American Sign Language Classes

 Classes Offered Fall 2014
September 9 - November 11

ASL 1, 2, 3, and 4
Tuesday Evenings 6pm - 8-pm
$145 per student | Textbook $75
Children's ASL
Tuesday Evenings 6pm - 8pm
$95 per child | $150 for parent & child



 

If you would prefer not to register online, simply return this form with payment to:
HASA ASL Registration | 5900 Metro Drive | Baltimore, MD 21215

SIGNING NATURALLY

The Hearing and Speech Agency 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 that is 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 non-verbal, conceptual approach is the development of a cross-cultural awareness of the Deaf community.

COSTS AND POLICIES

Adult ASL classes (10 weeks) are $145. Course materials (book with DVD) are required for your ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3 and cost $75. Once purchased, course materials are good for levels 1, 2, and 3, so they only need to be purchased once. No materials are required for ASL 4, Conversation. ASL 5, Using Classifiers, requires a DVD that is available for purchase here>>. Summer Fun Signs Course Fee is $95, with no required materials. Children’s ASL classes are $95, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $55.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 Units 1 - 2

Introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, telling where you live

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 2 Units 3 - 4

Talking about your family, telling about activities, giving directions, describing others

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 3 Units 5 - 6

Making requests, talking about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, talking about routines

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 4 Conversation

This class is designed for those who have signing experience equivalent to completing ASL 3 and who want the opportunity to learn more ASL vocabulary and grammar and further develop their conversational skills.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 5 Using Classifiers

This class is designed for those who have signing experience equivalent to completing ASL 4 and looking to learn at a more advanced level. Classifiers are challenging to use well and to understand, regardless of one’s experience. 

SUMMER FUN SIGNS

This six-week course provides an opportunity to maintain sign language skills through weekly practice. Content draws upon ASL2 and ASL3 and includes Deaf culture, conversational strategies, sports and daily news events. This course is open to those who have knowledge of American Sign Language.

CHILDREN'S ASL Classes are for ages 5-12

Children start by learning to fingerspell 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. The session culminates in a performance during the final class. Parent may accompany child for an additional fee.

BABY & TODDLER Sign Classes for ages 2-4

This class is designed for children and parents to learn basic ASL signs together in a fun and relaxed environment.

CUSTOMIZED CLASSES

To inquire about sign language classes that are designed specifically for your need and held at your workplace or another location, please call 410.318.6780 x ll8.

SCHEDULE:

Summer 2014: July 15 - August 19

  • Summer Fun Signs -  
Must have some Sign Language knowledge
  • Children's ASL
  • Baby & Toddler Sign 

Registration deadline is July 11, 2014

Fall 2014: September 9 - November 11

  • ASL 1 
  • ASL 2 
  • ASL 3 
  • ASL 4
  • Children's ASL

Registration deadline is September 5, 2014
 

Winter 2015: January 7 - March 10

  • ASL 1 
  • ASL 2 
  • ASL 3 
  • ASL 4
  • ASL 5

Registration deadline is January 1, 2015

Spring 2015: April 14 - June 16

  • ASL 1 
  • ASL 2
  • ASL 3 
  • ASL 4 
  • Children's ASL

Registration deadline is April 10, 2015

Summer 2015: July 14 - August 18

  • Summer Fun Signs -  
Must have some Sign Language knowledge
  • Children's ASL
  • Baby & Toddler Sign 

Registration deadline is July 10, 2015

REFUNDS and CLASS Cancellations 

Course fee is refundable minus a $10 processing fee if notification that the student will not take the class is given prior to the first session. Be assured that every effort will be made to prevent any class cancellations. However, we must reserve the right to do so if the need arises. Should this occur, you will be notified as soon as possible. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be made.

Hearing and Speech AgencyHarry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 410.318.6780