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Learn American Sign Language (ASL) for Beginners (Self-Paced)

Pam Johnson
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In this 8-lesson self-paced course students will learn to use their hands to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Learn American Sign Language (ASL) in your own time.

Class Experience

Beginner - Intermediate Level
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Intro to ASL
Introduction to sign language, using our face and hands to communicate. Intro to deaf culture.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Introduce Yourself
How to introduce yourself to someone deaf.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Conversation 101
Beginning conversation.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Common greetings and how to ask questions.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The alphabet and fingerspelling practice.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Basic Communication
Building on asking and answering questions.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Numbers and counting.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Comprehensive review of lessons 1-7.
  • Students will begin to learn to communicate in American Sign Language and have a basic understanding of deaf culture.
I learned sign language from deaf friends in 1992 and have continued to be fully involved in the deaf community since. I am a sign language interpreter.  I have taught my children sign language since birth.  They have both been used to sign in videos for an international website.  My son is an interpreter and my daughter is a sign language teacher.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: Students will be encouraged to teach someone else what they've learned. Before the end of the week each student will be required to submit a video of themselves signing the assigned homework.
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: Based on learners homework each week the teacher will decide if they will receive an invitation to the next level or if they should repeat this one.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners may need assistance videoing themselves and submitting their video to the classroom.  
Joined July, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education from USILACS
Hello!  I am very excited to begin a learning journey with your precious little one (or not so little one, in the case of teens).  I have a Bachelors in Postsecondary education with a minor in American Sign Language.  I was a homeschool mom for... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $145 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 9 learners
Ages: 10-13

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