It’s a sign of the times. American Sign Language classes are slated to begin Jan. 27, 2021, via teleconference.
The Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition at MTSU is offering two six-week sessions for learning how to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing with one’s hands.
CALA’s first session is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 27 through March 3. The second session also is set for 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays from March 17 through April 21.
Classes include games and other fun, hands-on activities dealing with greetings, numbers, colors, body parts, the alphabet and elements of basic, everyday conversation.
“I appreciate being able to attend classes online,” said Amanda T., a developmental therapist who has taken the ASL course. “The platform is really easy to use and I enjoy the ‘cocktail’ time to practice conversational ASL.”
With each session to be capped at 30 participants, early registration is a must. Fees are $130 for the general public; $115 for MTSU faculty, staff and alumni; and $100 for MTSU and high school students.
For more information, contact Brian Roberts, assistant director of CALA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 615-898-5757.
— Gina K. Logue (firstname.lastname@example.org)