If you or someone you know is Deaf of Hard-of-Hearing and would like to practice English reading and writing in a bilingual ASL/ESL classroom environment: there is a new community education class just for you at CCAC! The class is called English as a Second Language (ESL) for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, and it begins in Fall 2017. It is an affordable non-credit community education course that meets at Allegheny Campus, in the heart of Pittsburgh.
The goal of the class is to provide students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing a supportive learning space to practice and develop their written English and reading comprehension skills for improved workplace communication, or in preparation for college studies. The class is unique because it is bilingual, so students can develop their communication skills in both written English and American Sign Language. The class environment is conducive to visual learning. Adult learners (18+) who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, including but not limited to immigrants and individuals who use a cochlear implant, are welcome to attend.
Please take a moment to view our informational video (in ASL with English subtitles and voiceover) to learn more!