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The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children will be promoting greater understanding of Deaf culture, advancing signing skills and providing interaction with the greater Scranton community by offering an American Sign Language [ASL] course on their South Abington Township campus on Wednesday evenings starting from April 23 through May 28, 7 - 9 p.m.

The course is designed to focus on the study of ASL. Participants will develop basic fingerspelling, vocabulary and grammar skills.

“Our neighbors and friends who come for the ASL sessions will be introduced to conversational discourse and begin to comprehend signs in a meaningful way” said Donald E. Rhoten, Chief Executive Officer, “We’ll also be talking about Deaf culture and the importance of meaningful interactions with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We look forward to welcoming everyone.”

ASL 1, ASL 2 and ASL 3 will be offered. Assessments can be scheduled the first day of class to determine level of skill. Evaluations will be conducted throughout the session to assist participants in monitoring progress. Fee for the courses are $65 and is due when registration is submitted.

For more information and/or to register for the course, please contact Mary Ann Stefko at 570-497-9397 or e-mail mstefko@thescrantonschool.org.

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