ASL Practice Place

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Program Type:

Bilingual, Social, Workshop

Age Group:

Teen, Adult

Program Description

Event Details


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 April 2024 (Practice ahead or just show up to discuss the following)

April Topic: Exercise/Fitness

1. What is a fun or unusual type of exercise you have done?
2. Do you currently have an exercise routine?
3. Did your exercise routine change during COVID?
4. What is a fitness class you enjoyed as a child? Why?
5. What is a fitness class you’ve enjoyed as an adult, Why?
6. Do you prefer  to exercise alone, with friends, in a class?
7. Do you prefer to exercise at home, outdoors, in a fitness center?
8. Have you ever followed an exercise guru or fad?
9. What is your favorite piece of exercise equipment you have worked on/ wanted to work on?
10. Do you have any present or future exercise goals?