This class is for families interested in learning sign language. A variety of instructional methods will be used including hands-on activities, short lectures, learning stations and group/partner work. We will cover introductions, colors, abc’s, numbers, action words, family, food and time signs. Voice will not be used throughout much of this class and we will rely on different strategies to communicate. Children aged 5-12 are welcome. They must be able to sit for at least 15 minutes at a time and follow rules. Parents are required to remain with their children during the entire class, preferably the same parent each week, to support the learning process and to build on language skills developed the week before. When registering please indicate the parent/s who will be in attendance and the ages of children. Registration $50, $75 for a family. 8 weeks 5:00-6:15 p.m. Begins Wed 4/6 CHRHS Rm 219
Carrie Pierce enjoys teaching ASL to people of all ages. She provides a dynamic and fun environment where participants take part in a variety of interactive learning experiences. Carrie is certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the State of Maine (for Early Childhood Special Education and Deaf Education), and has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gallaudet University. She has taught in schools and universities all over Maine.