This class has sold out - we are no longer accepting participants for the class.
TWP's Spring 2019 Community ASL Class will meet weekly for 8 weeks
Classes begin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. (Class dates are March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8)
Classes will be held at The Whole Person (in the Community Room) 3710 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111
About the Spring Community ASL Class
Learning to visually communicate using ASL may help resolve communication barriers and aid in building a relationship with people living with a disability. The mission of this class is to teach participants to be able to communicate in ASL at a basic level while learning key aspects of Deaf Culture.
Class Objective: The participants will learn manual alphabet, numbers, WH-Questions, 100 basic signs (from ASL University and ASL That!), basic conversation words and phrases (from Meredith ASL), and Deaf Culture. This basic ASL class is not designed to certify those who are interested in becoming interpreters.
No Voice Policy: This policy allows participants to learn ASL more quickly and effectively. Good language learning requires "active learning." Full immersion helps develop better receptive and expressive skills. The participants will find that struggling to put all of their thoughts into ASL for these one hour and fifteen minutes in class will have a marked effect on their communicative fluency. Full participation is expected.