2019-2020 Educational Interpreter Training Series

The Secret to Harmonizing ASL Classifiers

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Session Dates

Saturday April 04, 2020 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM


Let’s brush up our visual imagery skills with classifiers. ASL classifiers show action and ideas. During this workshop, participants will see demonstrations of adjectives, descriptions, object functions, personification, and more. In ASL, visual imagery is worth a thousand words. This workshop will offer hands-on practice in using classifier handshapes with creativity and precision. Move away from thinking in English and let ASL handshapes tell the story.


  • Perform stories using ASL Classifiers
  • Critique the use of ASL Classifiers to convey information
  • Practice ASL classifiers for use in interpretation

Target Audience

  • Educational Sign Language Interpreters and Interveners who provide interpreting services in Pennsylvania K-12 classrooms.
  • Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who have at least intermediate American Sign Language Skills.

Topics Covered: Educational Interpreters

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Trix Bruce

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer