ASL Practice Place

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Bilingual, Social, Workshop

Age Group:

Teen, Adult
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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 over 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 March 2024 (Practice ahead or just show up to discuss the following)

March Topic: Spring

1.What do you look forward to about Spring?
2. What is your favorite Spring flower?
3. Do you do any kind of Spring cleaning?
4. What is the first Spring flower that blooms in your area?
5. Is there any place you like to travel to in Spring?
6. Do you have a special childhood memory about Spring?
7. Do you plant a vegetable or flower garden in Spring?
8. What activities do you do in Spring?
9. What signs do you see that show you Spring is coming?
10. Do you celebrate any special holidays or events in Spring?