Updated: Oct 12, 2022
September is Deaf Awareness Month. What better way to celebrate than by ramping up your ASL education?! We have compiled a list of classes that can help you discover the magic of ASL this fall. Whether you prefer to learn through daily posts on social media, or through in-person or virtual classes, whether you are a complete beginner looking to start or whether you are a seasoned ASL speaker looking to practice, we’ve got you covered!
We encourage you to follow these course creators on social media for a daily dose of ASL education. You may also want to check out the fantastic resources we have to help you alongside your studies! Moreover, this great article lists additional resources you may be interested in.
ASL courses are a great way to learn for persons of all levels and ages! Some prefer in-person, but others prefer virtual courses. Some prefer set times, and others prefer self-paced courses. Whatever your preference is, we hope you’ll find what you’re hoping for below!
Beginner Course With ASLMeredith
Virtual course – self-paced – $179
15% off till the end of September with coupon code ASLPICBOOKS!
Learn ASL from the ground up with ASLMeredith, a certified instructor of ASL. You can go from zero to conversational in just a few weeks. Learn the foundational vocabulary and grammar needed to begin communicating—confidently!—using ASL.
Social media: YouTube, Instagram
Black Bear Healing Home’s 5-class Course for Parents of Children Aged 0–5
Virtual or in-person – Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM–3 PM EST – Pay what you can ($50–200)
Private sessions can be set up according to your schedule, either through Zoom, or in person in Lanark County, Ontario or west-end Ottawa. You may inquire about weekend and evening availability.
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok
BirthSmarter – Sign Language for Littles: Using ASL to Boost Communication in the First Two Years of Life
Virtual class – October 22, 12 PM–1 PM EST – $50 (alternative pricing available with pay-what-you-can options)
This class is a fantastic introduction to sign language for babies!