American Sign Language, aka ASL, will begin on Monday, September 10th. The hours are 6 pm to 8:30pm on Mondays. It is located at 412 Church (aka Calvary Chapel San Jacinto) which is on the corner of Lyon and 7th Street in San Jacinto.
This FREE course will continue until the end of May, but takes a break during all of December and most of January.
Although it is geared for adults, children are welcome to attend as long as they are well behaved and accompanied by an adult. To sign up for the class, visit http://www.412church.org.
This class is taught by both hearing and non-hearing instructors that live in our community. By the end of this course you will have basic communication skills. For further practice, visit:
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVVuVtc1OgVOtzrXtcLWcQ – This is the instructors YouTube page.
Note: This information was updated on November 25th, 2014. My son and I are currently in this class. This is helping my son decide if he would like to pursue ASL in depth. Sign language counts toward the foreign language requirement for high school. This class is not a formal ASL class, but a great class to introduce yourself to this subject. Those interested in pursuing ASL for credit can continue on at MSCJ. I highly recommend this class.
In case you were wondering, there are approximately 300 people in our community who are deaf and monthly opportunities for potlucks and game nights for those interested in putting ASL to use with native “speakers.”
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I need your help. The most difficult part of learning ASL is that my son would rather practice ASL with another child. If you happen to know deaf children, ages 10-15, that live in the San Jacinto Valley that would be interested in getting together to play chess and other board games. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to get a regular meet up established.