Sign Language programs move to Alberta School for the Deaf

Both of Lakeland College’s sign language programs will be taught at the Alberta School for the Deaf (ASD) in Edmonton starting in the fall of 2014.

Last year the certificate program courses were held at ASD and the trial run was a perfect fit for Lakeland College, its students and the ASD.

Quotable quote:
“We’re very excited that both of our programs will be offered at ASD where our students can immerse themselves in the language and the culture,” says Michael Crowe, dean responsible for the programs. “Regularly interacting with deaf and hard of hearing students at ASD, as well as the other community partners that are located at ASD, will be a great learning experience for our students.”

Quick facts:
  • The first class of the academic year is Aug. 26 for the the part-time American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Studies program.
  • The Sign Language Interpretation program – the only program in Alberta that prepares people for a career as an interpreter – begins Sept. 2.
  • Classes were previously held at the University of Alberta.
scenes from Alberta School for the Deaf with Lakeland College studentsRead the news release Alberta School for the Deaf home to Lakeland’s sign language programming

Photos left to right: Instructor Chrissy Steele teaches students body parts signs. Diploma students practice their
American Sign Language (ASL) skills. Learning ASL means practice in the classroom.

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