Learn sign language at New River CTC

[SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is offering a six-week beginner’s sign language class on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. starting August 20, 2019 at the Nicholas County Campus in Summersville.

The class will provide an introduction to sign language and Deaf Culture, including: an overview of American Sign Language/finger spelling; introduction of ABC’s, numbers, basic signs, family signs, education signs, daily living signs and food signs. Students will learn over 100 ASL words and learn how to communicate with one another in basic sentences. 

A six-week sign language interpreting class will be offered in Summersville on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. starting October 1, 2019. Sign language interpreters must be fluent in English and in ASL, which combines signing, finger spelling and specific body language.

Tuition is $100 for each six-week class, and preregistration is required by August 13 for the beginner class and September 24 for the interpreting class.

Five-week sign language classes are also scheduled at the college’s Raleigh County Campus in Beaver. Sign Language I will be offered on Thursdays evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting August 29 followed by Sign Language II starting October 10.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register visit https://www.newriver.edu/community or call a Workforce Education Program Specialist, Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101) or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469).

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).