The American Sign Language University offers free online sign language classes on its site. Both ASL I and ASL II contain a complete curriculum, while portions of ASL III and ASL IV are also available. Each free ASL course equals .5 credits for American high school, 6 CEUs, or 4 University semester hour credits.
Who should take these free ASL courses and what you’ll learn:
The ASL courses contain 15 lessons per section. The lessons consist of written assignments, video lessons, and text. Resources include practice cards and PowerPoint. It is recommended that you complete one lesson per week.
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“As the mother of a deaf daughter I recommend this site to everyone who asks me how they can learn sign language. It is easy to follow, you can work at your own pace, and best of all, it is free!”
These courses are especially for high school to college level but consider them also for middle school students. You may be able to get a local junior or community college to give you credit for this course!
How to begin taking the free online sign language classes:
You do not need to register to access the courses. Begin now, if you like.
Visit the American Sign Language University to choose a free sign language course and to view the lessons. Be sure to check out the free resources, which include practice cards, quizzes, and other printables and videos.
For students of all ages, look at this fun printable “fingerseek” game, using sign language as a word search game.