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American Sign Language

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ASL at Oakton

American Sign Language is taught within the Speech Department. Classes include:

SPE 125  Basic Sign Language  

Course introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language. The focus is on sign language vocabulary, expressive and receptive communication, fingerspelling, and ASL grammar used by Deaf Americans. This course is designed for students with no previous experience in this area.

SPE 126  Basic Sign Language II  

Course continues and expands on the fundamentals of American Sign Language. The focus is on sign language vocabulary, expressive and receptive communication, fingerspelling, and ASL grammar used by Deaf Americans. Course is designed for students with at least one previous course in ASL.

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Careers with ASL

Would you like to become a sign language interpreter? Find out about this career path at Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. 

Learn about other careers working with deaf or hard of hearing people at www.thebestschools.org.