Community ASL Classes

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Locations of Community Classes

DHCC hosts classes in the following locations:

  • Swarthmore, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Montgomeryville, PA
  • King of Prussia
  • Center City, Philadelphia – NEW LOCATION!!!
  • Media, PA
  • Souderton, PA

 

 Registration and Book Information

Class size is limited and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to guarantee your seat!  In addition, DHCC requires at minimum of 8 students to run a class.  All students must be 18 years of age or older.  Level 1.1 will start using ASL @ Work book and will continue to use through level 1.4.  Purchase of the book is highly recommended as the teachers regularly use it for class instruction and homework.  Cost of the book is $75 and can be ordered at time of registration via the registration form, or purchased on the first night of any ASL 1.1 class.  The book is used through all levels, Beginner 1.1-1.4. Click here to download the current ASL brochure.

Adult Community Classes

The price of each adult class is $150.  The price of each book is $75. You can register for the class only OR for the class and book together.  Please make sure to select a location and level then click “Add to Cart”.  Please note, you cannot register for classes at the Souderton location below.  To register for Souderton Evening Classes, please go to http://sace.soudertonsd.org

 

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Convo

Fire Department of Montgomery Township (FDMT): 1.2, 1.4/Convo

Microsoft Store at King of Prussia Mall (MSKOP): 1.1, 1.2

Overbrook School for the Blind (OBSB): 1.2,  1.3/1.4

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, Conversational

Delaware Valley Christian Church (Del Val Church): 1.1, 1.2

The Bagel Place (Bagel Place):  1.1

Souderton: Please register at http://sace.soudertonsd.org

 

Please note: This winter, we are offering some ASL classes which are *combined* classes.

  • One class is offered at the Fire Department of Montgomery Township, and this class is ASL 1.4 and ASL Conversational combined. This means that in order to take ASL 1.4/Convo at FDMT, you *must* have completed at least ASL 1.3 or ASL 1.4 in order to take ASL 1.4/Convo.
  • The second class is offered at Overbrook School for the Blind, and this class is ASL 1.3 and ASL 1.4 combined. This means that in order to take ASL 1.3/1.4 at Overbrook, you *must* have completed at least ASL 1.2 or ASL 1.3 in order to take ASL 1.3/1.4.
  • All combined classes will be designed to address the learning needs of each student in the class, and they will be taught by instructors with many years of experience working with students at varying skill levels.

 


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Class Levels:

DHCC offers 4 beginner class levels and an intermediate conversation level:

  • Beginner ASL 1.1
  • Beginner ASL 1.2
  • Beginner ASL 1.3
  • Beginner ASL 1.4
  • Conversational ASL (MUST complete Beginner ASL 1.4 in order to take Conversational ASL)

There is no prerequisite for the Beginner ASL 1.1 class.  Enrollment in classes beyond level 1.1 should be based on previous experience. Please note that certain class levels may not run due to insufficient enrollment.

Placement Evaluation

For students transferring from other programs, or those who have not taken a class in a year or more, a placement evaluation may be required to register for Beginner 1.2 or higher. Please email info@dhcc.org for complete details.

Beyond DHCC

If students are interested in continuing their American Sign Language skills beyond DHCC’s beginner classes, there are a variety of colleges and universities that offer advanced ASL and Interpreting classes. Refer to your local college’s website for more information, or to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for interpreting programs at www.rid.org.