Faith Baptist Church of Corona NY

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Bible Institute | Current Courses

SIGN LANGUAGE For CHURCH MINISTRY

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This ASL course is designed for those who would like to learn ASL in order to use it for ministry. The goal is to create an accessible venue for those who would like to communicate better with the deaf community in order to forge meaningful relationships, spread the Gospel and encourage disciples of Jesus Christ. Hopefully this course will encourage the participant to minister with the deaf community at church as well. This course is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the following schedule.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Week 1: INTRODUCTION CLASS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Week 2

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Week 3

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Week 4

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - NO CLASS

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Week 5

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Week 6

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - Week 7

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - NO CLASS

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - Week 8

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Week 9

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Week 10

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - Week 11

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Week 12: LAST CLASS

Friday, May 5, 2017 - Deaf/ Hearing Social


Textbook Suggestions: 

  • American Sign Language Dictionary by Martin L.A. Sterberg 

  • The Joy of Signing 2nd Edition by Lottie L. Riekehof 

  • Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin 

  • Religious Signing by Elain Costello, PhD 

  • Signing Naturally (DVD edition) by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz and Ken Mikos


Class Structure and Assignments

During each class we will learn new vocabulary and will have an opportunity to practice words, spelling and conversations. We will sometimes see a video clip in sign and will try to understand what is going on as much as possible. Every class after the first class will have a type of review. Breath, relax and have fun! ASL is a beautiful, expressive language and the deaf is an under-reached group of people here in NYC and in the world.


Outings and Special Events

Please stay posted about any special events for the deaf that are happening this semester and try to get involved as much as possible.

  • Instructor: Miss Chantal Nelson
  • Textbook purchase required: No