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Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Beginning American Sign Language workshop offered

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service presents a six-week workshop in Beginning American Sign Language and Deaf Culture starting February 13. Classes are held every Wednesday from 5-6:30 pm.

Taught by Ku Mei Kern, a nationally certified instructor through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), this course is for anyone interested in interacting with those who use sign language as their main form of communication. Classes will focus on pre-sign language skills in order to establish the correct mindset and structuring for American Sign Language grammar and spatial representation. Beginning sign vocabulary and Deaf Culture topics will also be covered. No prior experience is necessary.

The cost of the workshop is $100 with a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

For more information and to register, contact CCECS at 974-7664 or go online to http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/fitness/. Space is limited.


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