Category: General The Signing Room: Online Sign Language "Class"

The Signing Room: Online Sign Language "Class"

May 7, 2019

Do you want to improve your sign language skills?

Do you have basic sign language skills but are looking to advance to the next level?

Check out a unique ONLINE class!

Cost: $49
The Gallaudet University Regional Center for the Midwest is offering scholarships for 10 families of deaf and hard of hearing children who qualify.

This is an intermediate level sign language "class" - but not a class in the normal context! This opportunity is all about bringing your conversational and academic sign communication to the next level. It is formatted in a very natural way by giving you conversational opportunities with others advancing their sign language skills, as well as Deaf adults in a small group and 1:1 setting - all through the internet.

Participants meet together through a virtual format once a week for a little over an hour to practice their signing and get feedback from deaf adults on how to improve their sign abilities. Topics of conversation are provided the week before, allowing you to practice your skills prior to meeting with the group.

The Signing Room is a future membership site for those wanting to increase their signing skills and advance to the next level of sign language proficiency. Research shows that the best way to build language is to participate in ongoing give-and-take dialog. This program will do that through deaf language models and other intermediate level peers wanting to increase their sign language abilities.

Our first pilot was extremely well received and we are ready to pilot it once again with a larger group!

Requirements to participate in this program include:

  1. A foundation in sign language. Best recommended for people who have the vocabulary usually taught in ASL 1 and ASL 2.
  2. A strong internet connection (recommended 600kbps/1.2Mbps)
  3. A webcam and regular sized computer screen (no phones) with good lighting
  4. A quiet and distraction free environment during the class.


Interested parties need to take a 15 minute "interview" to identify if the class is a good fit. After the interview, you will be personally contacted about the class and given a personal invitation to participate if you qualify.

Interview Now!

Contact Stefanie Kessen at for more information.

Sponsored by The Online Itinerant, Gallaudet University: Regional Center Midwest, and John A. Logan College.

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