ASL Class Registration begins in May!

American Sign Language

Classes in Rhode Island

Perspectives offers ASL classes at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, in a friendly, fun and supportive environment at our locations throughout Rhode Island.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Sign Language Classes


Perspectives' American Sign Language classes are designed to help professionals who support children, adolescents and adults who use sign language as a primary means of communication.

Teachers, parents, family members, friends and caregivers will also benefit greatly from taking these classes as they build the necessary skills to communicate with the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing person.


CURRENT SCHEDULE


 class
location
dates
time
 
 ASL True+Way - Level 1a
Providence
3/29 - 5/31 (Thursdays)
6PM - 8PM

 ASL True+Way - Level 1a
Warwick
3/29 - 5/31 (Thursdays)
10AM - 12PM

 ASL True+Way - Level 1b
North Kingstown
3/27 - 5/29 (Tuesdays)
10AM - 12PM

 ASL True+Way - Level 1a
North Kingstown
3/27 - 5/29 (Tuesdays)
6PM - 8PM

 ASL At Work - Level 2
Warwick
3/27 - 5/29 (Tuesdays)
6PM - 8PM

 ASL At Work - Level 3
Warwick
3/29 - 5/31 (Thursdays)
6PM - 8PM

 ASL At Work - Level 5
North Kingstown
3/27 - 5/29 (Tuesdays)
6PM - 8PM


REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED

REGISTRATION FOR NEXT SESSION BEGINS IN MAY

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1a

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a “voice off” class where students will begin using the new digital TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum covering Unit 1 (Welcome to the Deaf World!) and Unit 2 (Academics). Students signing up for this level have little or no sign experience. Topics covered include; Immersion, Learning ASL, the “Alphabet” and Handshapes, ASL parameters and signing space, introductions, and many other exciting topics. Students will begin to develop ASL grammar comprehension along with receptive and expressive skills at this level. Information on Deaf culture and awareness will also be integrated into this class.

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1b

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class continues with the new digital TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum covering Unit 3 (Family and Relationships) and Unit 4 (Residences and Communities). As in Level 1a, this class will be held completely “voice off” and will focus on using learned vocabulary to create conversations and discussion using ASL grammar and structure. Examples of topics of discussion include; family, friends and pets, relationship status, employment status, life milestones, transportation, residences, and neighborhoods. Possible addition of Unit 5 (Scheduling) and Unit 6 (Good Times) depending on pace of class. Prerequisite: TRUE+WAY ASL 1a or similar coursework.

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1

CLASS DESCRIPTION

BRAND NEW! – Digital True+Way ASL curriculum.

For students with none or minimal American Sign Language (ASL) skills, you will have the opportunity to enjoy learning ASL by experiencing immersion in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with two of our Deaf instructors trialing the new True+Way ASL (TWA) curriculum. Students participating in this trial session are asked to be patient, flexible and provide feedback as needed while we work on adapting and transitioning this curriculum around our teaching style. Code log-ins will be provided in exchange for testing out this curriculum for this session only. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 week and include possible unit tests and a final exam. Access to digital curriculum through the internet via a mobile phone, tablet or laptop is required.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 1

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Units 1 to 4 of the ASL at Work curriculum. For students with none or minimal American Sign Language (ASL) skills, you will have the opportunity to enjoy learning ASL by experiencing immersion in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with one of our Deaf instructors using the Direct Experience Method (DEM). In Level 1, you will learn to use ASL to introduce yourself, ask & answer questions, exchange personal information, discuss people in the workplace, request & give directions from nearby locations and make appointments while learning about Deaf Culture. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 week and include two quizzes and a final video presentation.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 1 - PROVIDENCE

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Units 1 to 4 of the ASL at Work curriculum. For students with none or minimal American Sign Language (ASL) skills, you will have the opportunity to enjoy learning ASL by experiencing immersion in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with one of our Deaf instructors using the Direct Experience Method (DEM). In Level 1, you will learn to use ASL to introduce yourself, ask & answer questions, exchange personal information, discuss people in the workplace, request & give directions from nearby locations and make appointments while learning about Deaf Culture. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 week and include two quizzes and a final video presentation.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 2

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Units 5 to 8 of the ASL at Work curriculum. Students continue the development of ASL skills for students who have successfully completed Level 1 or similar coursework. Enjoy learning ASL by immersing yourself in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with one of our Deaf instructors using the Direct Experience Method (DEM). In Level 2, you will learn to use ASL to (1) discuss work and duties, (2) discuss families, (3) where you are from, (4) forms of transportation, (5) time and activities, and (6) how things are done while learning about Deaf Culture. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks and include two quizzes and a final video presentation.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 2 - PROVIDENCE

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Units 5 to 8 of the ASL at Work curriculum. Students continue the development of ASL skills for students who have successfully completed Level 1 or similar coursework. Enjoy learning ASL by immersing yourself in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with one of our Deaf instructors using the Direct Experience Method (DEM). In Level 2, you will learn to use ASL to (1) discuss work and duties, (2) discuss families, (3) where you are from, (4) forms of transportation, (5) time and activities, and (6) how things are done while learning about Deaf Culture. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks and include two quizzes and a final video presentation.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 3

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Units 9 to 11 of the ASL at Work curriculum. Students continue the development of ASL skills for students who have successfully completed Level 2 or similar coursework. Enjoy learning ASL by immersing yourself in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with one of our Deaf instructors using the Direct Experience Method (DEM). In Level 3, you will learn to use ASL to make requests, discuss the weather, learn about the U.S. states, cities & locations, discuss schedules & events, and routine work & social activities while learning about Deaf Culture. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks and include two quizzes and a final video presentation.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 4

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Units 12-14 of the ASL at Work curriculum. Students continue the development of ASL skills for students who have successfully completed Level 3 or similar coursework. Enjoy learning ASL by immersing yourself in a fun and supportive voice-off ASL environment with one of our Deaf instructors using the Direct Experience Method (DEM). In Level 4, you will learn to use ASL to discuss health topics including illnesses and how you feel, how to use classifiers to describe your office/home & the location of objects, and discuss recreation & leisure activities while learning about Deaf Culture. Classes are completely voice off for 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks and include two quizzes and a final video presentation.

ASL AT WORK | LEVEL 5

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class continues the ASL at Work curriculum covering units 15-16. Students at this level should demonstrate conversational skills and will be able to discuss topics including; money with number incorporation, relative clause structure, descriptive classifiers, topic comment structure, meaning and placement of modal verbs in ASL, lexicalized fingerspelling, ordinal numbers.


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