Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation partners with local businesses and organizations to offer introductory American Sign Language classes. We developed our program in January 2012 and to date, over 1000 people have successfully completed our classes. The classes have a positive impact for everyone involved: the attendees acquire an introduction to sign language; the businesses have the opportunity to promote their company to new customers, and highlight their goodwill to the local community; and MSD Foundation helps to spread awareness of the Maryland School for the Deaf and Deaf culture that is prevalent in the Frederick area.
Our ASL classes are designed for beginner level, adult learners and they are always free to participants. They are generally offered in the Frederick County area and comprise five one-hour weekly sessions.
We are always keen to hear from businesses in the Frederick County area willing to host our classes. The business host has the option to offer the classes to its customers, the general public, its own staff or a combination of all of these. The attached brochure provides further information about our ASL Community Classes Program.
Classes are free to participants!
Our next ASL class will commence Monday October 7 2019 6.30-7.30pm at Shockley Honda, Frederick. Follow the link below to register for the class:
We will also host a class at the C. Burr Artz Library in Frederick commencing October 15 2019, 6-7pm. To register for the class contact MSD Foundation Program Coordinator, Sarah-Jane Flook at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-712-8921 for assistance.
MSD Foundation ASL Community Classes hosts 2019:
- Shockley Honda
- Rockwell Brewery
- Frederick Department of Social Services
- Frederick County Public Libraries