The Cypriot Sign Language courses aim at transmitting the CSL, the contact with it and its dissemination as a means of communication for the Deaf Community in Cyprus, through educational methods. Specifically, students will be asked to produce and comprehend the basic vocabulary as well as the basic forms of the CSL (CSL has its own syntactic and grammatic structure), through which they will be informed and introduced to the culture of deaf people in Cyprus.
Duration: October 2021 – March 2022
Days/ time: Monday & Thursday 19:00-21:00
Instructor: Panayiota Themistokleous
Room: Physical presence and/or Online, depending to the epidemiological picture.
Diagnostic Exam: Not required (First level Beginners I)
Cost of the diagnostic exam: €0
Starting date: 04/10/21
Fees: 800 euros, including the teaching material. There is a 10% discount for UCY students.
Bank account: here
Registration link: here
Important: The programme introduces the participants to fingerspelling and the use of facial expressions to articulate and comprehend the mechanisms for the formation of signs. They will be taught the basic handshapes of Sign Language and will gain a deep understanding of the lexical or grammatical meanings of the signs and of the ways of using the fingerspelling alphabet. Finally, the students will understand the critical communicative-functional and socio-cultural role of Sign Language.
The second part of the programme A1.2, will focus on studying more extensively the morphological, phonological and semantic features of signs and Sign Language. The participants will enhance their communicative skills in Sign Language and in comprehending complex signs.
Minimum number of participants 10 people, maximum 12.