American Sign Language

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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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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

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.

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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.

Ability to communicate with the deaf/hearing impaired.

With further training, work with deaf/hearing impaired.

Police! Fire! EMS! Ambulance

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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