Where can I learn American Sign Language (ASL) in Kitchener-Waterloo?

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Renison Continuing Education offers non-credit American Sign Language courses so community members can build their skills, connections, and awareness of the Deaf community!

Open to anyone (18 years of age+ OR with parental consent) in the community, register today!



These courses are not available for UW degree credit.  Our courses are designed for adults.  Students must be a minimum age of 15 to register and participate in a Community and Professional Education Course. If a student is between the ages of 15 and 17, a parent or guardian is required to complete and submit a consent form.

Fall 2024 Course Offerings (ASL)

Certificate Policy for ASL

After the successful completion of the course (achieving a minimum grade of 60%), you will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.

Fees, & Cancellation, Withdrawal & Refund Policy (ASL)

Tuition Fees

Tuition (per course): $290.00 CAD

+ HST 

NOTE: beginning March 2023, Renison continuing education’s administrative fee will be incorporated into the total tuition price as listed above and will be charged to all registrants.

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy

  • The administrative fee of $15.00 CAD is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.  

  • If a course is cancelled, the tuition fee (inclusive of the administrative fee) will be refunded to students in full.   

  • Students cannot defer their payments. 

*The administrative fee applies to all students regardless of whether they have previously taken a Renison continuing education and/or Renison non-credit course previously.

  • Students may withdraw from a course up until 9am ET the Monday before the week classes begin for a full tuition refund, not inclusive of the $15.00 CAD non-refundable administrative fee. .  

  • Students may be refunded 80% of their tuition, not inclusive of the $15.00 CAD non-refundable administrative fee after the originally posted registration deadline (the Monday before the first week of classes), up until 9am ET the day before the second class. After this date, refunds will not be issued. 

  • NOTE: registration deadlines may be extended at the discretion of CE staff; the refund and cancelation policy applies to the originally posted registration deadline (9am ET the Monday before the week classes begin). 

Requests to withdraw should be sent in writing over e-mail to cape@uwaterloo.ca.

Registration deadline:  9am ET the Monday before the week classes begin  

– SPRING 2024 TERM = before Monday, May 6, 2024 9am ET 

80% refund deadline: 9am ET the day before the second class 

How to register & How to pay (ASL)

How to register

Registrations must be submitted through our student portal. Follow these steps to register for a continuing education course:

  1. Visit the Continuing Education Courses page in portal.
  2. Select ‘Details’ next to your course of interest.
  3. Select ‘Details’ next to the course session you want to register for (if there are no course sessions listed, dates have not yet been confirmed for upcoming classes; please check back later).
  4. Select ‘Add to Cart’; if you are not signed in to or signed up for an account, you will be prompted to do so now.
  5. Once in your shopping cart, select ‘Checkout’.

You will receive confirmation of your registration through e-mail to the e-mail address attached to your account. For questions about your course, please contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

If you run into issues with registration, signing in/up, or have questions about portal, please contact renison.sace@uwaterloo.ca.

How to pay

Upon checkout in our student portal (see How to register for further instructions), you will be prompted to pay via online credit card payment.

NOTE: alternative payment options may be available, please contact cape@uwaterloo.ca for more information.

Course Description (ASL)