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Course Series in
American Sign Language (ASL)

American Sign Language (ASL), invented in the early 19th century, employs a range of movements in the hands, face, and body. It is the most commonly used sign language for deaf communities in Canada and the United States, as well as for dialects in many other countries. In the introductory courses, students learn 500 signs and communication skills in each course. In intermediate courses, students expand their vocabulary and communicate with more than one person.

For more information, contact Dr. Kinga Zawada, Chair of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, at kzawada@ryerson.ca.

Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Required Courses (select two)

CASL 101   American Sign Language:  Introductory American Sign Language I
CASL 201   American Sign Language:  Introductory American Sign Language II
CASL 301   American Sign Language:  Intermediate American Sign Language I
CASL 401   American Sign Language:  Intermediate American Sign Language II


Once you have successfully completed the courses, email The Chang School at ce@ryerson.ca with your name, student number, and the course series you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.