Register now for fun, interactive American Sign Language course at MTSU

MTSU’s Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) invites the public to register now for an upcoming introductory course to American Sign Language.

CALA, the language training partner of the University Honors College, will help ASL course participants learn sign language “naturally through games and other fun hands-on activities dealing with greetings, numbers, colors, body parts, the alphabet and elements of basic, everyday conversation.”

American Sign Language (ASL) Part 1 will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for seven weeks, beginning Aug. 28 and running through Oct. 9, in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Honors Building.

Cost is $145 for the general public, $130 for MTSU faculty/staff/alumni, and $110 for MTSU and high school students. To register, go to

CALA’s sign language course has drawn considerable interest since being offered beginning last fall. Organizers say the course utilizes CALA’s teaching method of Total Physical Response, which is an instruction process that engages students in storytelling to help them absorb the language. The instructor and students interact with the new vocabulary through hands-on activities.

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