Are there any ASL classes(free preferrably) in Charlotte, NC?

Question by Maleka: Are there any ASL classes(free preferrably) in Charlotte, NC?
I am a hard of hearing single mother of 3, and I’m interested in taking some sign language classes so that my kids and I can continue to communicate because I am afraid I am going completely deaf and I would hate to lose contact with my babies, or worst lose them because the system feels I’m incapable of providing or caring for them!

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Answer by ableego
I wasn’t able to find an exact match for your request. You might try the local adult school, community college, YMCA, or community center for leads. Try also local deaf organizations or those with deaf clients.

Also, don’t forget the Internet. It teaches basic signs (word-for-word). Once you learn Sign English, you can move on to ASL short-cuts and slang.

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2 Responses to “Are there any ASL classes(free preferrably) in Charlotte, NC?”

  1. iluvtvser says:

    I don’t think that they are free. Community colleges usually have them. You can also use the vistas signing naturally books as well as asl browser (do an internet search)

    I am fluent and hearing. There are tons of sights. You might want to contact the local interpreters union (internet search) or school for the deaf.

  2. mtnglo says:

    This isn’t a class, but it’s a link to meetings where people are practicing ASL. I think you could learn easily.

    http://asl.meetup.com/cities/us/nc/charlotte/?from=popTopics

    Or, you could apply for a Pell Grant, & go to Central Piedmont Community College. Their ASL total program is 13 Total Credit Hours.

    You will need CPCC school code to apply for a Pell Grant. The code is 002915.
    To get financial aid (Pelll Grant-You do not repay.):
    http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

    Central Piedmont:
    http://www1.cpcc.edu/interpreter_education/certificates/asl-studies?searchterm=ASL

    I used to live in Charlotte, & still live in N.C. My son is totally deaf in one ear. He’s a Junior at UNC-CH. 🙂 Best of luck to you! 🙂


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