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Rock County Basic Sign Language for Beginners

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Learn some basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and ways to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  This class is for beginners, though people with previous experience are welcome to join.  This class is designed for adult learners.

Date: Tuesdays; March 12 through April 30, 2019; 6 - 8 p.m.

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 03/07/19 at 10 p.m. We cannot accept walk up registrations at event check-in, event is sold out.

Participant Cost: $99

Fees Include

Fee includes instruction and textbook.


Early cancellations will receive a full refund minus $10 cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the camp. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name and event title.  Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

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Check-in will take place in at the Rock County Camps, Hyatt Smith, Room 27 at 5:50 p.m.  

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifiactions from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Driving Directions

Directions to Rock County campus can be found online by clicking here.  Address is 2909 Kellogg Ave Janesville WI, 53546.


Free parking is available in campus lots except in areas reserved for faculty and staff as well as on the streets near the campus. Parking on campus is regulated by the Rock County Sheriff’s Department.

Participants will be introduced to:

  • Signing the alphabet and numbers
  • Common conversational phrases and greetings
  • Describing rooms and how to find things
  • Calendar, days of the week, and holidays
  • Asking questions, using facial expressions
  • Deaf culture and culturally appropriate descriptions


If you have questions about the classes please contact Kari Borne at bornek@uww.edu or by calling (262) 472-1003.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.