American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. As a part of their Extended Educational Services, Northwestern Michigan College will be offering "Beginning American Sign Language." The classes will be taught by Leanne Baumeler, B.S.W., who is a nationally certified sign language interpreter, has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing since 1986, and is the disability support services specialist at NMC. Classes will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Monday & Wednesday evenings from January 28 to February 27. Students will Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing, and will also be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. In addition, students will develop conversational ability, culturally appropriate behavior, and become exposed to ASL grammar. Students will also gain insight into the deaf and hard of hearing culture. For more information about sign language classes, contact Leanne Baumeler or click ASL Class Flyer.
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