Sign with Me, an award-winning ASL interpreting company, launched registration for its American Sign Language virtual summer class, which will be held online using the Zoom platform. The class will use inspirational songs to connect the deaf and hearing communities.
More information is available at http://www.signwithme.org
With the new announcement, the company aims to create a cross-cultural exchange and raise the level of sensitivity through cultural awareness towards the Deaf Community.
Approximately 34 million Americans have a significant hearing loss and almost 6 million are profoundly deaf. The American Sign Language is the 3rd most widely used language in the U.S.
Sign with Me offers an interactive online American Sign Language class that introduces learners to ASL. The class will be held in June and July 2021 in small groups of 5 to 15 students. Registration is open from April 1st to May 23rd, 2021.
The unique program incorporates music as a way to teach ASL. Learners will practice interpreting popular inspirational songs using a combination of sign systems.
The class is suitable for adults and children from 9 years of age. Participants of the class will start by learning the ASL alphabet and numbers. They will then move on to basic sign phrases, fingerspelling, and category signs. Finally, they will practice with lyrics translation. Performance Recitals will be held on the last day of class and will be recorded.
Tuition includes electronic course materials, a Certificate of Completion, and a video link of the recital performance.
Sign with Me provides cultural sensitivity programs for corporate businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations. The company also offers interpreting services in partnership with local agencies.
D’yann Crosby, the founder of Sign with Me, is a celebrated ASL educator. Advocating for unity between the hearing and deaf cultures, she aims to provide programming, services, and business opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
“If we are able to bring about unity across the hearing and DHH cultures, we all will have greater understanding, deeper respect, and the willingness to implement policy that creates equity and empowerment,” said D’yann Crosby.
Interested parties can find more information by visiting http://www.signwithme.org
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