American Sign Language (ASL)
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Advice to people wanting to teach American Sign Language at a local
"Career Advice for ASL
If it were me and I were a
young instructor just starting out and I wanted to secure a teaching
position at a college, this is what I would do:
I would make a list of EVERY college in a 60 minute driving radius of my
I would then find out which department in each of those colleges either
offers or might potentially develop an American Sign Language course at some
point in the future.
I would then find out the contact information for the Chair and Dean of each
of those departments.
I would then send to each Chair and Dean of each of those departments an
email indicating my qualifications and availability as either and adjunct
instructor or as a substitute instructor.
I would also follow up with a hard copy letter to each of the Chairs stating
my qualifications and availability.
Then twice a year, about 3 months prior to each semester I would again send
a very similar email to each of the Chairs reminding them of my availability
to substitute at the last minute and/or to serve as an adjunct instructor
for ANY ASL or Deaf Studies related course they might offer.
Eventually one of those Chairs is going to need a substitute instructor or
is going to need an adjunct instructor. They are going to email you out of
the blue and ask if you can teach a course.
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