Intro to American Sign Language

with Lori Fimoff

Sign Language Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

Love the beauty of ASL, but never had the opportunity to learn? Here's your chance!

Be ready to get up and learn the basics of ASL through the fun of socialization! This class will cover fingerspelling and numbers, as well as introductory vocabulary and grammar. We'll also take a look into the rich world of Deaf culture. You'll leave with a new appreciation for the language and culture, as well as resources to help you continue to grow as a signer.

Prerequisites

None



Course Reviews (15)
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    Cynthia R.

    Left 6 months ago
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    GREAT GREAT GREAT. Learned alot and would like to take more classes

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    Deborah P.

    Left 6 months ago
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    The class was everything I expected and more. An interesting and engaging group of people. Very concise information in what may be viewed as a challenging location. The class did (for me) what was intended...to get me thinking more about ASL and to seek additional and tutelage. :-)

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Crystal G.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Lori's class was informative and fun. I went with a small group, and we had varying levels of sign language experience - it was great as a refresher for the more experienced and a great introduction for those of us who were not. Definitely a well spent afternoon!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Naomi C.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Wonderful class, Engaging and fun and learned a lot in the short time.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Eliot S.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Time well spent. I got my $20 worth and then some.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Victor P.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was concise, fun and easy to understand through examples by the teacher as well as group interactions. I recommend it.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Brittney L.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was wonderful! A great beginners class for someone who wants to know the absolute basics about signing - I can now introduce myself and ask basic questions with some confidence! Everyone else in the class walked in just as clueless as I did, so we were all learning together (which is nice, you never want to be the person who is way behind the rest of the class!)","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Maria H.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was so much fun and I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I learned in that hour and a half. I would definitely recommend taking the class","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"William G.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Lori was wonderful! Very engaging and knowledgeable. Even with the limited time, I didn't feel rushed. I got the chance to share my new knowledge with a Deaf friend the next day and she was very impressed. And I quote, \"All that in one class? She's good!\"\r\n ","teacher_response":"Thanks, Bill! I'm not sure of any children's ASL classes in the city, but I'll look around and let you know if I find anything."}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Tim G.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a really good time learning some basic ASL and a little bit about the Deaf culture.Lori is very knowledgeable and did a great job teaching us some fundamentals of ASL like proper motions and hand placement. I will definitely sign up for a more advanced class should she ever create one!","teacher_response":"Happy you had a good time! I'll let you know if I make another level for the class."}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kate A.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed this class. Lori was a great teacher and had a variety of fun activities for us to do that helped us to learn some of the simple words / questions in American Sign Language. Everyone in the class was very friendly and by the end of the class we were able to have short conversations with each other using the different signs she had taught us. Highly recommend!","teacher_response":"Glad you enjoyed the class!"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/201821/thumb_IMG_0644.JPG","reviewer_name":"Hillary J.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was really fun and informative. I'd recommend this class for anyone who is just curious about ASL and Deaf culture or for those who want to see learning ASL is seriously right for them. We learned a lot today - Lori was warm and informative. She struck that just right balance between gentle challenge and fun. Thank you Lori!","teacher_response":"Thanks, Hillary! Glad you had fun and so excited for you to enroll in an interpreting program. :)"}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Dory P.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"I was surprised how much I learned in such a short amount of time.\r\nThe class was very interactive, fun, and was taught in a manner that everyone could understand and easily catch on.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Traci S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Intro to American Sign Language</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Lori was very welcoming and knowledgable of ASL. We received a brief lesson about its origins. What was really awesome was actually having a conversation in sign language. I had a great time! ","teacher_response":null}
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    Lori has been enamored with ASL since "Sign of the Day" time in preschool. Currently studying to become a sign language interpreter, she loves to spread her joy of signing wherever she goes. Lori is also an early childhood teacher and is always excited to combine her passion for teaching with her admiration for ASL.


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