudersport office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 19 – October 31, 2023 (no class on October 19). Basic Sign Language is scheduled from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Intermediate Sign Language is scheduled from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The cost for Basic Sign Language is $160/person and the cost for Intermediate Sign Language is $160/person. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 12th. To register or for more information, visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.