Learn True American Sign Language with Our Complete Course
After over a decade of being unable to find a comprehensive way to learn American Sign Language online, the Start ASL team created a full curriculum that includes everything you need to learn the language completely and with total flexibility.
No more buying a bunch of resources that only teach you part of the language and no more endlessly searching online to try to piece together your own lessons.
Everything you need is right here, and even better – a complete course will quickly give you the results you’ve been waiting to see.
Why Start ASL?
With Start ASL’s complete course you will learn true American Sign Language so you can join any signed conversation with complete confidence. Unlike most American Sign Language classes, we don’t just go over a bunch of random, boring little signs – we get you communicating right away.
We will carefully guide you through not only learning essential vocabulary, but also dig deep into proper ASL grammar and the vibrant Deaf community. Our lessons build on each other in a way where you can see immediate progress and learn not only correctly, but quickly.
Is Start ASL Right for Me?
YES – If you’ve always wanted to learn American Sign Language and can’t wait to finally get started!
YES – If you want to reach a comfortable conversational level of ASL and see progress right away.
YES – If you want to refresh your ASL skills and perfect your ASL grammar.
YES – If you enjoy learning online and don’t have the time or money to sit in a classroom or spend on expensive tuition.
YES – If you want to learn ASL as your foreign language. We have had many students use Start ASL for credit – be sure to check with your school for their requirements!
YES – If you eventually want to become an ASL interpreter – Our course will more than prepare you to take that step.
Now is the perfect time to learn this beautiful language and it’s never too late to start!
Learn American Sign Language with a Comprehensive, Systematic Approach
Access all three years of ASL (ASL 1, 2, and 3) with all of our course options
Finally understand ASL grammar with our straightforward grammar lessons
Join over 6,000 students in our ASL learning community
Earn a Certificate of Completion for each level to mark your outstanding achievement
Watch nine different signers to gain invaluable American Sign Language receptive skills
Learn ASL wherever and whenever you want with our mobile friendly platform
Get invaluable support from our instructors along your journey
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We have hundreds of successful ASL students… (you can be one too!)
I took all 3 classes and was amazed at the attention to detail taken to design this course. This course is organized, well-thought out, and fun. I learned a lot! The videos were my favorite part. Since I already had quite a bit of vocabulary under my belt, I wanted practice reading a variety of signers while learning ASL grammar. This course gave me just that. I highly recommend it for anyone learning ASL. THANK YOU, Start ASL!
I am a single mom and unfortunately there are not a lot of affordable options in which I can be with my daughter and still learn ASL. Thank you for making this option available to those who may be not be able to learn in an adult classroom environment and are also hearing. I love this site. I just went through the first three units as a refresher and not sure why I ever left the site. Keep up the awesome work!
I have thoroughly enjoyed this site. This site has helped my husband and I understand and pick up ASL so quickly. I’m hard of hearing, and my husband and I love the ability to learn together. We now are able to better communicate to the fullest we have ever been able to do. Thank you so much.
Meet the Start ASL Team
We are passionate about American Sign language… and we want to share that passion with you!
The Start ASL team has been educating students for over 13 years and we’re so excited to have you join us! Meet the core team!
Schools and Organizations Partnered with Start ASL
Hundreds of schools use our curriculum in their classrooms and offer enrollment into our complete Online ASL Course to their students for foreign language learning. All of our options for schools and organizations can be found on our Teach American Sign Language page.