Many homeschoolers, including me, have used the excellent free sign language curriculum produced by the American Sign Language University. The sign language course is taught through video as well as through lesson plans.
Each free ASL course : ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, and ASL 4 equals .5 credit for American high school, 6 CEUs, or 4 University semester hour credits.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THESE FREE ASL COURSES AND WHAT students will LEARN:
The ASL courses contains 15 lessons per section. The lessons consist of written assignments, video lessons, and text. Resources include practice cards and powerpoints. It is recommended that you complete one lesson per week.
A friend of mine shared this resource on her social media page and added:
“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! I would have even my preschool age child sit alongside an older sibling to watch the videos – they’ll learn the signs, too!
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.