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American Sign Language, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 4 days
    Duration
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Give your brain a boost by learning another language and break down communication barriers between you and millions of ASL users with this American Sign Language at International Open Academy.
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Overview

Did you know there are as many as 500,000 native ASL speakers? And up to 2 million who have learnt ASL as a second or subsequent language? You can be the next!American sign language is a thriving language, separate from English, used throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and some other parts of the world. Learning ASL allows you to communicate with any of these people, in any situation.There are many social, cultural and professional reasons to learn sign language, including:

  • becoming part of the ASL community. You’ll be able to reach out and connect with people who are deaf and hard of hearing either socially or professionally
  • communicating with a new friend at school, relative or neighbor who is deaf
  • learning about deaf culture and community
  • expressing yourself through body language and not just words
  • learning a language is great exercise for the brain
  • interpreting the signals between coaches and players at major sports’ events (see how they use sign rather than shouting?)
Whether you're seeking self-improvement and personal growth, work with the deaf community, or have friends or family members who are either deaf or are losing their hearing, learning American Sign Language, or ASL, can be immensely valuable to you. In addition to improving your skillset and learning a new language, you will learn how to use your body language and facial expressions to communicate, which can benefit you in every walk of life, including vocal communication.Learning sign language is a great way to give back to your community by allowing you to communicate with deaf members of your neighborhood. It also allows you to facilitate communication in multiple fields, and can be highly beneficial for teachers, persons working in customer service and sales, and for those working with children in any capacity.More than 5% of the world population has hearing loss, including 11 million in the USA, according to the World Health Organization. Therefore, anyone who deals with the public - from shop assistants to social workers - will benefit from knowing ASL.You can begin now by following the demonstrations and videos in our ASL online course.

Accreditation

Accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards and CPD Certification Service. All courses, services and procedures meet the highest standards for online education. Courses which are CPD/CE approved count towards continuous professional development to help you progress in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 days
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      30 to 160 hours to complete, depending on the course.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

All IOA courses are created by an international team of professional online educators with years of experience across a variety of industries. You can benefit from a wealth of hands-on knowledge and get the inside track on working within the industries that interest you most.Our courses are created just for you. All study is completed online. You can learn anywhere, anytime, anyplace. Get comfortable and let us guide you on your way to becoming a professional in your chosen industry.The courses are structured into clearly defined topics, containing detailed written lessons, graphical representations as well as a wealth of instructional videos.Transform your career today with our accredited online courses.

Audience

Teaching 450,000 + 11,000 new students every month, from over 139 countries. As all study is completed online, you can learn anywhere, anytime that suits you.

Lecturers

International Open Academy’s courses are created by an international team of professional online educators with years of experience across a variety of industries. Our team have lived it, experimented with it and forged new standards. You can benefit from a wealth of hands-on knowledge and get the inside track on working within the industries that interest you most.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for everyone with an interest in online learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us nor do you need to pass an entrance exam. Our courses are suitable if you already work in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and further enhance your resume. Check out the course details for more career options.

Technological Requirements

Internet Access and can be accessed from a PC, laptop/tablet or mobile device. We also offer assistance from our friendly team by email, phone and our 24/7 Help Centre.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    79 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
  • National

    79 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
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