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FUNCTIONAL ASL

"Hearing people can learn sign language. Deaf people cannot learn how to hear."


Loni Friedmann

Functional ASL is taught by Loni- a DeafBlind Queer female with years of experience in teaching American Sign Language(ASL) in all levels. This is your opportunity to learn ASL online and to learn how to interact with Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing people. All classes will cover with ASL, Deaf Culture, Deaf History, & issues in the Deaf community. You cannot learn ASL overnight, learning a visual language takes time, dedication, and patience.

PRIVATE SESSIONS

30 MINUTES SESSION - $75.00

ONE HOUR SESSION - $150.00

I ONLY TUTOR LEVELS 2 AND ABOVE, INTERPRETER PRACTICE, HOMEWORK SUPPORT, AND MORE!

 

 

 

ASL COURSES 2024


ENROLLMENTS OPEN NOW TO MAY 31ST!

CLASSES START JUNE 3RD TO JULY 12TH.

PACIFIC STANDARD ZONE! (CHECK YOUR ZONE FIRST!)

 


CLASSES WILL MEET VIA ZOOM FOR 90 MINUTES WEEKLY FOR 6 WEEKS TOTAL.

ASL STUDY MATERIALS ARE EMAILED WEEKLY TO SUPPORT PRACTICE AT HOME. 

PRICE - $300.00 PER INDIVIDUAL FOR 6 WEEKS TOTAL.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, PICK THE LEVEL BELOW, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, PRONOUNS, EMAIL, LEVEL, AND TIME SLOT!

LEVEL 1 
MONDAY 5-6:30PM PST

WEDNESDAY 5-6:30PM PST

FRIDAY 10-11:30AM PST

An introduction to basic alphabets, numbers, introductions, fingerspelling, vocabulary, grammar structure, conversational practice, Deaf culture and history. 

$300.00

LEVEL 2
TUESDAYS 9-10:30AM
PST

Intermediate level with story signing, Deaf culture and history about how ASL was created and the issues in Deaf community about Sign Language versus Oralism. Lexicated fingerspelling and receptive practice. 

$300.00

LEVEL 3
CLOSED THIS ROUND

Advanced level with story signing, Deaf jokes and Deaf culture and history. Lexicated fingerspelling and receptive practice with long words. Immersive environment with receptive/conversational practice. Continue discussion about book related to Deaf experiences. 

$300.00

MORE LEVELS

Second part of ASL 1. Must take ASL 1 beforehand. This level will be focused with group activities and learning to sign a story from a classical Deaf tale. Grammar structure with fingerspelling receptive. Dialogues to encourage conversational skills. Deaf culture do and don'ts. 

$300.00

LEVEL 3.5

THURSDAY 4-5:30PM

PST

Advanced level with both expressive and receptive skills, lexicatized fingerspelling, ASL vocabulary, description practice, stories, discussions about issues in the Deaf community, Deaf culture and history. It will be in conversational signing space. 

$300.00

CONVO ASL

THURSDAY 1-2:30 PM

PST

Advanced fluency level with both expressive and receptive skills, fast paced fingerspelling, ASL vocabulary, description practice, conversational practice, stories, discussions about issues in the Deaf community, Deaf culture and history. heavily based on conversational and receptive skills. 

$300.00

LEVEL 1.5 
TUESDAY 11-12:30 PM PST OR  WEDNESDAYS
1-2:30PM PST

My dad and I actually just got accepted into an ASL interpreter program at the local college so thanks to Loni; we both are going back to school!
Loni is a fantastic teacher. She provides clear instruction and great materials to learn from and practice throughout the course. With her patience and enthusiasm I have learned how to have a basic conversation and introduce myself in just six weeks!
Loni creates an encouraging and approachable environment and it's instantly noticeable the second class starts. . . I am proudly a slow learner yet sometimes worry I won't be able to keep up... it hasn't been an issue!
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