Workforce Solutions offering two American Sign Language courses

Workforce Solutions of Northeast State is sponsoring eight-week classes in beginner and Level II American Sign Language (ASL) starting in August.

The beginner class covers basic to intermediate signs and helps participants think in ASL terms, allowing for proper usage.

The beginner class is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 27; Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24; and Oct. 1, 8, 15. Classes will be held on the College’s Blountville campus in the Locke Humanities Building, Room H153. Instructor for the course is M.J. Light who holds a National Interpreter Certification. Cost for the class is $80.00. The registration deadline is Aug. 13.

The Level II course takes basic vocabulary and grammar and hones it into a solid base for language competency. At the completion of the course, students should be able to navigate more fluidly through facial expressions, non-manual markers, vocabulary, and content.

The Level II class is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 25; Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; and Oct. 6, 20. Classes will be held on the College’s Blountville campus in the Locke Humanities Building, Room H153. Instructor for the course is M.J. Light who holds a National Interpreter Certification. Cost for the class is $80.00. The registration deadline is Aug. 11.

Upon the completion of these courses, students will have a better understanding of Deaf history and culture as well as up to intermediate communication skills.

To register, contact Diana Harrison at 423.354.5520 or workforce@NortheastState.edu.

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