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American Sign Language Classes

Perspectives offers ASL classes at levels ranging from beginner to advanced in a friendly, fun, and supportive environment!


American Sign Language Classes

Perspectives offers ASL classes at levels ranging from beginner to advanced in a friendly, fun, and supportive environment!

 
Perspectives' American Sign Language classes are designed to help professionals, parents, family, friends, and caregivers build the necessary skills to communicate with the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing person.
Online Classes
An inclusive, modern and 100% digital program
Live Instructors
Learn from our Deaf instructiors via Zoom
CEU Credits
College credits for Professional Development

 Class Schedule

Adults and youth ages 16 and up are eligible to register for American Sign Language classes at Perspectives.

Classes meet once per week, for 2 hours, and continue for 10 weeks unless otherwise noted.


 class
location
dates
time
 
True+Way ASL - Level 1a
Online
1/5 - 3/9 (Tuesdays)
6PM - 8PM

True+Way ASL - Level 1a
Online
1/7 - 3/11 (Thursdays)
10AM - 12PM

True+Way ASL - Level 1b
Online
1/7 - 3/11 (Thursdays)
6PM - 8PM

True+Way ASL - Level 1c
Online
1/5 - 3/9 (Tuesdays)
10AM - 12PM

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1130 Ten Rod Road
Suite B201 (Reception)
North Kingstown, RI 02852

WARWICK OFFICE


64 Dewey Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 294-3990
FAX: (401) 294-9879
Video Phone: (401) 372-2012

 
Sherry Zerembka
ASL Program Coordinator

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1a


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 may range from no sign experience to moderate 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.

Cost: $150

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 2a


This class continues with the new digital TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum covering Unit 7 (It's All About Food) and Unit 8 (People Among Us). As in Levels 1a, 1b and 1c, 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; various food such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, sweets, drinks, regional cuisines, and recipes. Prerequisite: TRUE+WAY ASL 1a,1b and 1c.

Cost: $150

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1b


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.

Cost: $150

ASL TRUE+WAY | LEVEL 1c


This class continues with the new digital TRUE+WAY ASL curriculum covering Unit 5 (Scheduling) and Unit 6 (Good Times). As in Level 1a and 1b, 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; calendar and time expressions, events, errands, daily activities and frequency, insights and skills, hobbies and interests, sports and recreation along with vacation and snacks. Prerequisite: TRUE+WAY ASL 1a and 1b or similar coursework.

Cost: $150

CLASSIFIERS: Talk Less, Express More


This class will focus on the 8 types of Classifiers in ASL. In attending this class it will help students develop the skill of internalizing and using classifiers in situations such as work, storytelling or every day conversations. Students are required to finish TWA 1C or like course work to register for this class.

Cost: $100


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