Sign language classes be offered again by JACIL

By Jim McCabe on December 21 at 12:35pm

The Jacksonville Area Center For Independent Living is once again offering American Sign Language Classes.

The ASL I class, designed for adults age 17 and older, will focus on basic ASL signs, word order and common functional usage.

The course includes making introductions, exchanging information, talking about family and activities and includes discussion of characteristics of the deaf community and deaf culture.

The Level II class includes using numbers, money, age and time, describing physical features and clothing, giving directions and use of personal and possessive pronouns.

The Level III and IV class continues to build on concepts in ASL I and II, expanding vocabulary, use of phrases and description.

The ASL III/IV course and Winter Level I classes will be offered Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. respectively on January 13th, 20th, 27th, every Monday in February and March 3rd. ASL II Winter sessions will be January 14th, 21, 28, every Tuesday in February, and March 4th from 5 to 6:30 p-m.

A spring series of classes has also been scheduled from mid-March to early May.

The fee for all ASL courses is $35 for an eight-class session and $25 for the book. ASL II classes will not need to buy another book. ASL III does require a new, $25 book. A student workbook and DVD can be purchased at the first class.

Preregistration is required and class size is limited. Please call JACIL at 245-8371 for more information.