Global Languages is happy to offer a non-credit class, Introduction to American Sign Language, during IAP 2024. Ten sessions will be held from January 9 to January 23, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:30 am. This is a virtual / Zoom class.
This non-credit IAP class is an introduction to elementary aspects of American Sign Language and to Deaf culture for those with no prior experience. Sessions will focus on gaining specific areas of basic understanding/competency which can be applied to later introductory studies of ASL. Participants will also interact with topics including the role of ASL in Deaf history, current culture, and others.
Sessions will be led by Andrew Bottoms. Andrew Bottoms was born and raised in a Deaf family from North Carolina and American Sign Language (ASL) is his native language. Bottoms graduated from Gallaudet University with two bachelor degrees, one in American Sign Language (ASL) and the other in Deaf Studies.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants with the expectation of attendance at all 10 sessions. Open to members of the MIT community.
Due to over-enrollment, registration is now closed. All applicants will be contacted by December 15 with confirmation of enrollment or information on placement in a wait list (in the event of over-enrollment).
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