Courses

Sign language is the third most common "foreign" language in the United States, and can be used right here in the Northwest. Learn and practice finger spelling and signs for 350-450 words in this welcoming environment.


September 20, 2022 to November 22, 2022, 05:00pm, TAP 17
Discover Sign Language will teach you how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences and how to put it all together, allowing you to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, locations, family, and the activities you like to do. Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout it, you will be immersed in silence, which will help you gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lip reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign! This is an ed2go class - see ed2go listings for registration instructions (ed2go.com/umpqua).


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Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course bundle will help you understand the perspective of the hearing impaired through use of videos to demonstrate how to make signs and communicate by facial expression.


This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.