Wherever communities of deaf people exist, sign languages have been developed. Signing is not only used by the deaf, it is also used by people who can hear, but cannot physically speak. In linguistic terms, sign languages are as rich and complex as any spoken language.
American Sign Language is the predominant method of communication used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States. It is also used by a growing number of hearing people in order to communicate with family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors
Sign Language II is designed to increase your signing vocabulary, emphasizing the need for flexibility in the language. Sign Language II, emphasis is placed on questions, the self-pronoun, using subjects as a topic, using models, adverbs of place, pronominal classifiers, quantifiers, and negatives.
Upon successful completion of Sign Language II, you will:
- implement an extended vocabulary in your signing.
- understand the flexibility of sign language.
- communicate more fluently and effectively through sign language.
- obtain a Recognition of Participation certificate
Sign Language Level I or equivalent.
Required textbook "A Basic Course in American Sign Language" by Tom Humphries, Carol Padden, and Terrence J. O'Rourke. If you do not have a copy it can be purchased at the Lethbridge College bookstore. Other course materials are included in course.
This course is eligible for the Canada – Alberta Job Grant (CAJG), which will reimburse up to 2/3 of the costs of training for organizations that qualify.
This course can be used toward the 150 hour requirement to obtain Blue Seal Certification. For more information go to, https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/experiencedworkers/business-competencies/