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September 3, 2004

Registration for sign language classes ends Sept. 24

From: Review Appeal, TN - Sep 3, 2004

Registration is under way for American Sign Language (ASL) classes offered this fall by the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

American Sign Language and Introduction to the Deaf Culture will be offered in Franklin. The class is open to anyone with a need or interest in learning ASL. Considered a foreign language, ASL is not a manual code for English. It has a unique structure and creative flexibility allowing it to serve the same social and intellectual functions as spoken languages, according to Bonnie Funk, vice president of interpreting services.

Classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 4–Nov. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 129 W. Fowlkes St., Suite 100, which is the American Red Cross office in the Community Services Building. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 24

The course includes ASL Instruction Level I, individual and group activities, Introduction to the Deaf Culture, and general information and resources regarding the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The fee is $100, which includes class instruction, materials and a textbook.

Payment is due at the time of registration. The League will accept cash, checks, money orders, cashier checks and major credit cards. There will be no refunds.

The League has served the Middle Tennessee region since 1927 as the sole provider of qualified interpreters and comprehensive services to the deaf and hard of hearing. For more information about these classes or other League services, call 248-8828 (voice/TTY).

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