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American Sign Language - Level I   

American Sign Language has grown enormously in popularity and is now accepted in Florida as a foreign language in high schools and university settings. It is an incredibly beautiful and moving language. This course will survey the basics of sign language and give you the chance to practice in a relaxed and comfortable environment. You will learn about the uniqueness of people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and some of their challenges, as well as myths and realities that deaf people face.

Course goals include learning five characteristics of ASL signs, the basics of how signs are made and beginning fingerspelling. You will develop a basic vocabulary of signs based on your individual needs.

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