Learn the Basics
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Learn the basic principles of American Sign Langauge
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Introductory-level courses with ASL basics you can build on. Upgrade to more hours anytime!
You can upgrade your Foundational Course to any higher course at any time. In the Master ASL course, you'll get a more in-depth understanding of Deaf culture and ASL grammar and structure. You can also add Specializations to your learning for concentrated learning in high-demand areas.
What is ASL?American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language used by individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and their hearing friends and family. With signing, linguistic information is processed through the eyes, rather than the ears. The shape, placement, and movement of the hands, as well as facial expressions and body movements, all play important parts in conveying information. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own unique rules of grammar and syntax. Like all languages, ASL is a living language that grows and changes over time. American Sign Language was established as an official language in 1960.
How do I access my classes?All Session Links for courses and classes will be available in your member's area after signup. Follow these steps to find your class link (you must be a site member to access this area): > Click the drop-down arrow next to your Profile picture in the top right corner of the website > Navigate to and click 'My Classes' in the drop-down menu > Next, click the drop-down arrow for the class you are enrolled > Click on 'Open Meeting Link' when it's time for your class to start!
Can I book an in-person class?There are usually several local and in-person group classes available throughout the year, however availability may be limited at this time. Check for local classes here. If you would like to engage our instructors in private, in-person lessons, please contact us.
Are there any Deaf events that I can attend?Yes! A simple google search on Deaf events should yield several results on Deaf events in your area or online. Some of these sites might also be helpful in finding an event near you: Deaf Mall Deaf Coffee International Deaf Sites
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