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American Sign Language (Online Course)

Hands doing ASL

Learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) in this relaxed & Comfortable 6-week class

This course is designed for students who have little or zero knowledge of ASL. In this course, you will learn:

  • Deaf Awareness
  • Deaf culture
  • ASL grammar and syntax

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to carry on a basic conversation in ASL using expressive and receptive skills
  • Have an increased basic knowledge of the Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community

Please note: ASL is the only language of communication to be used in the classroom.

The course will use the textbook Signing Naturally Book Unit 1-6 (Authors: Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz, and Ken Mikos), and will cover Unit 1-2.

No materials required. Students are recommended to purchase Student Signing Naturally Workbook, but it is not a requirement for this course.

Course details

Winter 2022

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, Jan. 25 to March 1, 2022 (6 weeks) *SOLD OUT*
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Jan. 11, 2022
Tuesdays, Mar. 15 to April 9 (6 weeks)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before March 1, 2022
Price: $170 (+ HST)
Instructor: Shay McGilvery

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About the instructor

Shay McGilvery was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and grew up in a hearing family as the only deaf person. Shay has MA in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University, is professional sign language instructor/teacher and is a member of Sign Language Institute Canada. Shay taught sign language courses at Gallaudet University (2017) and University of Alberta (2019 & 2020) and is currently working for the Canadian Hearing Services. Shay loves to travel and play hockey.

"Why do I want to be an American Sign Language teacher? I grew up interacting with hearing people and taught them American Sign Language. I see hearing people that can sign which means we have communication access equally."

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