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Perhaps you have a desire to learn to communicate effectively in Spanish, Italian, or ASL. Maybe you would like to brush up on English grammar, or you’re an English-as-a-second language student seeking to improve your English skills. Conversely, you may be interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages. For all of these situations, the University of Georgia offers online or classroom courses to enhance your language skills.

American Sign Language Courses at UGA

Learning ASL can open doors to new employment opportunities, or help you communicate effectively with family and friends who are deaf or hearing-impaired. 

This course was created specifically to help students taking basic American Sign Language courses master fingerspelling through repetitive learning methods.

This course will focus on some of the sign vocabulary and phrases that may be commonly used in a classroom.

This introductory course prepares medical personnel and others who know basic sign language to assist deaf or hearing-impaired patients in preliminary interactions related to emergencies, admissions and procedure preparations.

Grammar Courses

(online, instructor-led)
This course establishes a foundation for continuous learning. Topics include a review of all tenses, the use of modals, the adjective clause, the noun clause, the adverb clause, phrases, count and non-count nouns and some English terms.

(online, instructor-led)
This course helps you build on your grammatical strengths. Explore the basics of English grammar, such as sentence structure and punctuation. Then you'll progress to more sophisticated concepts, like logic and clarity.

Italian Courses

(online, instructor-led)
Learning Italian is fun and surprisingly easy. You will hear and practice Italian online as you apply the language in a wide variety of educational and travel settings.

Spanish Courses

(online, instructor-led)
With six tips for "gluing" Spanish words together to form sentences, you'll quickly be able to converse in basic Spanish in a variety of situations.

(online, instructor-led)
Become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations. See new words, hear them pronounced properly, practice your pronunciation, and use them in conversations.

(online, instructor-led)
Guided practice will include lots of new vocabulary, pronunciation, and speed drills, as well as in-depth study of Spanish parts of speech.

(online, instructor-led)
Even if you have never taken a Spanish class, in this course you'll learn the essential Spanish for teachers and bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking students and parents.

Teaching English

By earning a comprehensive multi-course TESOL certificate, you'll be prepared to teach English to speakers of other languages in non-public school settings.