Sign Language Class Dates & Times

Meet the Instructor

CarolAR1Hello! My name is Carol Robbins, and I will be your sign language instructor at the Center for Sight & Hearing! I have worked at the Center for 25 years as the Support Specialist, and have taught over 800 students how to use sign language. I have been deaf for most of my life due to complications with spinal meningitis when I was only 16 months old. However, being deaf does not mean I cannot teach. I am very good at lip reading, and have been using sign language since I was 23 years old. I teach with a sense of humor, and take time to make sure you understand the various signs. I look forward to meeting you!
Class Details
Level 1 class sessions are 8 weeks in length and meet every Monday at the Center. These classes will introduce you to learning the alphabet, fingerspelling, and basic sign vocabulary which includes colors, family signs, foods, and weather. 

Level 2 class sessions are available, but at the recommendation of the instructor. These classes focus on additional sign vocabulary and intruduces you to various sign language systems and communication methods. 

Level 3 class sessions are available, but at the recommendation of the instructor. These classes focus on words that are the same, but used differently in conversation.

The available dates are:

Fall Session 2

October 9 to November 27

Eight Week course meeting every Monday

Level 1 Times
1:00-2:30pm OR 5:00-6:30pm

Level 2 Times
2:30-4:00pm OR 6:30-8:00pm

Level 3* (Meets Thursday nights October 12-December 7)
Class does not meet on Thanksgiving Day

Sign up for Fall Session 2 on Eventbrite

The class fee is $70.00 and is payable by check made out to "Center for Sight & Hearing", cash, or card, on the first day of class. Online payment is available through Eventbrite.

There is also a textbook available for purchase to supplement your learning, but it is not mandatory. You may purchase the textbook from Carol on the first day of class.

To reserve your spot in Carol's classes, please call 815-332-6800 or visit us at our main office.