Learning ASLResources for learning American Sign Language
Learning ASL with your Child
The American Society for Deaf Children has programs that will help you learn American Sign Language. Giving your child access to a visual language like ASL will help provide a strong foudation for learning and communication that will last a lifetime.
Learning ASL in Person
Check out our ASL Weekends – a two-day workshop that will help you take your ASL skills to the next level. All skills levels welcome!
Learning ASL Online
Want to practice signing from home? Become an ASDC member and get five free sessions of SignOn with ASDC. You’ll sign in real time with a Deaf adult. You can choose your topics of conversation, schedule sessions as a time that is most convenient for you, and go back and watch your recorded sessions for more practice! SignOn also has a program for kids called “Friends Like Me” where your child can chat weekly with a group of kids their age.
In addition ASDC regularly offers online classes and webinars.
Learning ASL through Reading
Find hundreds of popular children’s story books in our ASL Stories Directory. Link out to free videos of ASL interpretations of the stories. You can even watch several different interpretations of the same story! Look up books alphabetically by title or by your child’s age.
Recent Blog Posts: ASL Resources
This week’s ASL video takes a deep dive into the word “able” and gives examples of its uses in English and ASL.
Summer is the time to travel and explore new places! In this class we’ll help you brush up on your ASL signs for states, countries, vacation destinations, and more!
Join our beginning-level class on how to use classifiers to represent people, objects and spatial relationships in American Sign Language.
Learn ASL! ASDC is offering affordable online ASL classes in July. Sign up today.
Learn how to tell fun and interesting stories in American Sign Language. Sign up for this four-session online class for the whole family!
Learn American Sign Language with ASDC! This week’s video features an ASL retelling of the book Counting Coconuts by Wendi J Silvano. Join a group of rainforest friends as they learn to count faster by counting in sets!
If your child is 10-15 years old and is new to American Sign Language, this class is for them!
Join us for ASL Story Time featuring the book “Boy” by Phil Cummings. The main character is deaf and uses his powers of observation to solve a conflict in his kingdom.
Learn American Sign Language with ASDC! This week’s video explores the concept of AROUND and all the ways the word is used in ASL and English.
Learn American Sign Language with ASDC! This week’s video features an ASL retelling of the classic children’s book, Corduroy by Don Freeman.
ASL Stories Directory
We’ve made it easy for you to find hundreds of free videos of ASL retellings of your child’s favorite books. Search for stories by your child’s age or by the book’s title.
Practice ASL online!
Sign with a Deaf adult in real time and choose your conversation topics. Or your child can join “Friends Like Me” and chat with other deaf and hard of hearing children their age once a week. ASDC members get 5 FREE sessions (a $125 value). Not a member yet? Join ASDC.