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Sign Language I - Fall 2021

Course number : GINT-500    Class Section Number : C01
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Course Description
Wherever community’s 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 I is designed to enable you to learn the basics of sign language in expressive and receptive communication. In Sign Language I, emphasis is placed on the significant element of facial expression and body coordination. You will learn personal pronouns, basic sentence structure, possessives, negatives, questions, use of tense, verbs, imperatives, numbers, and plurals.

Upon successful completion of Sign Language I, you will:
  • identify the basic principles of sign language.
  • demonstrate adequate vocabulary through signing.
  • communicate simple phrases through sign language.
  • obtain a Recognition of Participation certificate
No prerequisites required.


This course can be used toward the 150 hour requirement to obtain Blue Seal Certification. For more information go to:

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.


Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Lethbridge College - Face to Face

James Tanner 



Please read:  All participants must wear a mask while on campus.Due to Covid the course dates may change.



Registration Closes On
Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/14/2021 - 11/16/2021 Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Lethbridge, Lethbridge College - Face to Face  Map James Tanner