The Wood County Society is proud to offer Sign Language Classes for individuals in our service region that have an interest to learn new skills, develop new passions and enhance educational opportunities.
The class focuses on the mode of sign known as American Sign Language (ASL), the official language of the American Deaf Community. The class is taught by a nationally-certified interpreter for the Deaf.
Students learn basic vocabulary, grammatical structure, and rules of ASL.
In addition to the language, students are exposed to Deaf culture and history, and are educated on the appropriate cultural etiquette for communication.
Participants with an interest in continuing with the language are given an overview on what is legally required to be an interpreter.
There is no age requirement for the class, but all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.
There is no book used in this class.
The Wood County Society is proud to offer this educational opportunity to our community with two sessions a year. The ASL Session(s) includes one session (10 weeks in length) in the spring and one session in the fall (10 weeks in length).