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Simply Sign Language: American Sign Language for Beginners

Students will learn the basics of American Sign Language in an interactive setting.
Brittanie L. Braxton
50 total reviews for this teacher
23 reviews for this class
Completed by 86 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 9 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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

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Class Experience

-Students will learn the following signs in American Sign Language:

people signs
alphabet and numbers
food and drinks
home signs
activity signs
thoughts and feelings
action signs
body parts
school talk
calendar signs

This class is fun and provides a good environment for learners who are completely new to American Sign Language. 
Do you have a family member or a friend who is hearing-impaired? Would you like to communicate with them? Deaf people want you to talk to them. Are you thinking about becoming an American Sign Language interpreter one day? I can help you get started to develop the skills and confidence needed in this area. Once you learn American Sign Language, maybe you can teach a friend what you've learned! Then you can both talk to each other using your hands. No one will even know what you are saying to each other, unless they know ASL. 

I have known American Sign Language for a long time! Twenty years ago, I learned ASL in high school, which allowed me to communicate with the deaf community. Because of this, I created some amazing friendships along the way. I have learned so much! I would love to pass this knowledge on to eager learners who are searching out another language to retain. ASL is also great for developing fine motor skills, mastery in spelling words, and strengthening memorization. 

I taught my 3 sons basic signs in American Sign Language when they were babies, so I could understand what they wanted even before they knew how to verbalize it!

I look forward to teaching you American Sign Language too!
-At home students should practice what they have heard, seen, and done in class (This requires practicing about 15-30 minutes a day at home)
-There is no written homework to be turned in
-No background knowledge of ASL is required
-Show a friend what you know-There is nothing better than learning ASL with a group of friends
-Each class may participate in an impromptu quiz at times, to make sure ASL mastery is being accomplished
It is strongly preferred that students purchase 1 book from Amazon, but it is not a requirement to take this class. Learn to Sign the Fun Way by Penny Warner e-textbook ($12.99)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
-Each learner is observed during class time. The teacher will instantly redirect the student to position hands in the correct manner.
-At the end of the semester, students receive a certificate of completion. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Teacher may recommend an occasional video from YouTube, which will enhance the learning process.


Brittanie L. Braxton
Lives in the United States
Homeschool Educator, American Sign Language Enthusiast, Health Coach
50 total reviews
34 completed classes

About Me


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I am a successful homeschooling mom to three amazing boys. We have been on this journey for nine years now. I take great joy in teaching them, and learning along with them. I am also an Outschool Teacher who has always... 
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