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Q&A

EAIA Questions & Answers

June 2023

 

Q: Are classes in English or American Sign Language (ASL)?

A: All classes are offered in ASL. 90% of our teachers are Deaf, native ASL users. 5% are interpreters. And 5% are Hearing who are paired with ASL interpreters. 

 

Q: Can my hearing child attend classes?

A: Yes! We love Codas, Sodas, and other hearing allies of all ages however voicing is strongly discouraged for ASL immersion therefore students are expected to utilize the chat box for questions and communication with the instructors. 

 

Q: My child does not function on grade level. Can they still attend?

A: Yes! We love children of all functioning levels. Many of our students join classes at levels below their age group peers. 

 

Q: My child is language delayed. Does this affect their ability to attend?

A: No, not at all. We have many students who for one reason or another have experienced language deprivation or language delays or language gaps. These are usually due to late adoptions or similar situations. We welcome all! 

 

Q: Do you offer classes in SEE, SEE II, or Cued speech?

A: We do not offer these signing systems or Cued speech at this time. 

Q: My child is hard of hearing and does not sign. Can they attend?

A: Yes! Just like with hearing allies, we do accept students who do not sign but are welcome to use the chat feature and written communication. 

 

Q: How much do classes cost?

A: Regular classes cost $15 per live class per week. Tutoring varies by instructor. 

 

Q: How long do classes run?

A: Classes are currently limited to 16-week semesters (fall and spring). Fall semester will run August 21- December 15, 2023. One week is given off for Thanksgiving.

Spring 2024 will run January 15- May 10, 2024 with one week given off for Spring Break. 

 

Q: How long is the synchronous class time?

A: Almost all our synchronous class times are 50 minutes. However for the younger students we sometimes offer 30-45 minutes classes due to attention spans. 

 

Q: What style of teaching are the classes?

A: Each instructor has their own style of teaching. Overall the school mimics Montessori style, however, classes do have light homework assignments, and informal assessments. 

 

Q: Is there a certificate of completion at the end of the class?

A: A certificate of completion is not automatically given however can be requested. 

 

Q: Is Evermore ASL Immersion Academy accredited?

A: No. We are a supplemental online continued education academy. 

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