Signs for All (SFA) at Rochester School for the Deaf provides a series of day-time and evening ASL classes. The program also offers the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI), to assess how well people use sign language for communication, and, to assist them, as needed, in the development of their sign language communication skills.
Over a 10-week schedule, Signs for All participants receive instruction from expert teachers who are fluent in ASL. Students learn about ASL structure and basic vocabulary; perform drills and exercises; and, engage in dialogue with the teachers and with fellow students.
Our approach is to help you to understand and use ASL the way it is used within the Deaf community. We believe that an effective way for you to learn ASL is to have a good understanding of Deaf Culture.
Daytime classes are held at RSD or an off-campus location, during a time most convenient for participants.
Evening classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the RSD campus, 1545 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY, 14621.
The cost for a 10-week program is $90/person ($50/child in Children’s Class). Often, the fee is waived for immediate RSD family members, including: RSD parents and legal guardians, grandparents, family siblings of deaf and hard of hearing child attending RSD. To download and print a registration form, visit: http://www.RSDeaf.org/SFA.
The textbook ASL at Work (with student DVD) is required for all class levels. The cost of this book is additional to the fee for classes.
The levels of classes include: Children’s class (for ages 6-12), Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Classes are limited to 15 people, so that you’ll get the personalized attention you need.
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester School for the Deaf Campus
Rochester, NY 14621