Converse University is located less than five miles from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, the only residential school for the Deaf in the state. ASL students have many opportunities to visit the campus and attend athletic and cultural events. Additionally, there is a large vibrant Deaf Community in the Spartanburg area that provides additional opportunities at restaurants and community events to socialize and practice ASL skills with Deaf individuals.
ASL classes after the first introductory level are taught by Deaf individuals or by children of Deaf adults. Our professors provide students with rich first-hand experiences of the language and the community.