In collaboration with the Deafblind Program, the Spring 2019 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin January 27 and run for 10 weeks. Anyone age 16 or over may register.
Level One: Includes approximately 500 word vocabulary, introduction to fingerspelling, and development of basic sign language skills. It is a prerequisite for Level Two Class.
Level Two: Includes approximately an additional 500 word vocabulary, fluency & comfort with fingerspelling, numbers, expressive skills in communicating in sign and fingerspelling, and basic receptive comprehension skills using fingerspelling and sign language.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have taken a Level One course with us before taking a Level Two course.
BOOK REQUIRED: The Joy of Signing by Lottie Riekehof. (Can be found online)
A minimum of 10 registrations are required for a class to be held. Spaces are limited to 20 seats per class.
Community Participants: $125.00
The fee is waived for Perkins Staff. At checkout, please use voucher code, signperkin
Classes are taught in Signed English and meet one session per week. Each class will be conducted by experienced Sign Language instructors and will be held at Perkins School for the Blind.
- Monday night, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- Tuesday morning, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday afternoon, 3:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Wednesday afternoon, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Please note: In addition-we are offering a special 5-week session.
Class will meet 2x a week for 5 weeks-Level 2 only-Starting March 19, 2019
- Level Two: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Registration is open until January 20, 2019.
Please Note: For inclement weather class cancellation call 617-972-7841. Classes cancelled due to weather or instructor illness will be made up by adding a class to the end of the course.
Refund Policy for Sign Language Classes
- 100% before the first class
- 90% before the second class
- 50% before the third class
- After the third class – no refund