FFSC | EDU | EFMP: Sign Language Classes 2023

13 Jan 2023

FREE Beginner and Early Development targeted Sign
Language Classes at the FFSC GOLD, 1099 Tautog Circle, BANGOR!


Beginners Sign Language Bootcamp

SESSION 2: TUESDAYS, MARCH 28, APRIL 4 & 11 | 10-12:30 P.M.
SESSION 3: TUESDAYS, JULY 11, 18 & 25 | 10-12:30 P.M.
SESSION 4: TUESDAYS, AUG. 22, 29, SEPT. 5 | 10-12:30 P.M.
SESSION 5: TUESDAYS, NOV. 28, DEC. 5 & 12 | 10-12:30 P.M.

Learn basic sign language vocabulary for individuals with minimal or zero sign language skills. Develop basic signing skills and knowledge of Deaf culture. Introduction to over 300 signs related to general surroundings and everyday life experiences, along with learning to put signs together to develop conversations. Focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, and facial grammar, along with conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginner-level conversation in sign language, not necessarily ASL.  

Early Development Sign Language 

THURSDAYS, APRIL 6, JULY 6, & OCT. 5 | 10-11:30 A.M. 

This 90-Minute class provides parents, educators, and caregivers an overview of basic signs that are most helpful to know when working with non-verbal children or infants. It will specifically touch on the importance of signing during early childhood development stages and the potential long-term benefits. The goal is that by the end of the workshop, the participant is able to provide the tools to communicate using sign language long before a child is talking, reducing the frustration of both parent/caregiver and child/infant. The class will highlight basic "How-Tos" for teaching children and babies to sign, along with vocabulary focusing on themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more. Virtual course.

Open to active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans with VA Health ID, DoD employees, their families and their guests.

Drop-in acceptable, if space available. Reserve a seat, call 360-396-4115.

Please visit our EFMP Community Resource page to consider areas of support, goals and resources.