American Sign Language

Acknowledgement of Completion
A man and a woman using sign language on a couch

Enhance your knowledge of the ear, various levels of hearing loss and practical use of Sign Language. Emphasis is placed on American Sign Language as a component of total communication. Practice receptive and expressive skills, body language, facial expression and classifiers. Basic issues are covered such as deaf and hard of hearing populations and cochlear implants. Learn new vocabulary with an emphasis placed on increasing Sign Language fluency in both the receptive and expressive modes of communication.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative Arts and Business

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
LANGLL120 American Sign Language 1 Learn the basics of the communication system used by most deaf people. 39 hours.
LANGLL220 American Sign Language 2 Continue the study of A.S.L. begun in LL120 to develop increased capability. 39 hours.
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Learning Outcomes

Through classroom interaction and class activities, students will develop the skills required to communicate through the use of American Sign Language.

Career Opportunities

This acknowledgement may be taken by students who are exploring a career working with deaf/hearing impaired or individuals working in social services agencies or health care settings. 

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada website.

Offerings of this workshop have been suspended until we can safely deliver face-to-face programming.

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First Responders Basic American Sign Language - LANG10088
If you are a first responder, or plan to become one, this additional training could help you save lives. Learn the ASL signs for emergency situations including alphabet, family members, numbers, useful expressions so that you can communicate with the deaf/hard of hearing.

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