Beginners Conversational American Sign Language

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.

CHHA-Edmonton Beginner Level ‘A’ Conversational ASL are available for special groups, such as families, senior facilities, community organizations and businesses at a location of their choice.  If you are a group of 10 to 15 and would like to learn ASL contact us at (780) 428-6622 or by e-mail at and we will organize the class for you.
American Sign Language focuses on the “words” to communicate, but there’ a lot more to think about. How do I begin? Am I even being understood? How do I know what the person I’m taking to is thinking? Please also see our FAQ in the About CHHA-Edmonton menu item.

Signed and dated registration form must be received for registration to be confirmed.

Beginner Level A Conversational ASL class

Wednesday Evenings: May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This class is full.

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, PR #2 (SOUTH)
10230 – 111 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

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