Communication With Deaf Culture And The Budding Popularity Of Learning American Sign Language

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Every person has a place they enjoy: a classroom, at home, or a club where they love to spend their time. People do not use these places for social interaction only, but that it gives them a true sense of joy and love being there. My place is the ASL classroom in Founders Hall, at the University of North Florida (UNF). The class is not only one of my favorites, but it has truly shaped the culture of my life. The class focuses on Deaf culture and the budding popularity of learning American Sign Language (ASL) as the main form of communication with deaf people. When hearing people as a whole learn to interact with not only Deaf culture, but deaf people in ways other than note passing and overly expressed speaking, hoping that the deaf individual will lip read, then we will truly be a united set of cultures. The class itself is a prime example of how a perfect class, no matter what year, or grade the students are should run, even though the students are all different and may not be the same skill level, they all can still work together in harmony. The ASL III class, which meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-7:15 is in the Founders Hall of UNF, on the second level, in room 2212. The classroom, in general, is quaint. The class size limit is fifteen students so there is enough room for the desks to be in a ‘U’ shape, this is so everyone can see what every student is signing. Students need to be able to see each other because it is a silent classroom. Silent classroom…

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