American Sign Language Classes September 5, 2017 by Dawn Loading Map.... @SLIC Conference Room4320 Lake Street - Lake CharlesEvents 30.180174 -93.23298999999997 Date/Time Date(s) - 09/05/2017 - 11/21/20176:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location @SLIC Conference Room We are excited to offer beginning American Sign Language classes beginning this fall! Beginning September 5th, classes will be held each Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM until Thanksgiving. This class is Deaf-led, meaning that from start to finish, it is developed and taught by members of the Deaf Community. About the Instructors For over twenty years, Larry and Debbie LeBert have taught and facilitated classes and discussions. Together they are all about building greater understanding and awareness, and bridging the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities. Warm and personable, they are excellent teachers and all around great folks! Overview This class is beginner level; no previous knowledge of ASL is necessary. It is immersive so students must be prepared to take learning seriously. Please note that this class does not certify students to interpret professionally. Certification is what it should be: a rigorous process requiring years of commitment, education, and most of all, respect for the Deaf Community. Schedule Classes are held each Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM beginning on September 5th and ending on November 21st. Cost of Class The cost of this 12-week class is $125.00, payable to the @SLIC office. That’s roughly $10 per class or $5 per hour. This is obviously not a money-making venture, rather, it is born of a love for the Deaf Community and a desire to see hearing people learn their language. Please note that this fee does not include books and materials. Information regarding student workbooks is listed below. Fees are due no later than Monday, September 4th. Materials For this class, we are using Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 (Book & DVDs). It’s available at your local bookstore, or if want it delivered to your door, we’ve linked you to Amazon. Either way, this is a fantastic learning resource! Students are responsible for purchasing materials before the first day of class so don’t delay! Did You Know? Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Southwest Louisiana Independence Center Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1648757 and support us every time you shop! Registration Registration is closed for this event.