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.
In addition to the course fee, you are required to purchase:
Zinza, J. (2006). Master ASL level one. Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media - Available at www.signmedia.com. The Level One package is what is required for the course(s). Cost is $119 for all
three items. This package includes:
- Hardback Textbook: Master ASL Level One
- Paperback Resource Book: Master ASL, Fingerspelling
- DVD: this companion DVD is used with the units in the textbook
ISBN-10: 1-881133-20-6 (textbook)
Course Fee - $120
Meet Your Instructor
Lana L. Cromeenes
Lana L. Cromeenes' experience and exposure to deaf and hard of hearing individuals
and culture began 45 years ago with her grandmother who worked at the School for the
Deaf in Morganton, N.C. Throughout college, she was a member at a local church with
a deaf congregation and enjoyed working with the ministry leaders, attending Deaf
Camp, leading worship, and socialization. Upon graduation with her master’s in education,
her daughter was born, and it was quickly determined that she was hard of hearing.
Her daughter was speech and language delayed, and due to her personal capabilities,
Lana began teaching her ASL, as she was fluent in the language at this point. Accepting
her daughter’s condition, she delved deeper into deaf culture, became a student of
the language and culture. As an elementary classroom teacher, Lana's bi-lingual status
(English and ASL), afforded her the opportunity to provide sign support to students
that wore hearing aids, cochlear implants, and/or displayed autistic characteristics.
As the years progressed Lana's involvement with the deaf and hard of hearing continued
to develop. Currently, Lana interprets and teaches a beginner’s ASL class at her church
and voice interprets as needed. Lana interprets for community events, such as the
SC governor’s annual Carol lighting event and for the sitting SC governor as well.
Lana returned to graduate school at Gallaudet University, a university established
for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, in Washington, D.C., and graduated with
a Master Level Certification and is currently working on a PhD in Educational Leadership
with a specialization in Educating Deaf with Disabilities with an anticipated graduation
of December 2019.
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SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.
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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.