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SIGN LANGUAGE COURSES

Do you want to take Sign Language classes but there are no classes near you?

Do you want to take specialized classes but there are none available?

 

WE CAN HELP! 

 

Every class you see listed can be taken through distance education. 

What do you need? It's simple! 

You need a computer with a webcam, high-speed internet, and access to a few computer programs.

Take a peek below to find out more about our one-on-one private tutorials and group online classes!

We have taught students through distance learning as close as Middle Tennessee, and as far away as Australia. You can become a distance learning student as well! Have some questions? These answers may help. 

 

PRIVATE  ONE-ON-ONE TUTORIALS

 

How are classes held? 

These classes are held in exactly the same manner as standard in-office classes.

The instructor calls the student to begin class, then meets on Skype for the rest of class. 

 

Can I take the entire ITP on the internet? 

Yes. 

 

Is there a great deal of feedback in the classes?

Yes there is! 

 

What will I need?

In addition to your text and standard supplies,

you will need a computer and high-speed internet access. 

 

What pace do you work at?

As these are one-on-one, we work at YOUR pace. We can increase
or decrease the speed at which we were per your needs. 

 

Can we stop the book work and cover special topics or projects during a class?

YES! Students do that regularly. Being one-on-one, the class is very flexible!

 

How much are classes? 

The cost is the same as other classes, just $38/hr for the class 

plus there is of course a fee to purchase the text books.  

 

What are the texts used? 

All materials are consistent with in office classes.

Click on EDUCATION drop-down menu above and visit the pages

on ASL/Interpreting classes. Text information can be found there. 

 

Are these classes accredited? 

No. These are not accredited, however you should be able to test out of

accredited collegiate classes once these are completed. 

How do you set up classes? 

Call our office at 615-435-8929 or contact our office manager at kim_baker@gatecommunications.org.

You can also fill out our online request form.

ONLINE GROUP CLASSES

 

How often are these classes offered? 

Spring & Fall Semesters

What classes are presently offered?

INTRO to ASL I (ASL Part 1)

How long will classes run? 

15 weeks.

What online programs are used? 

Canvas & GoReact [See logos/links to listed here]

What is involved in the classes? 

These are standard collegiate classes offered at a lighter pace.

There will however be: 

  • Reading Homework

  • Practical Homework

  • Quizzing

  • Speeches 

  • Final Exam

What topics are covered? 

  • Deaf Culture

  • ASL Vocabulary

  • ASL Structure

When are the classes uploaded? 

Classes are uploaded/unlocked on Fridays. 

Is there unlimited time to complete the coursework? 

We want to make sure you stay on track, hence class modules are available for a week.

Extensions are granted upon request.

Is there a great deal of feedback in the classes?

Yes there is! 

What will I need?

In addition to your text and standard supplies, you will need a computer with a webcam and high-speed internet access. 

Are these classes accredited? 

No. These are not accredited, however you should be able to test out of

accredited collegiate classes once the two sections per class are completed. 

How many people are accepted into one class?

Up to 15 per semester.

Can I just audit the class or will I be required to do the homework? 

You can audit the class and not be responsible for homework.  

If I have had some ASL would this class be too easy? 

That all depends on how much experience you have. Most students will find much of the information new even if they have completed ASL in the past. 

What is the cost of the classes? 

  • Fee for the text book.

  • $25/Week

  • There is also a one time cost per quarter for use of GoReact.

How does payment work? 

These classes must be paid in full in advance or they can be paid weekly via a credit card on file.

Class payment needs to be established for this course before students are allowed to login. 

When does the next class begin?

NEXT START DATE: FEBRUARY 15th, 2019

How do you set up classes? 

Fill out the form HERE.