Sign language classes to begin Jan. 23

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Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer two non-credit short courses on sign language in late January.

Introduction to Sign Language will begin Monday, Jan. 23 and will be held each Monday through April 10 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 320 of the Friedman Student Union. The fee is $49.

This course will introduce participants to the varying levels of communication within the deaf world from general signing of words to finger spelling. It is designed to broaden the understanding of those who live in a world of silence. The required textbook, Signs of the Times by Edgar H. Shroyer and Susan P. Shroyer (ISBN: 978-1563684463) must be purchased prior to the first day of class.

Intermediate Sign Language will begin Tuesday, Jan. 24 and will be held each Tuesday through April 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 320 of the Friedman Student Union. The fee is $49.

This class is a continuation from Introduction to Sign Language. It will take sign learners from Chapter 13 to Chapter 25 of the text, Signs of the Times. This level will reinforce previously learned skills and continue to practice signs in order to become more proficient in sign language. A copy of the textbook is required prior to the start of the class.

For more information on non-credit programs at NSU, go to nsula.edu/ece/non-credit-programs. To register for classes, go to checkout.nsula.edu.