WHY Choose American Sign Language?
American Sign Language (ASL) is the predominant language of Deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada. Many students majoring in ASL choose careers in teaching, interpreting, or community service work. However, many careers do not require a specific major. Your knowledge of a foreign language will be viewed by almost any employer as a tremendous asset.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
The American Sign Language program at CHC provides students an opportunity to communicate with, and understand the Deaf community.
- Small classes focusing on hands-on activities and language immersion
- Each ASL class significantly increases vocabulary and grammatical awareness, as well as provided a deeper understanding of the culture and history of Deaf people.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT IT LEAD TO?
An increasing number of students take ASL courses in preparation for transfer to a four year institution intending to major in Deaf Studies and/or Interpreter Training Programs.