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American Sign Language Class to Be Offered

The noncredit course “Introduction to American Sign Language” will be offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Oct. 30 through Nov. 20.

The class will meet in the college’s Center for Business & Workforce Development, 1127 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

The 12-hour course is designed to educate participants about people who are deaf, their culture and sign language. It encompasses topics such as Deaf community, signing names, Act 57 and basic signs. Participants will learn to sign in American Sign Language the manual alphabet, numbers, questions, verbs, expressions and much more.

The course will benefit individuals who deal with the public. Emphasis is placed on basic communication and is not intended to bypass the need for a certified interpreter, when appropriate. The course will be taught by Janna Walsh, a certified Pennsylvania freelance sign language interpreter with 12 years’ experience.

The American Sign Language course is offered by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College. Cost for the course is $169.

Enrollment is limited. Register early to reserve a seat by calling (570) 327-4775. For information on this and other noncredit courses offered by WDCE, visit online.

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