Thu Mar 18, 7:00 PM - Thu May 6, 9:00 PM (EDT)

This introductory course for those with no previous knowledge of ASL introduces grammatical structures and facial expressions according to their functions, which are then used in situations connected to everyday activities in the deaf community. Everyday communication is the centrepiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. You learn how to relate to each other and build up your cross-cultural awareness and understanding in a classroom with no spoken conversation. You will learn the basics of ASL including vocabulary, non-manual signals, grammar and syntax. Grammar is introduced in context, with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Learn to exchange personal information, identify others, give simple directions, talk about living situations, leisure activities and more. This course will also include an introduction to the Deaf culture. This course covers Units 1-3 in the Signing Naturally Level 1 Curriculum workbook.

Thu Mar 18, 7:00 PM - Thu May 6, 9:00 PM (EDT)

A Brief Summary of World War Two will take students through a different topic concerning WWII each week. The class will examine topics like the beginning of the war, the attack on Pearl Harbour, European economy during the war, the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party, the European war and the Pacific war, and finally the Holocaust and the liberation of concentration camps. Students should finish the course with a comprehensive understanding of the main aspects of the Second World War.This course will be taught as a seminar, which will rely on students to be engaging and interactive with their instructor and fellow students.

Fri Mar 19, 7:00 PM - Fri May 7, 9:00 PM (EDT)

This third level course in the ASL series enables you to rehearse previously learned conversational strategies and be able to correct information to minimize misunderstandings. Topics move from talking about yourself and the immediate environment, to talking about others and your community. You will develop language skills focused on conversation strategies and volunteer appropriate information to maintain a comfortable exchange. This course covers unit 7 in the Signing Naturally Units 7-12 curriculum book. Course Pre-requisites: completion of ASL 1 and ASL 2 with a grade of 50% and up.