RI ASL Club Events and announcements – movie night

The RI ASL Club is part of ASLA and affords students the opportunity to experience a voice-off environment with classmates, students from other levels and members of the Deaf community.

This Friday, March 14, we will be showing “Bird of a Different Feather.”  This is a powerful film done entirely in ASL.  It will be voice interpreted.  The presentation is extremely well done and demonstrates the importance of communication and what happens when it is lacking.  Space is limited, so email if you intend to attend.  The cost is $10.00.

1)  Each year, RI ASL Club organizes events to allow students from different levels to be together, to meet members of the Deaf community, and practice signing in a relaxed environment.  There is no “membership” in the Club and the events are free, except for any expense involved in the activity itself. Students do have to register for each event so we can plan the numbers.Here are our free club events for the next semester:

2)  This year, the Club has an expanded role in our program. About once a month, The Club will offer workshops that are for our students of any level. It is a conversational class where we will talk about any topics of interest. Students will develop and improve their conversational skills. Each workshop is 1 1/2 hours and the cost is $10.00. Students need to register ahead of time so we can plan for adequate space.

3) Announcements:

Starting in the spring semester 2014, for level 10 and up, students will develop a video portfolio of their work.

After completing level 18, students have the option of continuing their work in our certificate program. A new page, titled “Certificate Program” will be listed soon with the details.

Once our library and language lab are up and running, we will start to make CDs of vocabulary from each level of the ASLA curriculum.  Students will be able to come in and practice with the vocabulary from their level.  We expect to be ready at the end of March 2014.