The American Sign Language Club strives to teach students to communicate through ASL by interweaving the language, the culture and events occurring within the Deaf community. Students build their skills and confidence when they involve themselves more in the deaf community. Students will actively participate in events, while raising awareness and understanding of the Deaf Culture; and will develop their ability to explore, relate and learn critical thinking skills while teaching other people through this language.
To be a part of the American Sign Language Cub there is a small fee. These dues allow us to purchase sweatshirts, t-shirts, food and materials for our activities.
WHAT WE DO:
ASL Club provides fun, hands on, visual and interactive teaching of the fundamentals of ASL, the grammar and culture of American Sign Language. Students will learn basic communication, phrases, while building vocabulary with one another and adapting to the Deaf Community . We attend Deaf Chats, we go to Deaf Sporting Events, including Gallaudet University. ASL Club, we provide fun activities with other schools along with the Deaf Community. The best way to learn this language is to Immerse yourself into the Community.
During our meetings, we also work on Deaf Culture to do fundraisers throughout the community. One example of a main event that we do is in March, Deaf Awareness Month. This is an ASL Game Night in support of our Deaf Culture and Deaf Community. 50% of proceeds throughout the night go to a community fundraiser and the other 50% goes towards ASL club.
EVENTS WE DO:
ASL CLUB hosts “Sign & Dine or Deaf Chats and many other different types of events at a few establishments in the community. We welcome all of the community signers or non signers to come to these events. If you are interested in learning sign language or finding out more about American Sign Language, please come. The more the merrier.