Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Wednesday, period 3|
Description: This class will introduce the beginning skills of basic communication through signs, facial expressions and ASL structure. Deaf culture and history will be incorporated as well. Example of topics learned: Introducing Oneself, Telling About Activities, Describing Others. This class is highly interactive and will involve teacher presentations, group activities and student presentations which will enhance students' production and receptive skills to effectively communicate in the deaf community.
Students have the opportunity to perform with their class at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase.
Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik has an AAS in Sign Language
Interpreting & Transliterating from Saint Paul Technical College. In
2008, Jill became a nationally certified interpreter through the
Registered Interpreters for the Deaf, RID. She is a CODA, Child Of Deaf
Adults. Because her parents are deaf, her first language is ASL. She
enjoys meeting new people while working as an interpreter in education,
freelance and video relay. She has received a BA from Metropolitan State
University in Multicultural Studies. She is eager to share the language
that she is passionate about to others in the community.
$235 or $245 per semester
(depending on registration date)