- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
Class size is limited for language courses in order to promote each student’s participation and interaction with the instructors, as well as other students in a visually accessible environment. The use of the target language is essential in class, and, as such, classes are taught only using ASL. Aspects of Deaf culture are deeply incorporated, and all courses require students to explore and experience ASL with the Deaf community directly by attending ASL immersion events within the community. A visually accessible medium is incorporated whenever possible. Online resources and multimedia tools are heavily utilized to accommodate diverse learning styles, and to promote deep engagement and participation.
About Our Facilities
The Department of Linguistics is housed in Baldy Hall and has several dedicated classrooms and meeting spaces. The department also holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus.
About Our Faculty
The faculty of the Linguistics department includes internationally known and respected scholars, with diverse backgrounds and interests. The ASL courses are taught by a full-time faculty member and supported by additional instructors. All instructors are Deaf, and the class is taught with a philosophy of full immersion, exclusively in ASL.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Department of Linguistics website for more information about our faculty.