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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education


Beginner American Sign Language


with Samantha Greenwood

Calendar Oct 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This interactive program will enable you to learn basic ASL vocabulary, facial expressions, the deaf culture and issues affecting the deaf. There will be interactive games and communication practices to enhance the learning process. Learn how to use everyday conversational skills effectively as you become more confident in the use of sign language. No class 11/22.

Required: Signing Illustrated Expanded by Mickey Flodin ISBN-13: 978-0399530418 or ISBN-10: 039953041X (approx. $15, Amazon).

Samantha Greenwood, born hard of hearing, received a Cochlear Implant at seven. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf and received her Human Services degree from CMCC in 2017. She works at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as an Educational Technician III.

Introduction to the German Language


with Gregory M Downs

Calendar Oct 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs, the fundamentals of grammar, common questions and phrases that are helpful to know when traveling to a German-speaking country. Prepare to read newspaper articles, short stories, poetry, signs and road maps! A strong foundation can make guided instruction or self-study of German more successful. No class 11/22.

Required: Easy German Step-by-Step by Ed Swick, ISBN 978-0071840477 (approx. $14 on Amazon).

Gregory Downs, holding a BA in French, minored in German at USM. With a strong passion for foreign language acquisition and linguistics, Gregory loves to share the knowledge he has gained.

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