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Sign Language 1

Do you wish you knew how to communicate through sign language? This course will give you basic knowledge and understanding to communicate with the Deaf community. Practice the fundamentals of conversation including receptive skills and body language.

Key Program Information
Next Session Jan. 16, 2023 – March 6, 2023
UW-Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Room TBD
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Schedule

This class meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Related Programs

Learn sign language and basic ASL communication

Did you know sign language is the third most widely used non-English language in the U.S.? Whether you have little or no experience in sign language, knowing the basics can be an invaluable skill. This program is a great place to start. You will learn the fundamentals of conversation, letters of the alphabet, and gain insight into Deaf Culture and hard of hearing community.

What you will learn:

  • Manual alphabet
  • Fundamental conversation
  • Basic elements of American Sign Language
  • Receptive skills (watching and understanding sign)
  • Facial expression and body language
  • Introduction to Deaf Culture

To ensure the safety of our participants and staff, all face-to-face programs offered through UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education will follow the current UWEC Campus policy regarding masking and social distancing. Participants enrolled in face-to-face classes will be notified of the latest requirements prior to the class starting.

Instructor Rachel Kohn using sign language to communicate to a friend

Who should attend

This class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign including parents, teachers, health and human service professionals and others working directly with the public. Enrollment is open only to those 18 and over.

Instructors

  • Rachel Kohn is a retired Interpreter for the Deaf for the Eau Claire Area School District and the community. She has more than 30 years' experience interpreting and teaching sign language. "Rachel does an excellent job of creating a fun, creative, inclusive community in class." -Past Participant

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units ( 12 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

Registration for this program is not currently open. Registration will open on October 24, 2022.

Details

Delivery format:
Face-to-Face

Additional Information

This class meets for 8 sessions on Mondays, January 16 - March 6, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 pm central time.

Fee

Standard fee:
$99.00

Fee includes fee includes in-person classroom instruction