Alan Hoskins, Supervisor of Public Information
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Non-credit courses in American Sign Language will be offered for both beginners and experienced sign language students through the Leavenworth Center of Kansas City Kansas Community College this fall.
Both American Sign Language I and American Sign Language II will be offered each Monday beginning Aug. 20 and will run through Dec. 17. American Sign Language I classes will be held from 4-7 p.m. and the advanced class from 7-10 p.m. and will be held in the Leavenworth County Special Education Coop at 210 E, Mary in Lansing. Offered through KCKCC Community Education, the courses will be instructed by Ronald Malcom.
American Sign Language I is designed to give students a basic foundation in the language of signs and can be taken for three hours of college credit. Students will learn finger spelling, the manual alphabet and a vocabulary of a minimum of 364 signs along with the history of signs and linguistic principles. The textbook is available through the KCKCC Bookstore.
Students in American Sign Language II will increase the vocabulary acquired in American Sign Language I and can also be taken for three hours of college credit. Participants will improve their skills in expressive and receptive finger spelling and increase their knowledge of the culture in the community that uses sign language.
The cost of each course is $99 and persons may register by calling 913-288-7660; in person at the Leavenworth Center at 225 Cherokee; or on-line at American Sign Language I / American Sign Language II. Credit card payment is required for phone or on-line enrollment.