• Programs


     ADULT BASIC EDUCATION & HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM
     DISTANCE LEARNING
     INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION
     SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS
      AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

        Intensive Study in
    ASL Program
     
        Deaf Studies AA
    Degree Program
     
        ASL-English
    Interpretation Program
     

     CONTRACT TRAINING 

  • Intensive Study in ASL Program


     

    Intensive Study in American Sign Language Program

    The Division of Adult and Continuing Education’s Intensive Study in American Sign Language (ISASL) 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 GED 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 Erlisa Koci at ekoci@lagcc.cuny.edu or (917) 832-1138.

    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 Carole Lazorisak, Education and Language Acquisition Department, Room B-206, at (917) 832-1204 or carolel@lagcc.cuny.edu 

    This certificate program is not designed to train students as interpreters for the Deaf. For more information on our ASL-English Interpretation Program visit http://www.laguardia.edu/aeip/.

     Introduction to American Sign Language (A16ASL000)
     Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 1 (A16ASL011 or A16ASL026)
     Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 2 (A16ASL012 or A16ASL015)  
     Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 3 (A16ASL013 or A16ASL016)  
     Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 4 (A16ASL014 or A16ASL017)  
     Fingerspelling, Numbers and Glossing 1 (A16ASL018)  
     Fingerspelling, Numbers and Glossing 2 (A16ASL019)   

        Required textbook and DVD for all ISASL Levels 1-4 classes

        Master ASL! Level One
        by Jason Zinza 

        This can be purchased at Sign Media, Inc., at the College's
        Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the basement of the LaGuardia’s
        Main Building, or online.

        Required textbook for all ASL Fingerspelling, Numbers, &
         Glossing 1-2 classes

        Master ASL! Fingerspelling, Numbers, and Glossing
        by Jason Zinza 

        They can be purchased at Sign Media, Inc., at the College's
        Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the basement of the
        LaGuardia’s Main Building, or online.

        Recommended materials

        (can be purchased at the College’s bookstore or online)

           1. Random House Webster's ASL Dictionary 
              by E. Costello, L. I. Tom and P. M. Setzer  

          2. The Complete Idiot's to Conversational Sign Language 
              by C. Lazorisak and D. Donohue  

  • CONTACT US

    Program for Deaf Adults
    Division of Continuing Education
    Mailing Address:

    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room C-203
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Office Location:

    29-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room C-203
    Long Island City, NY 11101

     (718) 482-5324  Voice

     (917) 832-1202  VP

     (718) 609-2069  Fax

     pcarlson@lagcc.cuny.edu 


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