American Sign Language
For the first time, the Department of Linguistics is offering an introductory course in American Sign Language, ASL, through the Summer School. Our instructor this year is Judith Labath, a longtime instructor of ASL at UNC Greensboro. We hope to expand our offerings in ASL in the coming years.
For over thirty years, Judith Labath has considered herself professionally as a sign language interpreter, yet she has spent many of those years teaching American Sign Language and Interpreting classes at six universities between Illinois, Alabama, and North Carolina. She is delighted to be teaching summer school at the University of North Carolina.
As an instructor, Judith's aim is to share her enthusiasm and interest in American Sign Language as well as her passion and respect for the Deaf community with my students. To assist our students to reach their potential as sign language users, we believe it is essential to teach in the target language.