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Learn Sign Language with Start ASL Today! Used by as many as 500,000 people in the United States and Canada alone, American Sign Language (ASL) is the main form of sign language used by Deaf communities. ASL also forms the foundation of many sign language dialects used around the world, including parts of Southeast Asia and West Africa.

In addition to Deaf individuals, those who use American Sign Language include parents, children, or other family members of Deaf people; teachers working with students who are nonverbal; and, even parents of infants who want to communicate with their babies before their little ones are able to use spoken language.

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5 stars
Start ASL

START Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Although Start ASL is not the least expensive program on the market for learning American Sign Language, the amount of resources provided to students make it well worth the investment. From three levels of language learning, to access to one-on-one tutoring if needed. And, they offer an impressive number of lessons at no charge, for those who want to start studying ASL for free. Start ASL is the most comprehensive way to learn American Sign Language online. They are our top pick for ASL programs.
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4 stars
Rocket Languages


Rocket Languages quickly teaches students beginner to intermediate American Sign Language and includes almost 100 hours of instruction in its Level 1 program. As the most affordable product in our review, Rocket Languages is a great choice for learning basic ASL on a budget.
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3 stars
Learn and Master


If you want to learn ASL without depending on an internet connection, you should consider Learn and Master Sign Language. You’ll get 49 hours of instruction delivered on 25 DVDs, on topics ranging from ASL Grammar to Sign Language for Daily Activities. Be aware that there is no opportunity to ask questions or interact with other learners while using this program, as the Student Support Discussion Board seemed to have been discontinued at the time of our review. Read More... Visit

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You may be surprised to learn that American Sign Language has its own structure, rather than being a word-for-word translation of spoken English. For example, the phrase "The father loves his child" would typically use just the signs for "father", "love", and "child". And, just like any other language, ASL can have an "accent" based on the region or culture of the signer, with variations of hand position and facial expression.

In the past, aspiring students of American Sign Language would have to find a Deaf community willing to teach them to sign, take a class at a local community college (if offered), or struggle with books and antiquated DVD lessons in order to learn ASL. However, today’s modern tools make it easy to learn fluent American Sign Language at home or even on-the-go, with online courses and up-to-date video lessons.

Are you ready to find the right American Sign Language lessons for you? As you consider the ASL programs on the market, keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Instructional Methods. Do the American Sign Language lessons use a teaching approach that fits your personal learning style?
  • Skill Level. Are the ASL lessons appropriate for novice language learners, or do they expect you to already have some experience with the language? Can you progress from one level to another for the same original purchase price or subscription, or will you have to invest more money later?
  • Value. Do the American Sign Language lessons have a track record of student success, making it worth the money you will spend? has reviewed and ranked the best Sign Language lessons available today. We hope these reviews help you open new doors of communication as you learn to sign fluently in ASL right away!

UK's first sign language poetry slam

Deaf poets have been fighting it out in the UK's first ever poetry slam for users of sign language. The BBC followed one competitor, 20-year-old Honesty Willoughby from Bristol, through the process of composing a poem and performing it on the night at the ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:57:00 GMT

Hard-of-hearing Olathe pastor teaches deaf refugees to speak through sign language

Born hard of hearing, the child of two deaf parents, the Rev. Debbie Buchholz - pastor of a church for the deaf and mother of seven adult children, four of whom are deaf or hard of hearing - parked her SUV up along the circle drive of her Olathe home.

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:44:00 GMT

Nicaraguan Sign Language

Raise four fingers (the sign for "˜B'), touch your nose with your thumb and dip your hand down to mimic an elephant's trunk. You've just said "˜Babar the Elephant' in Nicaraguan Sign Language - the sign is distinct from the one for "˜elephant'.

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:54:00 GMT

Govt To Employ Sign Language Interpreters At Public Events

Government says it will incorporate sign language interpretation into all of its public events. This follows the Ghana Federation of Disability making known its displeasure over the lack of a sign language interpreter at President Akufo-Addo's media ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMT

Fierce Debate Over Sign-Language Use by Some Deaf Students

New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term use of sign language holds ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:22:00 GMT

Parents learn sign language to help infants communicate at Morrill Library

In the Morrill Library, parents of children ranging from 3-14 months helped them learn sign language to communicate when they want some juice, how to ask for a book, or if they want to be picked up. For most in attendance, it wasn't their first time in a ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:38:00 GMT

Two U.S. Students Develop Gloves Which Convert American Sign Language Into Speech

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Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:58:00 GMT

Disneyland's Captain America Knows Sign Language - And So Do These Other Actors

Watched HBO and Cinemax as a little kid before "binge-watching" was even a thing! Mom called me a TV Guide with diapers. Twitter @filmigos You can see Captain America in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but you can actually meet him at Disneyland in Anaheim ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:13:00 GMT

This Glove Translates Sign Language Into Speech

Ayoub, who is currently a Ph.D. researcher at Goldsmiths College in London, designed the glove for anyone who relies on sign language to communicate, from deaf people to children who have non-verbal autism and communicate through gestures. To use it, you ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:40:00 GMT

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