Time: 4-6pm OR 7-9pm (Fridays)
Dates: April 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Course Description: Discover a language that may not be very vocal, but that has a lot to say! American Sign Language or ASL is the official language of Deaf people in North America. It is primarily used by the Deaf individuals to communicate with each other, as well as with the larger hearing world. This course is designed to introduce students to ASL. Concepts discussed relate to people, places and things within the immediate environment. Students learn to handle basic, everyday communication such as exchanging information, identifying/describing others, and asking for clarification. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Deaf culture, as their communities have their own histories, traditions, values, and social norms, which are passed down the generations.
About the Instructor: Mathew Kuntz has previously taught ASL Club from various locations in Alberta before moving to Montreal. He has recently taught ASL 101 classes at the MAB-MacKay Rehabilitation Centre, and has taught many parents and children through Seeing Voices Montreal. Mat is extremely excited to share the beautiful and educational ASL culture with you and ultimately help build opportunities to foster connections between D/deaf* and hearing people.
- Notebook + pencil.
- American Sign Language Dictionary (not required).