American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for everyone and fun to learn. Learning sign language is a great way to teach diversity awareness, cultural perspectives, and how to communicate when they meet a Deaf person. A basic grasp of ASL enhances your ability to communicate with Deaf in your community. It’s also a marketable professional skill that can translate into public service jobs. In just 6 weeks your fingers will be flying!
Ideal for those without previous experience, this course taught by Kellie G., will begin with fingerspelling the alphabet with an introduction to basic conversational signing and facial expressions. We will play games to reinforce basic ASL vocabulary and grammar appropriate for use in multiple settings. Learning ASL is not as difficult as it seems, it’s fun!
Kellie Gillespie was born Deaf from an unknown cause. At the age of 23, Kellie realized that she needed to learn sign language to be a part of the Deaf community; like a foreigner going back to their own country. All the years of lip reading and body language deciphering was just practice for the actual language. Being in an environment with ASL was liberating, it felt natural, and it was a relief. It was a world opening up. Kellie continues to find a balance with her hearing aid world and her Deaf world, she calls it selective hearing (smile) , she enjoys teaching sign language to her friends and social circles. When communicating gets tough, she is patient and visually expressive.
Comments from previous students of this course:
“Thanks so much for the class, Kellie. I LOVED it :)”
“The instructor was very funny and made the class enjoyable”
“Love the games! Kellie is so good at picking simple games that make the lessons easy and fun”
“Exuberant, fun teaching style”
“Excellent class! I learned a lot. Kellie has a great way of teaching that was very effective for me.”