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
Categories Youth and Community Programs | Community Classes for Adults
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Community Classes for Adults, Sign Language
Next Session Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 in Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire Campus

105 Garfield Avenue
Room TBD
Room Centennial 1924
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Schedule Sept. 9, 2019 – Oct. 28, 2019

This class meets Mondays, September 9 through October 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

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. The class is intended for those 16 or older.

Rachel Kohn signing.

Program Description

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


Rachel Kohn is an Interpreter for the Deaf in 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
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Standard Fee $99.00

Fee includes course instruction and instructional materials.


Participants must also purchase Talking With Your Hands, Listening With Your Eyes by Gabriel Grayson. Please purchase your own textbook from your preferred retail store or online vendor. Retail price is approximately $20 for the paperback or $14 for the Kindle version.


Use the code SAVE10 when you register for both Sign Language 1 & 2 and save $10.


Phone: 715-836-3636
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

103 Garfield Avenue
Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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