American Sign Language: Level 1

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights

Course Details
$75 3 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Jan 06, 6:30pm - Jan 27, 8:00pm (4 sessions)

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave
Btwn Sterling & St John Places
Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this asl class:

Learn how to communicate without words!

This class will focus on basic conversational American Sign Language vocabulary and discussions about Deaf culture and community. We will learn conversational signs, NYC-based signs, finger spelling, what an “accent” looks like and how to communicate using our hands, bodies, and facial expressions. Did you know that signing without facial expressions is like talking in a monotone voice?

We will learn why American Sign Language is different than English and how Deaf Culture affects how this constantly evolving “living language”. Learn how to express yourself with pictures instead of sentences and how much fluff there really is in the English language.

Each class will build on a previous lesson so that at the end of the four weeks you will be able to spell words, have basic social conversations and create your own sign name (a nickname in Deaf culture).

Come ready to move your hands and bodies!

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Refund Policy
If you're looking for a refund or class credit, you need to back out of the class a full week before it starts. (No exceptions!) We know it's draconian, but since we aren't charging an arm and a leg and have to buy all our materials in advance, it's kinda hard to deal with last-minute bailings.

We also can't transfer registrations to a future session of the class. Sorry!

Instead of dropping out if you have a schedule conflict, a better idea is to ask around and see if any of your friends want the spot. We can't give you a refund less than a week out, even if there's a wait list for the class. 

Regarding bad weather, we generally only cancel classes if the subway system stops running. If traveling during snowstorms might be an issue for you, please take this into account before registering for a class.  


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:00pm Michelle Santarpia 4 $75
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Jan 13 6:30pm - 8:00pm Michelle Santarpia
Mon, Jan 20 6:30pm - 8:00pm Michelle Santarpia
Mon, Jan 27 6:30pm - 8:00pm Michelle Santarpia

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Question from Anonymous
Will you have a class soon? And what date would this class start?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey there! Unfortunately, we don't have information as to when they will have class dates for this. But you can certainly save this to your wish list so we'll update you via email once we update this class page with the dates. Thanks!
Question from Zoia D.
Is $70 a price for one class or $70 is a total price for 4 classes? Thank you.
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! $70 is the price for the whole class which will meet 4 Wednesdays. What a great deal, huh?! :)
Answer from Gessica D. Verified Student
Hi, I would say 70$ for the 4 sessions. It’s a 4session Package and they give the total cost. But to be 100$ just give them a call! I remember I attended because the price was fair.
Answer from Gessica D. Verified Student
Hope this helps!!!
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Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Brainery (1,038)

(1038 Reviews)
American Sign Language: Level 1
Reviewed by Jennifer T. on 11/21/2019
Loved the professor...she’s a fantastic teacher. Great intro to ASL!!!
American Sign Language: Level 1
Reviewed by Sally t. on 12/25/2017
I only wish there was a video recording option so I could remember the signs longer. The instructor was awesome. Great class
American Sign Language: Level 1
Reviewed by Karen D. on 10/11/2014
Michelle was a patient teacher. She corrected us but never in a way that was embarrassing. It was terrific that she invited her deaf friend Chris to class so we could practice with him and know that, yes, we really can communicate with ASL!
American Sign Language: Level 1
Reviewed by Florence L. on 3/27/2018
American Sign Language: Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/21/2017
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