What is an ASL Instructor?
An ASL Instructor specializes in teaching American Sign Language. An instructor educates students on how to fully participate in Deaf culture while enabling communication between Deaf and hearing people. They also teach the practical, functional skills needed for fluent use of ASL.
One must realize that American Sign Language is much more than a means to address the communication challenges of deafness. American Sign Language is embedded in the culture of Deaf people - just as spoken languages like English and French are to their native speakers.
Students become empowered, independent and grow socially in the broader tapestry of cultures that make up our world.