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Continuing Education Programs

American Sign Language for Beginners Part I

Course Description

ASL at Work takes students who have no knowledge of Sign Language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf community.

Cultural information taught throughout this class will allow you to interact with the Deaf community in a way that is respectful and aware. 

Everyday communication is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. Grammar is introduced in context, with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills.

The student workbook is rich in colorful pictures, signed vocabulary, expansion of classroom instruction, Deaf history and culture, and exercises led by Deaf models on two video DVDs that are included with your workbook.

Important Information

In addition to the course fee, you are required to purchase ASL at Work (ISBN is 9781581210811).

Course Fee - $120


Meet Your Instructor

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Cammy Lynch

Camillia  “Cammy” Lynch is a Deaf woman whose primary language is American Sign Language. She currently works as a translator for Deaf Services within South Carolina Department of Mental Health and volunteers as an ASL Music translator at New Springs Church. Cammy graduated from Gallaudet University with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with concentration in Criminology. She has an associate degree in Computer Info System. During her spare time, Cammy enjoys reading, photography, computer troubleshooting, traveling, and playing with her Weimaraner dog “Grace”. Today, Cammy resides in Gaston, SC with her husband Donald Lynch. 



Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
American Sign Language for Beginners, Part 1
09/10/2018 – 10/15/2018

6 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM$120.00


Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.