American Sign Language Classes

Satisfy Your Itch to Learn Sign

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A common question asked by people just becoming interested in sign language is, "How do I find sign language classes in my area?" Many people are interested in learning sign language but can't find sign language classes. Fortunately, there are many ways to get training in sign language.

Benefits of Sign Language Classes

Sign language classes provide the human interaction and reinforcement needed to build confidence.

Classes also offer opportunities to practice signing skills in real-life situations. Students in sign language classes often go to deaf community events and social activities to practice their signing skills.

College Sign Language Classes

A good place to check out is local colleges and universities. Due to the popularity of sign language, many colleges offer credited and uncredited sign language classes. Some may even have sign language clubs.

Deaf Schools and Programs

If you are a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child, check with your child's school or program. Most routinely offer sign language classes to help parents communicate with their children. These classes may or may not be free.

Social Service Organization Classes

Some interpreting agencies offer sign language classes. Check local speech and hearing centers as well. Contact a state commission for deaf and hard of hearing people for referrals.

Resource centers for deaf and hard of hearing people may also be able to provide referrals.

Community Sign Language Classes

Public libraries and country recreational programs frequently offer sign language classes. In addition, adult education course offerings may include sign language.

Additional Sign Language Class Resources

Info to Go has a publication on Locating Sign Language Classes.​​

If you can not find classroom-based sign language classes, an alternative is sign language classes online. For example, paid sign language classes are available through

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