Sign Language Class

Sign Language Class

Winter 2018:  January 3 - February 28, 2018 (register before December 28, 2017)
Spring 2018:  March 14 - May 16, 2018  (register before March 9, 2018)
Fall 2018:      September 2018 (register before September 1, 2018) 

About the Classes

These classes are designed to enable our students the ability to converse with most deaf or hard of hearing persons in the 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 highly recommended lab is offered on Monday night from 6:30 - 8p.m., for an additional fee.   Labs start the week following the start of sign class.   Beginner I sign language class is a pre-requisite for Lab.

Class Levels & Textbooks

Our classes have a minimum of 10 students per class and may be combined if the class is too small. Fees will be refunded if the class is not available for your level.

There are 6 levels:

Beginning 1, 2, 3

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


Learning American Sign Language I & II, by Tom Humphries and Carol Padden
Price: $95.00 *Price of book is subject to change without notice*


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.   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.


Our instructors are highly skilled in sign language.   Some of them teach deaf and hard of hearing persons in a school setting, some are interpreters, or use sign language as their daily mode of communication.   Instructors are involved in continuing education to constantly upgrade their teaching skills.
Fees (pay by cash, check or money order only.  Credit cards not accepted).

Sign Class (all levels) $80.00
Lab (St. Rita sign students) $80.00
Textbook $95.00 We highly suggest you buy the textbook online from or   ISBN# 0-205-27553-2  Learning American Sign Language I &II by Tom Humphries & Carol Padden Published by Allyn & Bacon 2003 Edition


Refunds will not be made for any reason after the second night of class. Contact Joyce Babel 513-771-7600 or for proper refund.


Weather related cancellations will be announced on radio/tv stations. If school is closed, sign classes / labs are closed.Please do not call the school.
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