World Languages

ASL Beginner's Course: Learn to Communicate in American Sign Language

In this course, students will learn to communicate in American Sign Language.
18 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 43 learners

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Tue May 24

Meets Once per week
12am - 12:45am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
Only one spot remaining

Next on Thu May 26

Meets Once per week
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
3 learners enrolled

Next on Sat May 28

Meets Once per week
12am - 12:45am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Tue Jul 5

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:45pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn what American Sign Language is as well as over 200 signs, 80+ sentences, and weekly Deaf culture facts. We will use Powerpoint for each class. These classes will be very interactive. Students will be encouraged to sign the vocabulary words and sentences as well as be given the opportunity to come up with their own sentences. 
I have been signing now for almost 12 years. In college (2009-2014), I had a deaf roommate. That caused me to pursue fluency in sign language. Even though I got my degree in Elementary Education, I took ASL classes all during college. Along with that, I completely immersed myself in the world of the Deaf. I attended a deaf church, deaf camps, and several interpreter conferences. Along with all of that, I learned most by spending every moment of my free time with many interpreters and deaf friends. I  would go to deaf activities such as game nights and Starbucks meets with my local deaf community. 

After college, I received my Florida interpreter certification and worked as a sign language interpreter for several years. I interpreted for college classes, church, chapel services, staff meetings, video relay services, concerts, appointments, training etc. I also taught sign language to high-school students for 3 years. At times, I have also taught elementary students at schools, camps, and churches. Some classes were one-time classes while other classes lasted for one week. I am currently teaching a deaf children's class at my church. I also have many deaf friends that I communicate with on a regular basis.
There will be no homework required but students are always encouraged to study the vocabulary from the previous week before each new class. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed in class through each lesson.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Karyn Wrachford
Lives in the United States
A former elementary/high school teacher who is currently a stay-at-home mom
18 total reviews
27 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Teacher Karyn. I am a wife to my loving husband Stephen and a stay-at-home mom of 2 precious boys, Israel and Joshua ( 2 yrs. and 8 months). I love children, reading, languages, traveling, and teaching!

I have my Bachelor of... 
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