Learn how to sign with American Sign Language (ASL), the predominant language used in North America by half a million Deaf and hard of hearing people, and many members of the Deaf community. ASL is a complete visual language with unique grammar and sentence structures, and is made up of handshapes, facial expressions, head and physical movements, and postures.
From American Sign Language Beginner 1, you’ll find yourself in an immersive signing-only environment with no spoken English. Our Deaf and DeafBlind instructors use ASL, gestures, facial expressions, slides, and occasional written English to help you learn ASL.
As you progress through course levels, you’re introduced to the richness of Deaf cultures. Learn about the lived experiences and perspectives of Deaf and hard of hearing people, and find out how to communicate respectfully, appropriately and comfortably. In doing so, you’ll create connections, bridge cultures and discover paths to inclusivity in your community.
If you have previous experience in ASL, please contact us to discuss which level would be best suited to you.