Sign Language Class

Sign Language Class

Looking for a Sign Language Class?

Are you looking for an American Sign Language (ASL) class in Cincinnati?  You have come to the right place!
 
We are thrilled when people in our community want to learn ASL and connect with deaf culture, so we are committed to giving you the tools you need to succeed.   

About the Classes

These classes are designed to enable you to have the ability to converse with most deaf or hard of hearing persons in your community!  
 
Classes are held at St. Rita School for the Deaf on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m., for a 9 week period.  
 
An optional, but highly recommended lab is offered on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8p.m.  Beginner I Sign Language Class is a pre-requisite for Lab.
 

Your Instructors

All of the instructors are highly skilled in sign language.   Some of them teach deaf and hard of hearing persons in a school setting, are interpreters, or use sign language as their daily mode of communication.
 
Instructors are involved in continuing education to constantly upgrade their teaching skills.

Class Levels & Textbook

There are 6 class levels:

Beginner:
Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

Intermediate:
Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 (students wishing to take this course may be required to pass a skill evaluation)

Lab

Taking this option will provide an interactive signing environment and will emphasize small group activities, videotapes, story time, games, and drills with members from the Deaf community working as activity and lab leaders.  
 
The Lab reinforces classroom learning to help develop strong communication skills.   
 
It is highly recommended for all sign students, and is open to students from other sign language classes offered in the Cincinnati area.  *Beginner 1 Sign is a pre-requisite.

Fees

Sign Class (all levels) $80.00

Lab (St. Rita sign students) $80.00
 
Textbook (Beginner 1 & 2) "Master ASL!"  Level 1 package ISBN-13#: 978-1881133209.  You can rent or purchase this book online.  Purchase price is about $120 plus shipping at Signmedia.com or call 800-475-4756.

Textbook (Beginner 3 thru Intermediate) "Learning American Sign Language I &II" by Tom Humphries & Carol Padden Published by Allyn & Bacon 2003 Edition. ISBN# 0-205-27553-2
 
*Pay by cash, check or money order only.  Credit cards not accepted.
 
Refunds
After the second night of class, refunds will not be made for any reason. Contact Joyce Babel 513-771-7600 or jbabel@srsdeaf.org to discuss your refund.

Weather
Weather related cancellations will be announced on radio/tv stations. If school is closed, sign classes / labs are closed.

2019 Class Schedule

Winter 2019:  January 9 - March 6, 2019 (register before January 3, 2019)
Spring 2019:  March 20 - May 22, 2019  (register before March 13, 2019) 
Fall 2019:      TBD    
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