UBC to offer sign language course

September 15, 2020
The University of British Columbia will be offering an accredited American Sign Language (ASL) course to its students this fall. CBC states that the course is the first accredited class of its kind. The course will be led by Nigel Howard, an ASL interpreter known locally for his role in British Columbia’s COVID-19 updates. In addition to learning the language, students will also learn about ASL’s connection to Deaf culture. While ASL is often perceived as simply a tool for those who cannot hear, Howard explained that ASL “is a language in its own right. This fall, it will be taught as any other language is.”   CBC  (BC)