Find an American Sign Language Practice Partner!

February 1, 2018

Are you learning American Sign Language on your own? Finding a partner with whom to practice your signing skills is an integral part of learning this language. And since ASL is a visual language, face-to-face practice time is crucial to your success. As they say, practice makes perfect!

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So, if you are learning ASL and looking for a partner with whom to practice, leave a comment below! Be sure to include your location in case in-person practice is possible.

Happy Signing!

Comments

  • Hi, my name is Kimi and I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. I would like to be able to practice with a fellow beginner (I am only on unit 1, as I started less than a month ago) who is around my age, 13. I am pretty flexible with how I can communicate, wether it be in person or any app you would like, and can typically talk anytime from 9 p.m.- 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time (12 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Pacific time)

    • Hi Kimi, My name is Cadhla. I would love to practice with you. I am 14 and on ASL 1 unit 3, but I can focus on unit 1 with you. You can message me on Skype if you would like to video call.

  • Hello, Everyone, I am Coya Zimm. I am in ASL 1, unfortunately, I have not had the pleasure of practicing with anyone other than teaching my small children. I am ready to sign away with an ASL partner. I know a nice amount of words but would appreciate working with someone that could help me with sentence structure/ grammar and possibly learn something from me as well. I catch on pretty quickly and am friendly to all. Video chatting is ideal for me Google Hangouts, Skype, Duo. Also, I am 26 if anyone around my age was looking for a partner near their age.

    • Hi Coya, I am Cadhla. I would like to help you out with learning. I am a beginner in sign language also. If you would like to Skype, you can message me at Arkasia.cox on Skype. Also, I am using my mom’s name for my accounts that is why my username is Arkasia πŸ™‚

  • Hello πŸ™‚ my name is Kaylah. I’m 16 and from Maryland. Although I am right down the street from one of the top Deaf universities, it is hard to find a practice partner. Anyone interested? I am still in ASL 1, but I am a fast learner! Let me know!!

    • I am interested. My name is Cadhla (kayla) too! I have Skype if you are interested in being practice partners through there. If you could let me know that would be great.

      Thanks,
      Cadhla πŸ™‚

    • Also I am 14, so we are pretty close in age.

  • Hey everyone! My name is Lauren and I’m 24. I’m a new speech-language therapist in Atlanta, GA and I’m using this site to learn more for my new job in an elementary school. Technically I should be past beginner since I took 2 semesters of sign language in undergrad, but I’m trying to relearn and expand my knowledge. I want to practice signing more so let me know if you can and I’ll pass along my details for either meet-ups or online stuff. I can do Facetime or Skype.

  • Hi ! I’m Janice. I’m 18 and live in San Marino, CA (next to pasadena). I took super simple ASL classes for a year and feel like I’m forgetting it already so I’d love to practice with someone, in person or online. I can skype or facetime.

    • Hi Janice, I am Cadhla and I am 14. I would love to Skype, I have tried to Skype with other people but they go and Skype somebody else. I use my mom’s Skype which is Arkasia.cox. If you could message me through Skype your availability that would be great. Please make sure to include your name so that I know who it is πŸ™‚

      Thanks,
      Cadhla

  • Hi I’m Sonia
    I’m 26 year old, and have never signed but I am a willing learner and normally catch on pretty fast.
    The reason for my interest is, I ran across a person having trouble communicating at a restaurant, I wanted to help but I would have been completely useless as well.
    I would like to gain the skill of at least helping with the basic and teaching my young children to be better prepared in life in case the same situation should arise.
    We are a military family and live in Virginia,. We have Skype typically after 8-9 would be best.

    • Hi Sonia, I am Cadhla i would love to help you guys learn. I am the only one in my family learning ASL. If you are wondering about the name on my account it is my mom’s name. I am 14 and I use my mom’s Skype account. If you would like we can plan a time every week to Skype. You can Skype message me at Arkasia.cox. I will warn you that a lot of people on here do not respond to messages. I tried Skyping a few people and they chose someone who commented on their post a couple days after I did. If you could Skype message me as soon as possible that would be great πŸ™‚

      Thanks,
      Cadhla

    • Hey Sonia, my name is Lauren and I’m 24. I’m also learning ASL for work just with the speech therapy side of things. I can totally do 8-9 since that’s after most of my part-time work. My skype is: lala-16_skype if you ever want to skype.

  • Hi, I’m Liana and have started learning ASL online. I live in the Yosemite area of CA and am looking for a signing partner. I have Skype and Facetime. Thanks.

    • Hi Liana, I would love to skype. You can message me at arkasia.cox. You can let me know when your available, if you would like.

  • HI! I’m Stevie (girl) and live in Orem, UTAH. Any Utah people want to practice?! I’m willing to go as far as Draper North of me, or Spanish Fork South of me. Let me know πŸ™‚

    • Hey, I live in Riverton, I’m learning ASL and would also love to practice!

  • Hi my name is Maria. I am just learning ASL being that I suffer from Meniere’s Disease and my hearing is decreasing at an alarming rate. I would love to Skype or Facetime with someone in order to practice more.

    • Hi Maria, my name is Kat and I’m just learning as well. My hands are stiff so my signing is slow. Maybe we could try it and see how i5 works for us. I have Skype, my skype name is melador 3821. Send me a message.

      • That’s melador3821 no spaces.

    • That is quite sad to hear, but it is a good thing you are studying. Hearing loss is not always something negative though. I would love to be your ASL partner!

  • Hi my name is Kat Snell, I live in North Las Vegas and would like to find some one to practice with either in person or on Skype. I’m retired and would like to find someone that is available during the day. I’ve only been at it since May 14th so I need a lot of practice. I do have CREST syndrome so my hands move slow from being stiff. If you don’t mind a slow signer and fingerspeller then I’m here. I just finished unit 5 of Start ASL 1, so I’m very new at this.

    • Hi Kat, I am Cadhla. I have Skype and I would love to sign with a slow signer it would make things a lot easier for me. I am also available during the day. If you could let me know what times work for you that would be great. My Skype is Arkasia.cox you can message me on there πŸ™‚

  • Hello I am just starting to try and learn ASL, however i only have my phone to use so looking for anyone who is also in Minnesota to be able to practice with as video chats would be difficult for signs needing both hands, which is obviously going to be quite a lot!

  • Hi! I’m Emmy. I’m 30, live in Orange County, CA, and am learning to sign to work with the d/Deaf & HoH in Mental Health. I used to take classes, but didn’t practice for a long time. I would love to have someone I can meet up with, but can also do Skype/Google Hangouts, too!

    • Hi Emmy, I am Cadhla. I have Skype if you are interested just let me know πŸ™‚

    • hey emmy ! I’m Janice. I’m 18 and I live right next to pasadena. I’d definitely love to practice with you in person or over skype or ft . Let me know !

  • Hi everyone, I am Cadhla. I am trying to get people from the Peoria, IL area together for some coffee so that we can all improve our skills. I haven’t had any luck finding a practice partner but if your interested in getting together for some coffee or practicing through Skype, please comment below or text me at (309)-419-6179. If you reply on here or through texting please include your name, whether you are deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, and your availability please.

    Thanks,
    Cadhla

  • HI my name is Maria. I am literally a beginner. I suffer from Meniere’s Disease (bilateral) and apparently might have lost my hearing in my right ear and the left is going so I was instructed to maybe think about ASL classes. I am scared of losing my hearing completely but am excited to start ASL classes. I would love to practice with someone who takes it slow with me. I can FaceTime.

    • Hi maria, i am Cadhla. I am hearing and i would love to Skype if you are interested. Skype is a free video calling app. if you can let me know that would be great thanks.

    • Hi Maria! My name is Jill you can email me at drubanese@comcast.net and we can set up some practice time. I am happy to practice with you.

  • Hey everyone! My name is Danielle and I’m looking for someone to practice ASL over video chat. you can find me on google hangouts at drh5297@gmail.com! feel free to email me there as well. Thanks!

    • Hi Danielle, I am Cadhla I have been looking for someone to Skype with on here since April and haven’t found anyone yet. πŸ™ Skype is a free app, it is video calling and is very simple to use. If you can message me back and let me know that would be great.
      Thanks,
      Cadhla

  • Hey my name is Tanya and I’m in 8th grade I was hoping to find a parter my age to practice ASL with on HouseParty or FaceTime and even meet up in person in the New York area.

    • Hi Tanya, I am Cadhla. I am 14 and a freshmen in high school. I have Skype which is a free video calling app if you would be interested in communicating through that. If you can message me back that would be great. πŸ™‚
      Thanks,
      Cadhla

    • Hi Tanya! I’m Taylor! I’m hearing & in ASL 2, i would love to practice with you! I’m 16 years old & live on long island! If intrested you can dm me on instagram or add me on snapchat! @Taylor.Parides

    • Hello! I am a 10th grader from Maryland (female) I am also looking for a practice partner. Video chat is fine, and since these two states are so close, we may be able to meet in the future. Respond if this sounds alright with you!

  • Hey guys! My name is Najhe and I’m a beginner. I would love to find a consistent ASL practice partner. If you’re interested, feel free to leave a comment and we can go from there.
    Best Wishes πŸ™‚

    • Hello Naj! I am a beginner too ; I just completed ASL 101 and I would love to practice during summer. Do you have Skype or Hangouts? You can reach me at Isuzu_chan”hotmail.fr πŸ™‚

      • I have Skype if you are interested let me know πŸ™‚

  • Hi, my name is Paige and I’m on ASL 1, and I’m looking for a partner to skype and practice with. I’m most available in the evening to skype.

  • Hey guys, I’m Nesha and I’m 26 from Charlotte, NC. I am a little bit past beginner asl but could really use a lot of practice communicating and working on facial expressions. If anyone wants to practice over Skype or other video interfaces let me know. I’m mostly available in the evening if it’s live video chatting.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Ncornett, I am Cadhla (kayla). I am available in the afternoons to skype. I am leaving for vacation sunday. I am available tomorrow afternoon or this afternoon if you are interested, otherwise I don’t get back from vacation until the 18th.
      Thanks,
      Cadhla

      • Hi Cadhla. This sounds perfect. Are you able to Skype on the weekends or Wednesdays in the afternoon? Let’s exchange Skype info when you get back from vacation!

        • Hi Nesha, i fully recovered from my vacation. my skype is my moms and it is arkasia.cox. I am definitely available on saturdays and sometimes sunday afternoons. If you could skype message me what time on those days so we could work it out that would be great.

          Thanks,
          Cadhla

    • Hey NCornett! I’m Coya. I’m 26 from Charlotte, NC but I am usually available online more. I have Google Hangouts, Skype, and Duo. If you are interested I would love to study with you. I need help with facial expressions as well also grammar and sentence structure.

  • Hello All,
    My name is Irene from Chicago. I have Skype (Irene de los reyes) ; Hangout (idlreyes09@gmail.com) Facetime (7736278122) Let’s keep improving our signing skills. What’s yours??? I hope we can practice together…..

    • Hi Irene, I am cadhla (kayla). If you are interested in skyping I am available. I live in Peoria, il, so I am only about 2 hours from Chicago so we shouldn’t have any connection problems. If you are interested just let me know.

    • Hi Irene, its me again. You can message me on skype at arkasia.cox πŸ™‚

  • Hello! My name is Ireland, I am a beginner with sign language and I’m looking for someone to practice with! I can do calls over Discord or Skype, but discord is preferred πŸ™‚

    • Hi Ireland, i am cadhla (kayla). I have skype if you are interested. If you can let me know that would be great πŸ™‚

  • Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am hearing. I live in California, and I am currently a college student wanting to better my ASL. I’ve been signing for 4 years, but forgot many signs because of my lack of practice. I would love a practice partner if anyone is in my area.

  • Alan Triplett this is Judy Kaull I have relatives in Oregon but now live in Arizona how can I contact you retired also

  • My name is Sabrina, I’m 20. I would love to find someone to practice with. Anyone interested?

    • Hi Sabrina, my name is CJ I’m 24. I have a glide acct and just redownloaded my skype account since it seems that is what most people are using lol. I’m in Unit 1 practicing on Sections 1-3 right now

      • Which ever you’d prefer. I have to create an account either way so just send me your preference and information and ill add you.

        • oh i think you sent me a request i believe i accepted it lol

  • My name is Judy Kaull I would like to practice with someone through skype phone arizona 928 499 4359, beginner late in life retired

    • Hello, Did you ever find anyone to practice with? I’m taking ASL and would love to find someone to practice with.

  • Hello! My name’s Nia. I’m 17 and I live in New Haven, CT. I am in the process of learning sign language as a senior project. I am very much a beginner, and have been studying ASL for a few weeks. I would really like to practice with someone via Skype or in person. If anyone is interested let me know!

    • I am cadhla (kayla). I am interested in skyping with you. I am also a beginner. Let me know when you are available if you are interested.
      Thanks,
      Cadhla

    • Hello, Did you ever find anyone to practice with? I’m taking ASL and would love to find someone to practice with.

      • No not yet, i am on asl 1 unit 1 if you are interested in skyping or something

        • I went through and found my old skype account, figure the more practice we all can get the better πŸ™‚ If you want to skype just let me know

          • I am central time. Where do you live that way we can figure out a time we can skype?

            • im on eastern standard time

        • That sounds great. What’s your info?

          • You can Skype message me at Arkasia.cox, and let me know what time works for you.

    • Hi! I’m taylor! I’m 16 from long island! I’ve been taking asl for 2 years but i would love to help & maybe practice signing with you! If intrested give me a text, 443-699-0602

  • Hi I am cadhla (kayla), I am 14 in asl 1. I am hearing. I amwanting to find someone to practice with. Preferably someone who is on asl 1, is hearing, and has a Skype account. This would be my first time talking through sign language. If you can be a practice partner for me then please comment on this post.
    Thanks,
    Cadhla

    • Hi Cadhla,
      I am also just beginning with ASL too. I don’t have Skype but I have a glide account (free app to download) If you want to check it out my username is CJSmith:)

      • I am sorry CJ Smith, but i don’t like downloading a bunch of extra apps on my tablet, no offense. I hope you can find someone πŸ™‚

    • Hey! I’m in Asl one so I am still learning as well! I have discord, which is similar to Skype. Let me know if you are interested in being Asl partners! πŸ™‚

      • I would prefer Skype, I just don’t want to be downloading a lot of apps onto my tablet. But thanks for asking.

    • Hi, I’m Tali, I’m 15, I am hearing and a beginner, I would love to practice with you

      • Hi Tali, you can skype message me what time you are available at Arkasia.cox.

        Thanks,
        Cadhla

  • Hello, I’m Emmy, 28 in Illinois and just starting ASL, going over basics now and doing the free lessons. Would like to find a partner to sign with (I have Skype and Whatsapp). Let me know if you’re interested, thanks!

    • Hi Emmy, I have a glide acct and my username is CJSmith. You can record and send videos and respond back later, doesnt have to be live

    • Hi Emmy, I’m from Illinois too. My name Irene and i have Skype/Facetime/Hangout. We could practice if you want.

    • Hi Emmy, I am Cadhla. What part of Illinois do you lie in, because I’m in Peoria. I have Skype if you are interested. If you could let me know that would be great. πŸ™‚
      Thanks,
      Cadhla

  • I am currently in Lenexa Kansas and looking for someone to practice and learn ASL with. I am HOH and eventually would like to go back to school for ASL interpreter. I need to get more knowledge about programs and things offered in the area. I have had a hard time with finding a school and someone to practice with. I have been working on ASL 1 unit 1-4. Still early but determined and dedicated to learning this!!

    • Hi Melissa, I am cadhla. I would like to Skype with you if that would work. I am on asl 1 unit 1.I have been on here trying to Skype people for awhile. If you could get back to me pretty soon, that would be great πŸ™‚
      Thanks,
      Cadhla

    • Hi melissa! I am 16 years old living on long island. I am also intrested being an interpreter and would love to videochat sometime and sign! I’m currently in asl 2, and would love to help! Text me if intrested 443-699-0602

  • Hello! My name is Rose. I am COMPLETELY a beginner. I am in Indianapolis, IN. I am 21. I would love to meet with someone if they are in my area. I am learning inorder to teach my baby(:. Would love help!

    • Hi rose i am cadhla (kayla), i am 14. My little sister is 2, we did sign language with her starting at 6 months and she has a way bigger vocabulary than other 2 year olds. if you would like to skype i can help you learn alot of the main words your baby would use. just let me know πŸ™‚

  • Hi, my name is April. Any females interested in practicing using Glide messages? I am a little bit past beginner. And, I am a fast learner but I really need practice to retain it! I am a busy, working Mom so that is why Glide would work best but I can leave/return messages on a regular basis! And I really want to be able to practice with lots of informal conversations to better prepare myself for regular conversations with anyone who is Deaf or HOH. If interested in practicing using Glide please send your Glide info. Thanks!

    • hello,
      i havent had any luck communicating with anyone on here πŸ™
      my glide name is CJSmith

  • Hi, my name is Chasity.. I am still currently in the free lessons section but would really love to practice with someone before I jump into the online courses. I’m in Florida but I can do Skype or something πŸ™‚

    • Are you still looking? I commented above.

  • hello, Im Tierra,live in St.Louis, Mo. I am a beginner and I am trying to find a practicing partner.

    • Hi Tierra! I’m not sure how far you are but I see we can both use a practice partner…

  • Hello, I am in the Metro Detroit are in MI. Is there anyone I can practice glossing with?

    • Hey Gayle, I’m 25 and live in Downriver MI. I’m not sure about practicing glossing but i’d be interested in practicing ASL in-person.

  • Hi My name is Leah, I’m 23! I am just learning how to sign, and am in the Nebraska area! Just wanting to make some friends who either are learning, or already know how to sign!

    • Hi! I’m looking to do the same if you’re interested…idk if you have instagram but if you are you can message me there (emmiegolightly) or message me on here. πŸ™‚

  • Hell, my name is Gabriel Rodgers. I am 31 and I have been practising off and on for 3 year. I live in NWA (Bentonville, AR) area. If you live close enough we can meet and practice. I have a Skype as well, feel free to Skype me at gabriel.rodgers2. If I am not busy I’ll answer just let me know ahead of time. I can give my number on request. Very serious about this as I’m the only ASL speaker in my airport.

  • Hey! Anyone intersted in skyping with me! Im in the eastern time zone and I am a late nighter! I am a beginner and I have to sign slowly and know only a few vocab words

    • Yes! I would love to find a skype partner, thanks!

    • Hi Jessica, I’m eastern time zone as well! Would like to practice with you!

  • Hello! I am like, a Novice-Mid range signer, practicing to go to college to become an Interpreter. I learn fast and easy but I don’t have anyone to practice with when I learn, so I forget it easily. I live in Missouri, and I am 20. Let me know if you would like to skype with me! If not skype I am open to suggestions. I am also not against meeting in person.

    • I’m interested, though I should warn you that my availability would be weird as anything. I live in Asia, we’re about 14 hours behind MO, I think.

    • Hell, I am 31 and I have been practising off and on for 3 year. I live in NWA (Bentonville) are. If you live close enough we can meet and practice.

    • I live in St.louis,MO.I am a beginner,I know simple phrases and I am looking for a partner.

  • Hello! I am Tiara and I am 20 years old from New York. I am taking ASL classes in college and really want to get into the language. If anyone is interested please let me know! I will do my best with my availability and school/sports, but I would really like to better my understanding of the language and look forward to meeting others who want the same πŸ™‚

    • Hi Tiara Filbert, my name is Irene from Chicago. If you want a practice buddy, i have skype (Irene de los reyes) ; Hangout (idlreyes09@gmail.com) Facetime (7736278122) we could set up schedule one time.

  • Hello! My name is Ashlin. I’m 22 and a paramedic on a 911 ambulance. I’m trying to learn ASL to interact with signing patients. Let me know if anyone would like to practice together!

    • Hi Ashlin, I’d love someone to practice signing with! My skype name is cdog0803

    • Hi Ashlin! I’m learning as well, could also use somebody to practice with!

  • Hi, I’m Carter, and I live near Boston. I’m looking for someone to help me practice sign language over skype. I’m 20, and would like to practice signing with someone. Thanks!

    • I am interested! Would you message me?

    • hey so I just started learning asl and I love it. I am from Boston and I am 18. I am looking for a person who I can learn asl with thru skype or meet up. If interested let me know.

      • hey dylan! My name’s Melanie, I’m 19 and live in Michigan, and I am looking for an ASL partner, interested?

        • Hey Melanie, I’m 25 and live in MI also. Where do you live? I’m hoping to find someone near me to practice in person.

  • Hello all! I an looking for a partner (or group of people) who’s looking to practice online to strengthen our skills! I’m sure we can all use it and within a judgement free zone! ALL LEVELS, Even if you can only sign 1 word, please let me know! I really need to practice with like minded individuals:-) I also live in Philadelphia so meets are welcomed as well! So please comment below so we can get started!!Happy signing everyone!

    • I would love to practice online with someone too ! count me in πŸ™‚

  • Hello Everyone, My name is Linda Ayers and i have learning ASL 1 for about 6 months and i am interested in practicing with someone. I can skype at ltayers@comcast.net or you can contact me 804-356-6759 . Thanks πŸ™‚

  • I am newly learning ASL and I am looking for people that are willing to practice with via web cam or in person. I’m hoping to find a group of people as I feel that it will help my progress in learning.

    • Hi Ryan,
      My name is CJ.
      Are you still looking for a practice partner?

  • Hi im mercede ive always wanted to learn to sign but never really tried learning till now, i would love a practice partner on skype if anyones interested?

    • I’m willing and I am just learning. If you’re still looking for someone to practice with I’d be more than happy to.

      • I am also interested! I took ASL in college and am trying to get back into it! would be open to skype practice!

  • Hi I’m getting back in ASL signing, I learned how to sign when I was a pre-teen, but other than teaching my children babysigns I haven’t signed in a while. Id love to gt more practice in with anyone who can sing over skype.

    • Hi I’m getting back in ASL signing, I learned how to sign when I was a pre-teen, but other than teaching my children babysigns I haven’t signed in a while. Id love to gt more practice in with anyone who can sign over skype.

    • Hi I have been learning ASL for about 6 months and would love to have (and Need) someone to practice with ! I can skype also at Ltayers@comcast.net if you would like .

  • Hello, I’m Marie, research scholar currently living in Manhattan, I’m in the process of learning sign language, so I’m looking for a signing partner. Skype is fine but practicing in person would be very cool also πŸ™‚

    • Hi Marie, I’m living in queens but working Midtown and I’m very passionate to learn ASL, and finding the partner to practice with would be great.
      Here is my number 929-355-4305, to let you know I’m a beginner.

  • Hi My name is Alan> I am a retired guy living in Medford Oregon. I have been studying ASL via computer. I would like to have a practice partner in person or Skype. Also, I would like to find someone close to my age,

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