PHARR – The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Special Education Department will be hosting six American Sign Language classes to get the PSJA community to learn more about the deaf community.

With help from South Texas College interpreting interns, the PSJA Special Education Department will be teaching basic signs used to communicate, with the goal of having attendees learn enough to hold entire conversations.

“Sign language is a beautiful language and a valuable tool used throughout our deaf community that has often gone unnoticed,” said Bianca Del Bosque, an auditory impairment teacher with the PSJA Special Education Department. “We'd love to give this opportunity to our PSJA community to learn sign language and bring awareness of the deaf community.”

The new PSJA Sign Club is free and will be available to all PSJA parents, teachers and students. The first class was Oct. 9 from 5:00-6:00 pm, with the next one this month being held, Tuesday, Oct. 23. In the month of November, the classes will be held the the 13th and 27th and the final two classes will be on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.

For more information, call (956) 279-9420.

WHAT: PSJA ISD Special Education Department to host free American Sign Language classes for the PSJA Community

WHEN: Oct. 23, Nov. 13 & Nov. 27, Dec. 4 & Dec. 11 from 5:00-6:00 pm

WHERE: The Bluebonnet Room (900 E Birch Ave., Alamo, TX 78516)