Applications for ASL are available HERE or in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, 104 Ruter Hall.
In Fall 2023, American Sign Language, Level I (WLC 100) will be offered.
Please read the information below before deciding whether to apply to take ASL.
Allegheny’s ASL courses are not regular classroom courses.
- They are language courses offered under a guided self-instruction format that involves the extensive use of recorded media.
What Are The Criteria For Success In This Type Of Study?
- Very high motivation — a burning desire to learn the language.
- Self-discipline and good study habits: be able to spend at least two hours per day (12-15 hours per week) in concentrated study.
- A high threshold of boredom: the ability to stick to mechanical, repetitive drill and memorization for extended periods.
- An academic average of B (3.0) or better.
- Evidence of language-learning aptitude (usually shown by successful study of other languages, or high score on the Modern Language Aptitude Test).
What Is Required To Participate In The Program?
- Submit an application and obtain permission to enroll from the instructor.
- Attend an orientation session.
For more information, please contact Professor Jill Lewis.