World Languages

American Sign Language (ASL) & the Deaf Community--Semester Long Class

In this 16 week long class, twice a week, for 55 minutes each class, learners will be introduced to the beautiful language of American Sign Language- ASL, vocabulary, Deaf culture, Deaf history & about the Deaf community.
33 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners

55 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 16 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Sep 6

Sep 6 - Dec 27 (16 weeks)
Tu, Th
6pm - 6:55pm

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Dec 28 (16 weeks)
Mo, We
6pm - 6:55pm

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Dec 28 (16 weeks)
Mo, We
10pm - 10:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

You will learn the manual alphabet and many ASL signs.  In the end of this extensive beginning course, learners will have learned 100s of signs and will be able to sign basic sentences and communicate in ASL, on a beginning level. Learners will have a rich understanding of the Deaf community, history,  culture, well known Deaf people, Deaf people who changed, or are changing the world, important events in history connected to the Deaf community and people with disabilities, and so much more.
Homework will consist of studying vocabulary words and fingerspelling/alphabet. The text is located online, but will NOT be used in class. It is to use at home, on your own time. Homework will consist of practicing sentences on your own time. Videos will be assigned to watch at home (YouTube) and will be discussed in class the following day.
We will do one art project during week 2. For the project, learners will be needing paper--construction or colored paper works best, markers or colored pencils, scissors, glue or a glue stick.......You can type out in Gallaudet font words later. Here's how:
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
If learners would like to get credit/assessments for this class, if allowed by their charter, etc, they can ask for assessments and projects to be completed and graded by the teacher. Please contact the teacher prior to class beginning. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There will be nothing inappropriate shown or discussed in class.
We will be watching some approved YouTube videos of people signing and viewing some websites related to the subject matter. This information will be screen shared.  Short children's books (approved) will be read by the teacher to introduce the learners to a variety of situations involving Deaf people, and Deaf culture. Websites to view words learned will be shared in class and in files.


Ms. Barrie Silberberg
Lives in the United States
American Sign Language Teacher and College Planning Consultant
33 total reviews
78 completed classes

About Me

Hello Parents and Learners,

I have been teaching the beautiful language of American Sign Language (ASL) for about 20 years at many venues. I have taught at a public high school and a private middle school and high school. I also have taught at a... 
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