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American Sign Language classes for seniors


February 1, 2018- February 22, 2018 : 2:00 p.m.
Where? Woodie Fite Senior Center
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES NOW BEING OFFERED!Are you interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL)? Learning ASL will allow you to communicate using the 4th most common language used in the United States. ASL is now recognized as a foreign language at the college level and is beginning to be offered in more high schools as a foreign language as well.Learning to sign can open many opportunities for growth in both your personal and professionallife and its a lot of fun too! Dates: Thursdays - February 1, 8, 15, 22nd, 2018 (4 classes)Times: 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Location: Woodie Fite Senior Center, Arts & Crafts Room1000 Simeon Springer Court, Douglasville, Georgia 30134This class is open to Seniors Only Age 55+Class Description: Beginner ASL (Level 1) No previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) is required. This class will introduce students to basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling (ASL Alphabet), numbers, the history of ASL, Deaf Culture, and much more. Vocabulary signs will focus on family signs, color signs, food signs, emergency signs, simple conversational phrases, songs in sign, and much more through a variety of hands on activities, games, small group activities, guest speakers and lectures. All materials for the class are covered in the registration fee. Price: Members of the Woodie Fite Center - the price is $30 for the 4 week class (an early bird of $25 is available if you pre-register in person at the front desk before January 25, 2018). If you live outside of Douglas County and are 55+ you can obtain a membership to the Woodie Fite Senior Center for just a one-time fee of $10. Membership applications are available online at http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/woodiefite/ The price for residents outside of Douglas County is 25% higher.Registration: Sign up at the front desk or registered members can register online at http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/woodiefite/Learn Something New Become Bilingual Make New FriendsAbout the instructor: Angela K. EasterAngela graduated from the University of Florida with her B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology & Audiology). While at UF, Angela was a member of the Signing Gators Club and volunteered countless hours working with deaf, hard of hearing and special needs children and adults. She also took ASL I, II, III, while in college as well as several classes after graduation. Angela is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and holds a proficiency rating of Advanced on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview Rating Scale (SLPI) which is a scale for rating sign language communication skills that is based on highly skilled, knowledgeable native-like signers. In 2006, Angela moved to Georgia and began working at The Georgia School for the Deaf. She had the unique opportunity to attend an intense 2 week ASL Immersion Course at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC., the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. She is an active volunteer at our local schools, daycare centers and community theaters teaching ASL, deaf awareness and acceptance as well as signs to incorporate into theatrical performances to students, teachers and members of our community. For the past 8 years Angela has offered private tutoring to deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals in both English and ASL in West Georgia. Angela resides in Villa Rica, Georgia with her family. Angela can be contacted via email at iluvg8tr@gmail.com or via phone/text at 706-936-7310.

For more information, contact Angela Easter at 7069367310 or iluvg8tr@gmail.com.



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