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June 1, 2005

Discover the wonders of Filipino Sign Language at DLS-CSB

From: DLS-CSB - Jun 1, 2005

Discover the wonders of Filipino Sign Language at DLS-CSB

(Manila, Philippines) De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) through the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) is offering classes on Filipino Sign Language (FSL) this school year. Open to hearing people inside and outside the DLS-CSB campus, the FSL classes will introduce you to a whole new way of communicating through hand signals, facial expressions, gestures and other body movements. In addition, the classes will help you gain a deeper understanding about the unique issues, concerns and aspiration of our Deaf neighbors.

Classes are split into three proficiency levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and will run from June 20-September 10, 2005. Registration fee is PHP 2,400.00.

Enrollment is ongoing until June 18, 2005. Please note that attendance at the Basic Orientation on Deafness Seminar scheduled on June 18, 2005, 9:30 am to 12 noon is a prerequisite to enrolling in the FSL classes.

As a pioneering sign language program, the FSL classes of SDEAS integrate linguistic principles in its instructions. It is also unique in that all its teachers are Deaf. Through the years, the range of FSL learners has broadened to include, not only students, faculty, and staff of CSB and other DLSU units, but also students from other universities and a host of professionals among them teachers, physicians, lawyers, nurses and church workers.

SDEAS started in 1991 as a vocational course in bookkeeping and accounting. In 1996, the Deaf program evolved into a full-fledged school for deaf education and started offering a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Deaf Studies (BAPDST) aimed at producing leader-advocates in particular fields of specialization.

Although it has since opened its doors to welcome students from more privileged backgrounds, the SDEAS continues to remain as an educational institution where underprivileged Deaf students are given a head start towards fulfilling their potentials as productive members of the Deaf community and of the Filipino society, in general.

For inquires, please get in touch with DLS-CSB SDEAS at (632) 526-7441 local 131 or email