FISD Offering New Online Class: Discover Sign Language

FISD Community Education has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses whenever and wherever you wish to learn. Community Ed partners with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Discover Sign Language.”

Participants in this course will learn how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with those who are hearing impaired. Beginning with signs for numbers and the sign alphabet for spelling proper names, students will progress to phrases and sentences by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions. By the end of the class students should be able to carry on a simple conversation.

This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, students will be immersed in silence so each will gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instructors, and interaction with fellow students, participants in this and any of our 300 other courses offered online will gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. Students have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To learn more, call FISD Community Education at 281-482-6000 or visit our catalogue of online courses at