Register now for fun, interactive American Sign La...

Register now for fun, interactive American Sign Language course

MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition, or CALA, is inviting the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.

CALA, the language training partner of the University Honors College, will help ASL course participants learn sign language “naturally through games and other fun hands-on activities dealing with greetings, numbers, colors, body parts, the alphabet and elements of basic, everyday conversation.”

American Sign Language  Part 1 will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for seven weeks, beginning Aug. 28 and running through Oct. 9, in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Honors Building.

Cost is $145 for the public; $130 for MTSU faculty, staff and alumni; and $110 for MTSU and high school students. To register, go to

CALA’s sign language course has drawn considerable interest in the community since it was first offered in fall 2018. Organizers say the course uses CALA’s teaching method of Total Physical Response, an instruction process that engages students in storytelling to help them absorb the language. The instructor and students interact with the new vocabulary through hands-on activities.

For more information, email