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Default BILS classes: English Mastery for the Deaf

BILS’ Classes for Deaf Individuals to Improve Mastery of English

Bronx Independent Living Service (BILS) is pleased to offer literacy classes for the deaf community in partnership with Highbridge Community Life, through a grant from the Literary Zone. Classes started on October 17, 2011. Enrollment will take place quarterly. There will be both basic literacy classes as well as GED classes. The goal of these courses is to assist deaf individuals in improving their mastery of English and passing the GED test.

“American Sign Language (ASL) is the basis language of most deaf individuals not English. ASL grammar is completely unrelated to that of English, says Stephanie Ortiz, BILS Deaf Literacy Zone Coordinator. “Deaf Individuals need an understanding of both languages.”

People interested in learning more should contact MS. Ortiz, 718-515-2800 Ext 114 video phone number: 888-741-5206.

Brett L. Eisenberg

Executive Director

Bronx Independent Living Services

4419 Third Avenue Suite 2C

Bronx, NY 10457

Telephone: 718-515-2800 ext. 116
Fax: 718 515 2844
Video Phone: 866-426-8059
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