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American Sign Language

American Sign Language Studies

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American Sign Language

Classes are conducted in alignment with the National  signingStandards of Foreign Language Learning’s Five “C”s, which are:

  • Communication,
  • Culture,
  • Connections,
  • Comparisons and
  • Communities.

Our face-to-face ASL classes are social and interactive in nature and you learn ASL from a Native Signing Deaf Adult, in a classroom using ASL as the primary language of instruction. 

Our online ASL classes teach 

  • the history and culture of the American Deaf Community,
  • the linguistics of ASL,

and explore various careers outside of ASL-English Interpretation

  • working with Deaf and hard of hearing people and
  • using American Sign Language.

Each ASL class requires

  • observation and, later as you become more fluent in ASL,
  • interaction with the local Deaf community and native signing Deaf adults.

While, at first, many ASL students are nervous about attending these events or meeting Deaf folks, but then after having broken the ice, most students report having a great deal of fun meeting Deaf people, other ASL and interpreting students and professional interpreters as well.

After the first “social”, you’ll most likely find that this homework is more fun than your other homework!

ASL Course descriptions (including prerequisite information)

Programs (official catalog description of programs and list of courses)