My Hands Your Heart, Inc. - Professional Interpreting With a Personal Touch
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CONGRATULATIONS
AND WELCOME BACK!!!
STUDENTS OF B-ASL I & II & III
 
 
NEXT Registration now open! 
Winter Classes START 2nd Week in Jan. 2014 

DUE TO HIGH DEMANDS, MHYH IS NOW INTERVIEWING FOR 
COMMUNITY B-ASL INSTRUCTORS for Winter/Spring Semesters

If you are interested please email your resume to: 

myhandsyourheart@yahoo.com

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DEAF CELEBRATION DAY SPECIAL!!!


 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE WINTER COMMUNITY

 SIGN-LANGUAGE CLASSES:

starting January 6, 2014


 
BASIC ASL I  (B-ASL 1)
BASIC ASL II (B-ASL 2)
BASIC ASL III (B-ASL 3)
BASIC ASL IV (B-ASL 4)
ADVANCED ASL V (A-ASL 5)


ITS FINALLY HERE!!!

SPECIAL REGISTRATION PRICE

TODAY ONLY! 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 

DEAF CELEBRATION DAY AT NORTHLAND MALL

ETYMOLOGY CLASS $150.00 
starting Friday OCTOBER 18 to 


 THIS CLASS IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST THOSE PREPARING FOR 
the BEI written exam!

Details, Schedule and Pricing below!
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  Classes are held at My Hands Your Heart, Inc.

 ***NEW LOCATION***

AmeriCenter
26677 W. 12 Mile Rd
SOUTHFIELD, MI 48034
Class Conference Room A, B or C

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 MHYH's American Sign Language (ASL) Instructors:

Mrs. Torrie Bell - Dept. Head, Instructor
Mrs. Torrie Bell - Dept. Head, Instructor
ASL 2-4 (B-ASL 2, 3, 4), Etymology Course
Ms.Sheila Bell, Instructor
Ms.Sheila Bell, Instructor
Intro to ASL (I-ASL)
Mrs. Deidri Hines, Instructor
Mrs. Deidri Hines, Instructor
B-ASL I
Ms. Tamara Wright, Instructor
Ms. Tamara Wright, Instructor
Instructor Basic ASL I (B-ASL I)
                                       

                                                                                                         


                         

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My Hands Your Heart, Inc.’s (MHYH) sign language studies/interpreter formation program has been developed for persons interested in learning American Sign Language with the option of progressing and advancing to an interpreter training program if so desired. More details to follow. If you meet the current criteria for certification, MHYH's 3-year program can assist you in preparing for the state certification (BEI) or the national certification. We have improved class content quality and instruction for you:

Classes range from 8 to 12 weeks and we are introducing MHYH's first Etymology Class to assist in preparing those desiring to take the written BEI Exam!


       ***   (Fall CLASSES 10-12 WEEKS)   ***
 
At successful completion of each course, you will receive a certificate and can move on to the next course. Should you feel that you are able to start at Basic II or higher you will be evaluated to determine placement. These classes are non-accredited. 
 
Classes meet once a week for 2 hours 
 

SPECIAL NOTE: 

ALL CLASSES MUST MEET MINIMUM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST 5 STUDENTS IN EACH CLASS.
 
MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS 12-15 STUDENTS PER 8-12 WEEKS CLASSES

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TEXT BOOKS USED IN B-ASL COURSES ARE:

                  Good resource book  
                   Signing Illustrated>>>



                                                          

                         
   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                       A Basic Course in ASL 


Webster's Pocket 
Dictionary - ASL

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PAYMENT OPTIONS:   

FULL PAYMENT DUE BY REGISTERING ON WEBSITE OR FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS  (Recommended)

 OR 
 
1ST PAYMENT       $55.00 1ST WEEK OF CLASS 
(NO EXCEPTIONS)          

                                             
*****REMAINING PAYMENTS MUST BE***** 
COMPLETED BY 7TH WEEK OF CLASS
 
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Etymology 101 - Class Conference Room A & B
Fall Course - 8 Weeks
(availability limited)

Students will learn the following:

  • prefixes, roots and suffixes
  • How to figure the meaning of unfamiliar words by recognizing their structure
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Reading comprehension (passages)
  • How to use the psychological principles of sharpening your verbal skills


Example:
Manufacture - manus  is hand; factory is a place where things are made; fact is something done.
Something made from materials by hand or machinery.

These classes are especially geared to helping those preparing to take the BEI written exam. Once you are familiar with breaking down a word and understand the prefix/roots and suffixes, it is much easier for you to choose the correct meaning of the word!

Registration Details to be announced shortly! You may call 888-747-6494.


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Fridays          6:00 -  9:00 PM              9-13-13         11-1-13

BEI UNITS BEING SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL:

Select:
 
ETY 101  (One Payment Only)     
         OR

Payment plan  (4 Payments of $50)
  
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:


Basic Course American Sign Language I (B-ASL I) 
Fall Course - 10 Weeks

ORIENTATION FOR B-ASL I - SECOND WEEK!
(Mandatory Attendance Required)

CONFERENCE ROOM B
 
Text(s): Signing Naturally I                   
 
Other resources may include:
Signing Illustrated and A Basic Course in Sign Language
 
In this class, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of American Sign Language (ASL) and components of Deaf Culture. Basic principles in this session will include finger-spelling, facial expression, body movement, pantomime, spatial awareness, sign composition, and grammatical structure. Utilizing the vocabulary and grammar of Lessons 1-5, the student will be introduced to the expressive skills of converting the English language into ASL and the receptive skills of converting ASL into English. Class meets once a week on one of the following days for 10 sessions:
 
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Wednesdays    10 AM - 12:00 PM   1-8-14             3-19-14

Thursdays             6:00 - 8:00 PM   1-9-14             3-20-14

 
Select B-ASL 1                                              COST: $150.00 

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REGISTER (One Payment Only) 


REGISTER (3 Payments of $55)
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Basic Course American Sign Language III (B-ASL 3) 
Fall Course - 10 Weeks

CONFERENCE ROOM B

Pre-requisites B-ASL 1 & II

Text(s): A Basic Course in American Sign Language and ABC Student Study Guide, Signing Naturally I & II.

Utilizing the texts and fundamental principles learned and retained B-ASL I, B-ASL II, the student will continue studies of the grammatical structure of American Sign Language (ASL). The session will introduce new language features (derived from Lessons 15‐22) in a written, manually expressive and visually receptive format. This session will complete the B-ASL I, B-ASL II, B-ASL III course texts. To progress the student must successfully complete a 3‐part examination comprised of a written evaluation of general knowledge, an evaluation of expressive ASL skills, and an evaluation of receptive ASL skills.
 
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Wednesdays   6:00-8:30 PM     1-8-14                    4-2-14
 

Select B-ASL IV                                            $160.00

REGISTER (One Payment Only)                
  

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Advanced Course in ASL IV (B-ASL 4)
Fall Course - 12 Weeks

CONFERENCE ROOM B                                      

Prerequisites: B-ASL I, II & III        
 
Text(s):  Signing Naturally 2, Signing Illustrated 

We will also use the following books for reference: Random House Sign-Language Pocket Dictionary 

This advanced course applies knowledge of ASL grammar and vocabulary to the description of attributing qualities to others, talking about daily routines, short stories, dialogues and more complex sentences. This includes manually expressive and visually receptive format fortifying the foundation built in B-ASL 1-3. To progress, students must complete a 3-part examination:(A) General Knowledge, (B) Expressive ASL (C) Receptive ASL. Students will be required to regularly interact with the Deaf community and complete a project demonstrating knowledge of signing and receptive skills.

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Mondays  6:00-8:30 PM       9-9-13            12-2-13


Select B-ASL IV                                        COST:   $160.00

REGISTER (One Payment Only)

REGISTER (3 Payments of $60)      
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REGISTER SO THAT YOUR NAME IS ON THE LIST. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE, BRING YOUR PAYMENT TO YOUR FIRST CLASS. 
NOTE: 
(Students who have NOT registered on the website are not guaranteed a spot in class unless you have been confirmed by email)
                                                                
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If you have any questions you may call: 888-747-6494 Ext. 301
 
      
DISCLAIMER:
According to present Michigan Law it is illegal for any individual to call themselves an interpreter or engage in the act of interpreting unless certified by the State of Michigan (BEI/QA) or by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. The only area of exception is in the religious setting. All students will be required to sign an acknowledgement that the above information has been given to them in writing and/or explained to them by the staff at My Hands Your Heart, Inc.
 
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