[BEAVER, W.Va.] Two six-week sign language classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings starting August 23, 2018 at New River Community and Technical College’s campus in Beaver. Sign Language I will be offered from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The class will provide an introduction to sign language and Deaf Culture, including: an overview of ASL/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. Sign Language III is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This class is open to anyone who has completed Sign Language II. The course will provide a continuation of learning and interacting with Deaf Culture, such as attending Deaf centered events; using basic ASL in communication to phrase questions and answers in sentences, strengthening fingerspelling techniques and teaching additional ASL vocabulary and using it in sentences. Tuition is $75 for each of the classes, and preregistration is required by August 20. Sign Language I will also be offered at New River CTC’s campus in Summersville on Monday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. starting September 24. New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training. 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 Brian Sampson (304-929-5009). 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).
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