From today's Dispatch--an article about ASL classes.
I took ASL in high school--as well as French--and let me tell you, it was one of the best things I ever did. When I began to lose my hearing, I used ASL to communicate in some situations, and my little sister took ASL in high school, too, so she can 'translate' for me, if the need arises.
It's a fun, rewarding language--and the way everyone's blaring iPods and yapping on cellphones, we might all need it, sooner or later!
(Even with the CI--there are times I can't use it, like when I go to the beach. So it's nice to have the ASL option.)