• What will I learn in a six week course? In a semester class? In a year? In two years?
    • Six week courses are geared more toward topical learning. They allow you to learn enough to carry on a conversation of small talk and necessities to communicate. Semester courses are geared more toward mastery and extended conversation.
    • The first semester is focused on basic conversation skills. You will learn things like the alphabet, numbers, colors, greetings and other high frequency vocab. The goal for the first semester is to be able to hold a very basic conversation.
    • The second semester is focused on description, basic grammar and culture. You will learn things like rooms and things in the home, the body and clothes and outdoor surroundings. There will also be a focus on deaf culture. By the end of one year you should be able to hold a conversation with the basics and some more advanced vocab.
    • The second year focuses on more grammar and more advanced vocab. For this I follow A Basic Course in American Sign Language by Carol Padden, Terrence J. O’Rourke, and Tom Humphries. By the end of the second year, you should be able to hold a good conversation, have a basic understanding of a couple aspects of Deaf culture, be familiar with ASL grammar and have a wide range of vocab.
  • Do you offer any family or referral discounts?
    • Family discount: 10% off for 2 or more in the same family. Ask me how! *Must have coupon code. Not valid with any other offer.
    • Referral discount: For each referral, both the referrer and referred can receive 5% off. The referrer can accrue up to 50% off. Ask me how! *Must have coupon code. Only for new students and new classes. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Is there a book that I need to purchase?
    • For six week courses and semester parts one and two, I do not follow a book. During the second year, I do use  A Basic Course in American Sign Language by Carol Padden, Terrence J. O’Rourke, and Tom Humphries. I do not require that my students purchase it but most find it easier to have their own. Used copies can usually be found pretty cheap and any edition will do.