SJI offers a sign language program for both the deaf and hearing populations. Students, professionals, and other interested parties can gain conversational skills in ASL. The program prepares students for entry into the Interpreter Training Program at SJI or elsewhere.
Discussions of Deaf Culture are a part of each course. Each course lasts 14 weeks and consists of 84 instructional hours.
Our program prepares students for a professional career in interpreting for the Deaf. Upon completion of ASL 4 you may apply for the ITP program. Candidates must demonstrate a superior command of ASL. All students must pass the ITP screening given by SJI.
The ITP program is 2 years in duration and upon graduation you must submit 100 log hours. The log hours consist of observing interpreters, participating in team interpreting and interpreting with a mentors supervision. The log hours are in addition to course study.
There are many different courses included in the program which cover topics such as:
Each student will receive hands-on training in many different types of settings including:
For more information contact our office at718-984-8200 for a program brochure that lists all classes, explanation of costs and details on how to apply.
Classes meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm until 9:30pm.
ASL 1- Introductory course for students with little or no previous knowledge of ASL.
ASL 2- Continuation of ASL1 emphasizing vocabulary development and fluency in the language structure.
ASL 3- Stylistic variations and introduction to various registers available in the language. Advanced work in Deaf Culture and literature.
ASL 4- Preparation for professionals and teachers planning to work with the Deaf Community.
Classes meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm until 9:30pm.
(Summer hours are 6:00pm until 10:00pm)
Classes meet at:
Staten Island, NY:
Our Lady Star of the Sea School5411 Amboy Road
(corner of Huguenot Avenue).
Scheduled payment plan available upon request.
Call 718-984-8200 or email@example.com for more information, tuition details or to register.
The Seymour Joseph Institute of American Sign Language, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.
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