ASL Practice Place

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Bilingual, Meeting, Social, Workshop
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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 for 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 @

ASLPP Questions for February 2023 (Practice ahead or just show up to discuss the following)

Topic: Internet/Devices

1. How many different devices do you have? (cell phone, tablet, desktop, laptop…)
2. What are the two or three things you do most on your devices?
3. What are 2 of your favorite ASL websites or YouTube Sites?
4. Do you buy many things online? (Amazon, Walmart eBay…) If yes, what do you buy the most?
5. What is something new you learned to do by using the internet?
6. What games do you like to play on the internet?
7. Do you limit your screen time at all?
8. Do you use the internet to see the menu for restaurants you are going to go to?
9. Do you use the internet (Facebook) Marketplace service to buy things?
10. Have you used the internet to find work services? (plumber, electrician, handyman…)