Silent Social Hour teaches participants the basics of sign language, deaf culture
ROCKLAND — Silent (American Sign Language) Social Hour, which takes place weekly at the Rockland Public Library, hosted and facilitated by Jesse Ellis, has changed its meeting day and time to Thursday evenings at 6:45.
During Silent Social Hour, attendees learn the basics of American Sign Language, but the social hour is not set up like a traditional class. The social hour is a voice-off environment; finger spelling is taught and encouraged. Participants learn by doing, and grow by learning. Each week participants learn basics for conversational sign and build their language skills through conversing with others and asking questions about vocabulary and grammar. They also learn about deaf culture.
Jesse Ellis is fluent in sign language, she was an ASL tutor for over two years as an undergraduate, and she received her Masters Degree from Gallaudet University, a college for the deaf.
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (207) 594-0310.