During this two part workshop series offered this month at Dawson Community College, Debbie Sevier will provide instruction customized to student needs. She will start with topics like 100 commonly used words, questions, verbs, people, colors, numbers, and easy phrases.
“During the first workshop the goal is to expose students to about 500 signs in 15 hours of instruction and then build their confidence using an interactive, hands-on delivery style. The second workshop explores more advanced themes like music in sign, animals, jokes, emergency words, school terms used in math, science, and English” according to Sevier. “It’s fun and you will be surprised at how much you remember!”
“There are many reasons to learn sign language” Sevier says. “Knowing sign can enhance your ability to better communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing friends. Nurses and other emergency workers like fire and police can quickly attend deaf individuals when they are in distress. Teachers and parents working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children can use sign to improve literacy skills. Learning sign language can also open job possibilities as an interpreter.”
The first workshop, (ED1891)ABC 1-2-3 Sign Language (CRN50016) runs June 13-15/MTW for 1 credit. The second workshop, (ED1892) ABC 4-5-6 Sign Language (CRN50017), runs June 27-29/MTW for 1 credit. Both are taught by Debbie Sevier from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in room 138 in the Main Building at DCC.
Course and CRN numbers included with the workshop title are required for online sign up.
Chick here to Sign-up for this workshop or call 377-3396.