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January 6, 2005

ASL Free Workshop-Press Release

From: Sacramento State - Jan 6, 2005

ATTENTION: Events Calendar Editor

Date: January 6, 2005
Contact: Bethany Boom • (916) 278-4846

Learn How to Talk with Your Hands
Free American Sign Language Workshop

Sacramento, CA—Join the College of Continuing Education for an American Sign Language (ASL) workshop, taking place on Saturday, February 5, 2005 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Napa Hall on the Sacramento State University campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Interested individuals should call 916.278.4433 to register.

Presented by Dr. Bill Vicars, Assistant Professor of ASL at Sacramento State, the workshop focuses on basic ASL vocabulary, grammar and the alphabet.

The Sacramento State College of Continuing Education also offers the American Sign Language Certificate program, which enables participants to fulfill foreign language graduate requirements and develop the necessary manual communication skills to establish connections and work or interact with people who are deaf. The program also helps prepare participants to enter an interpreter training program. For more information about the program, visit

ASL is the third most widely used language in America. ASL is a visual-gestural-kinesthetic language used by members of the deaf community in North America and in varying degrees in many other locations.

About CCE
As an extension of California State University at Sacramento, the College of Continuing Education encourages lifelong learning by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth and bridges the needs of the community with the resources of the university. The goal is to create, deliver and support programs that increase the quality of life for individuals, communities and employers while developing programs that educate the current and future workforce in the region.
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