Beginners Conversational American Sign Language (ASL)
CHHA-Edmonton offers two beginner level Conversational American Sign language classes:
Level ‘A’ is for adults with little or no signing background. This is an introductory class with a focus on signing the alphabet, numbers, commonly used pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and simple phrase of two or three words . Learning how to finger spell word and combine words without having to sign each letter. It is visual language using fingers and hands to communicate.
Level ‘B’ is for adults who have completed Beginner Level ‘A’ or have previous signing and can demonstrate some ability in using their hands to sign. This class focuses on conversation using simple phrases and sentences moving away from signing each letter of a word.
Note: To take Level ‘B’, you must know how to sign numbers, alphabet, colours, pronouns, short phrases as well as hand shapes and animated movements. This level will increase your confidence by learning that it takes ongoing comprehending, receptively and expressive signing skills to ASL.
CHHA-Edmonton classes are NOT for credit – they are for communication.