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How To Learn Sign Language

New sign language class


WE ARE STILL SEEING BRIGHT LIGHTS AND CREWS ARE OUT THERE THIS MORNING. THE GREENVILLE PARKS DEPARTMENT IS PARTNERING WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS TO OFFER NEW SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES. IT IS IN PART BECAUSE OF A GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON IT TO COMMUNICATE AND THEY WANT IT TO BE TAUGHT AT AN EARLY AGE. CHRISTINE SCARPELLI AS LIVE IN GREENVILLE. Reporter: GOOD MORNING. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN OVER HERE, IS BEAUTIFUL EVEN AT NIGHT. WE APPRECIATED BECAUSE OF THE CLASSES WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. A WHOLE PART OF THE COMMUNITY. IT COMMUNICATES WITH SIDE LAKE WHICH. WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE THEN WE EVER KNEW IN THE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP. THESE TWO SMILING FACES. YOU NEED TO HEAR MORE FROM THAT BECAUSE THEY WILL TELL US ALL ABOUT IT. HAVE JANET FROM GREENVILLE CITY PARK CENTER ROCK THANK YOU FOR OPENING UP THIS EARLY. FIRST, BURRELL TELL ME ABOUT THE CLASSES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. WE OFFER AN ASSAULT CLASSES. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ASL 1 AND 2. AS YOU SAID, WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERING WITH THE CITY. IT HAS BEEN GREAT AT THE DAVID HOWLAND CENTER. OUR WEBSITE IS GREENVILLE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE.COM. PEOPLE CAN GO THERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR NEXT CLASSES, WHICH WILL BE STARTING IN MARCH. Reporter: YOU WILL HAVE TO BECAUSE THESE CLASSES ARE PACKED. WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS? I HAVE NO IDEA. WE PUT THIS OUT THERE, BUT I BELIEVE IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A STRONG AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY IN THE UPSTATE AND PEOPLE REALIZING THIS IS A WAY TO LEARN TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE IN A NEW WAY. I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT. WE PUT UP A LITTLE TEASE. WE HAD A AT NOON A LOT OF HITS AND IT IS HERE. A PRETTY LOCATION TO HAVE. SPOT CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN. A LARGE COMMUNITY AND OTHER CENTERS TO OFFER ALL KINDS OF PROGRAMS FOR. AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE WITH SIGN LANGUAGE. FLOCK WE ARE GOING TO LEARN MORE A LOT TO TELL YOU. YOU SAW, LOOKS INTERESTING. ARE YOU AT ALL INTERESTED IN CHINA GOOD? I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME SIGNS. I THINK I KNOW HOW TO SIGN MY FIRST NAME, BUT I WANT TO SEE. WE NEED TO LEARN MORE, THIS MORNING. LIKE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN?

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