Adult Sign Language Classes - Spring 2017

A woman signing at a podium.
January 30, 2017 (All day) to April 7, 2017 (All day)
Grousbeck Center
United States
55 Beechwood Ave
Watertown, MA 02472

In collaboration with the Deafblind Program, the Spring 2017 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin on January 30, 2017 and run for 10 weeks. Anyone age 16 or over may register.

A minimum of 10 registrations are required for a class to be held. There is a limit to 25 seats per class.

Fees — Community Participants: $125.00
Return with registration form and payment before January 25, 2017.
Please make checks payable to Perkins School for the Blind.

BOOK REQUIRED: The Joy of Signing” by Lottie Riekehof. (Can be found online)

Level One: Includes approximately 500 word vocabulary, introduction to fingerspelling, and development of basic sign language skills. It is a prerequisite for Level Two Class.

Level Two: Includes approximately an additional 500 word vocabulary, fluency & comfort with fingerspelling, numbers, expressive skills in communicating in sign and fingerspelling, and basic receptive comprehension skills using fingerspelling and sign language.

Classes are taught in Signed English and meet one session per week. Each class will be conducted by experienced Sign Language instructors and will be held in both the Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology and Howe Building at Perkins in Watertown.

Please Note: For inclement weather class cancellation call 617-972-7841. Classes canceled due to weather or instructor illness will be made up by adding a class to the end of the course.


  • Level One
    • Monday night5:30–7:30 pm
    • Tuesday morning10:00 am–12:00 pm
    • Wednesday night3:30–5:30pm
  • Level Two
    • Tuesday night — 3:30–5:30 pm
    • Wednesday morning 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Registration is open until January 25, 2017.

Refund Policy for Sign Language Classes

  • 100% before the first class
  • 90% before the second class
  • 50% before the third class
  • After the third classno refund
Event Date: 
January 30, 2017 (All day) to April 7, 2017 (All day)
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