|The Division of Adult and Continuing Education’s Intensive Study in American
Sign Language (ASL) Program is a 6-course series focusing on communication with
Deaf individuals. These courses are designed for those who wish to make rapid
progress in developing ASL skills and expand their multicultural sign
vocabulary but do not wish to earn academic credit. Using the Master ASL!
Curriculum, you will develop vocabulary, conversational competence and
grammatical knowledge through a total immersion approach that includes
classroom conversation, visual language lab activities and online exercises.
You will be expected to expand your interaction with the local Deaf community
to enhance your linguistic skills and cultural knowledge. Classes are offered
days, evenings and weekends through the Program for Deaf Adults or in
conjunction with the Education and Language Acquisition Department. High
school or equivalency diploma required. Upon completion and passing of Intensive Study
in ASL 1 - 4 and Fingerspelling 1 & 2 courses, within two years you can earn a
Certificate in Conversational American Sign Language. If you have already
started your sign language education, you are required to be pre-screened for
appropriate level placement. To schedule an appointment contact Pacts Cartagna at email@example.com or (917) 832-1202. ND
If you wish to earn academic credit for these courses, you must be admitted to
the college for the fall or spring semester and are not required to be
screened. For more information about ASL classes for credit, contact the Education and Language Acquisition Department, Room B-234, at (718) 482-5640.
This certificate program is not designed to train students as interpreters for
the Deaf. For more information on our ASL-English Interpretation Program visit