Why learn ASL?

  • Immerse yourself into the Deaf Culture

  • Understand and help end Audism

  • A unique visual, spatial, and gestural language

  • Benefits basic skills development

  • Boosts your peripheral vision

  • Become more aware of your surroundings

  • Improve listening and communication skills

  • Higher-order, abstract and creative thinking

  • Promotes cultural awareness and competency

  • Enriches and enhances cognitive development

  • Strengthen your spelling skills

  • Increase attention, focus, and concentration

  • Communicate underwater

  • Talk with your mouth full

  • Talk across a crowded room without yelling

  • Enhances career opportunities

  • Get to know our wonderful community!

FAQs

How often should I take a class/lesson?


At least 1-2 times a week. By 4-6 months, you will be able to develop basic conversational skills.




What career opportunities are there if I learn ASL?


ASL Interpreter, Child Care Worker, Social Workers, Counselors, Teachers, and more!




Is ASL like English signed out?


ASL has no resemblance to spoken English, not a translation of English, or a form of pantomime. ASL’s grammar structure is actually more similar to spoken Japanese and Navajo than English. In addition, ASL is more similar to French Sign Language (LSF) than British Sign Language (BSL). This is because Laurent Clerc, one of the first Deaf teachers in 19th century America, was French. However, since that time ASL and LSF have evolved separately.