20 Nov '11, 6am

Another Argument For Learning Sign Language | Care2 Causes

Another Argument For Learning Sign Language | Care2 Causes

More and more, students can take American Sign Language for foreign language credit at colleges and universities in the US. At the University of Oregon, no less than 29 members of the football team, the Ducks , have been taking the classes and not because they are, as the stereotype goes, in search of “gut” classes that they don’t have to show up for. By the students’ own account, ASL is a demanding class that requires that your constant attention. Even more, it’s a class that gives students a chance to use abilities that they would not be able to use in other classes, including more traditional options for foreign languages classes such as Spanish. Says Dewitt Stuckey, a senior linebacker and second-year sign language student: “A lot of people stereotype us and think we’re just sitting around and not doing anything. But in this class you have to pay attention. If not, you...

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