ASL classes are offered at a variety of levels year-round in Barrie, Ontario. Courses in other areas including Orillia, Midland and Bracebridge are offered upon interest. All of our instructors are Deaf, professionally trained fluent users of ASL, and provide you with an interactive opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture of the Deaf community. There is no spoken language used regularly in class.
Deaf Access uses the Signing Naturally series developed by Deaf native ASL users at Vista Community College in Berkeley, California over 30 years ago. The functional notional approach is based on the language’s communicative use and focuses on natural and interpersonal communication needs.
Students with prior learning that wish to gain entry into advanced courses are required to show record of completed courses or take a placement test (fee applies).