American Sign Language Classes - Spring 2017

Starts: April 18 @ 10:00AM     Ends: June 22 @ 11:49AM

ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, ASL5 and Children's ASL

Spring 2017 Class Offerings

ASL 1 Morning Class

Last Day Available!

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.- Noon

$150.00

ASL 1 Evening Class

Last Day Available!

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$150.00

ASL 2 Morning Class

Last Day Available!

Wednesdays,10:00 a.m.- Noon

$150.00

ASL 2 Evening Class

Last Day Available!

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$150.00

ASL 3 Morning Class

Last Day Available!

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

$150.00

ASL 3 Evening Class

Last Day Available!

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$150.00

ASL 4

Last Day Available!

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$150.00

ASL 5

Last Day Available!

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$150.00

Children's ASL (child only)

Last Day Available!

Ages 5-12 | Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. No Text Needed

$100.00

Children's ASL (parent to accompany child)

Last Day Available!

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. No Text Needed

$50.00

Signing Naturally, Units 1-6

Last Day Available!

Used for ASL 1, ASL 2 & ASL 3

$85.00

Signing Naturally, Unites 7-12

Last Day Available!

Used for ASL 4 & ASL 5

$85.00

HASA has taught American Sign Language (ASL) using the highly successful and well-respected method, Signing Naturally, since 1988. Signing Naturally is a non-verbal approach taught at many institutions across the country, including Gallaudet University. To encourage students to think in signs, students and instructors avoid using speech in the classroom. Interpersonal communication (not simply learning signs for English words) is emphasized. Students focus on functions of specific everyday interactions that range from inviting someone to sit down to more abstract communication, such as giving directions or problem solving. Grammar is learned in the context of these communications. An additional benefit of this approach is the development of a cross-cultural awareness of the Deaf community.

SCHEDULE

CLASSES ARE OFFERED 10 WEEKS, BEGINNING TUESDAY, APRIL 18

EVENING CLASSES
(Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 | ASL 4 | ASL 5 | Children's ASL

MORNING CLASSES
(10:00 a.m. - Noon)
ASL 1: Tuesdays (April 18 - June 20)
ASL 2: Wednesdays (April 19 - June 21)
ASL 3: Thursdays (April 20 - June 22)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are classes held? Our classes are held at The Hearing and Speech Agency, located at 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215.

Do I need a textbook? The Signing Naturally Units 1-6 textbook is required for ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, Signing for Seniors and ASL for SLPs. It need only be purchased once. ASL 4 and ASL 5 require the Signing Naturally Units 7-12 textbook and need only be purchased once.

What if I need to cancel my registration? We do our best to work with all students with respect to their needs. Please read our refund and class cancellation options below:

Refunds & Class Cancellations
OPTION 1: Course fee is refundable minus a $25 fee if notification that the student will not take the class is given prior to the first session. Once the first class is complete, no refunds will be given.

OPTION 2: Course fees are transferable to a future session if notification that the student will not take the class is given prior to the first session. Course must be completed within one calendar year (12 months) after payment.

PLEASE NOTE: If classes need to be canceled due to low registration numbers (this happens rarely but occasionally), you will be notified as soon as possible. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be made.


ABOUT OUR CLASSES

ASL 1: Introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, telling where you live.
MORNING CLASSES: TUESDAY 10 A.M. - Noon
EVENING CLASSES: TUESDAY 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
TEXTBOOK: SIGNING NATURALLY UNITS 1-6

ASL 2: Talking about your family, telling about activities, giving directions, describing others.
MORNING CLASSES: WEDNESDAY 10 A.M. - Noon
EVENING CLASSES: TUESDAY 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
TEXTBOOK: SIGNING NATURALLY UNITS 1-6

ASL 3: Making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines.
MORNING CLASSES:THURSDAY 10 A.M. - Noon
EVENING CLASSES:TUESDAY 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
TEXTBOOK: SIGNING NATURALLY UNITS 1-6

ASL 4: For students who have signing experience equivalent to completing ASL 3 and who want the opportunity to learn more to further develop their conversational skills.
CLASS OFFERED TUESDAY EVENINGS 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
TEXTBOOK: SIGNING NATURALLY UNITS 7-12

ASL 5: For students who have signing experience equivalent to completing ASL 4 and looking to learn more with classifiers and conversational skills.
CLASS OFFERED TUESDAY EVENINGS 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
TEXTBOOK: SIGNING NATURALLY UNITS 7-12

CHILDREN'S ASL: Children start by learning to finger spell the alphabet and their names. As they learn signs for everyday activities and to communicate, they also enjoy making craft projects that reinforce the signing learned in class.
CLASS OFFERED TUESDAY EVENINGS 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
NO TEXT NECESSARY

Event Location

The Hearing and Speech Agency
5900 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

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