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Program Type: Bilingual, Meeting, Social, Workshop

Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with with American Sign Language instructor, Kandy Bergquist, will co-host ASL Practice Place every third Thursday of the month on Zoom!

Bergquist has been studying ASL 30 years. She worked as an interpreter in school systems including special needs children, in programs for special needs adults, and privately with adults. Additionally, she worked with the deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) as an interpreter, classroom aid, and Speech Pathologist. Bergquist received specialized training in graduate school for working with the D/HH population and currently teaches ASL and Signed English at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Program is for those who wish to practice their ASL conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign in ASL as a group for one hour in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class, but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let’s sign!

                This program is FREE and open to anyone who wishes to sharpen their ASL conversational skills. Register for this virtual program @


December Discussion Topic: Classes (Education)

Prepare to answer the following questions in ASL!

1. What is a favorite or most memorable class you have taken?2. What class has been the most useful to you?3. Have you ever taught a class? If so, what kind?4. If you could take any class for free, what would it be?5. Have you taken Community Education classes? What kind?6. Do you have a favorite teacher? Why, And What did they teach?7. Do you plan on taking any classes in the future? If so, What kind?8. Have you taken classes in any unusual places? Where?9. What is your favorite subject to study?10. What places have you taken classes? (City, country,college, private lessons, vocational school…?)