- ASL Courses – American Sign Language (ASL) courses of every level are offered across the province at the request of schools, families, community groups and workplaces. Courses are 35 – 40 hours in length. Courses are offered in-person or by teleconference.
- SMD ASL Immersion – This is a one week program held in the summer every year in Winnipeg. Classes run Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For parents and families attending the Immersion classes, there is a Fun & Sign recreation program for children 5 to 12 years of age.
The 2018 ASL Summer Immersion Program will run from July 9th to the 13th at the Manitoba School for the Deaf at 242 Stradford Avenue, Winnipeg. For more information on ASL Immersion and the Fun & Sign programs, please contact SMD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services - TTY 204 975 3083 or e-mail Claudine Bach at email@example.com.
You may complete the registration form on-line by clicking the link below:
THE ASL IMMERSION 2018 REGISTRATION FORM
For more information download the FAQ About the ASL Immersion (opens a PDF)
Questions and Answers
I would like to take an ASL course to help me communicate with my Deaf child / relative but I can’t afford to pay for the course. Is there any financial assistance available?
The provincial government offers a subsidy to help parents and other family members pay the registration fees for ASL courses. The subsidy is offered to families whose Deaf or hard of hearing children are 17 years of age and under. The subsidy is also available to families who have hearing children who need ASL to communicate.
I don’t live in Winnipeg. Are there ASL courses in other locations in Manitoba?
Special and regular ASL courses are set up throughout the province based on demand. A school or group may wish to sponsor a course or they may request the assistance of SMD’s offices throughout the province. Instructors travel to various communities from time to time.
If you would like information about these courses or setting one up in your home community area, please contact Rita Bomak – TTY 204 975 3083 or e-mail rbomak.smd.mb.ca or Canada VRS 1-431-800-4381
- ASL Teaching Services - These courses are held at Deaf Centre Manitoba (DCM). Their website www.aslts.ca provides information on their course costs, dates and times. Telephone or text: 204-998-7556 (to leave a voice message or text message). You may also contact ASL Teaching Serves by Fax: 204 475 7657 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.