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!


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  • Hi everyone! I’m looking for someone to practice with that would like to video chat at least weekly. If you’re interested, reply with your contact information.

  • Hey! I live in Florida and have recently started to try and re-learn sign language. I took it a couple years ago in high school. I’m definitely still a beginner and can only hold basic conversations. I’d love to meet face to face, video chat or Snapchat to practice. Email: or Snapchat: hvizdomaggie

    • My Snapchat is actually: maggiehvizdo sorry!

  • Hey everyone! I’m a beginner and would love to sign with someone. I know the alphabet, a few basic signs, and am about to being the Start ASL Program. If you’re interested, list your snapchat, phone number, glide, etc. (or whatever you prefer) below. Happy Signing!

    • I’d love to start signing with someone! snap: maggiehvizdo

  • Hi My name is Caiti Sawyer, I am looking to practice with someone who is more advanced. I live in rural KS and I need to be able to count the Practice as my first deaf event. I am in lesson 4 of unit one in the start ASL Program.

    • Would video chatting on facebook me an option. I am currently in Baltimore MD

  • Hi. My name is Toya. I have a certificate in deaf studies. I am looking to practice with others to enhance my ASL skills. I am willing to practice the basics, beginners, intermediate, and advance (I am not on an advance level; however, I am looking to progress to that level and above). Please message me on Skype or Facebook if interested in practicing; toyatoya12 (Skype), Latoyafacen (Facebook). I am a 25 year old female and I live in the US; for those of you whom are concerned with age and location.

  • Hi my name is Tomas and I have been learning asl online for couple of weeks now. I am still learning the alphabet and numbers (very much a beginner) and would like to find another beginner just like me to practice. I am in the San Leandro, ca area.

    Thank you

    • hey tomas, my name is Kenzie. I am a beginner and looking for a partner. Are you still looking for a partner?

  • Hi! My name is Blake and I’m new to ASL. I’m still practicing the alphabet (speed mostly) and I know basic words and phrases right now. I’m not in school, just very interested in the deaf/HoH community and would love to be an interpreter someday. I’m new to the Lawrence, KS area and would like to find a study buddy who is roughly in the same skill level (very beginner). Happy signing!

    • Hi Blake! Im Lucy and I’m not a beginner, but I’m looking to brush up on beginner level stuff. Look for me on glide if you’re interested! My name there is Lucy Rockwell.

    • Hi Blake! Im Lucy and I’m not a beginner, but I’m looking to brush up on beginner level stuff. Let me know if you’re interested! You can reply here to connect to me. I’m also on the glide app under the name Lucy Rockwell

      • Lucy, I wasn’t able to find you on Glide.

  • Hi! Is anyone in the Seattle area interested in joining our ASL study group? We meet once a week at the Broadview Library in Greenwood.

  • Hi! Ive taken several years of ASL but that was a few hears ago. I have an app called glide that I use to connect with my friends who use sign language. I need more practice. Look me up if you’re interested, my name on glide is Lucy Rockwell.

    • Hi Lucy,
      I am not finding you on glide. My username is toyaf

      • I think I found you on glide. Reply again if you dont see my video πŸ™‚

  • I am a current college sophomore and taking ASLI 1 and would love to find a partner that wants to practice, teach and learn from each other using
    Skype or Face time. Text me if your’e interested 281-910-9661

  • I am looking for a partner via FaceTime or Skype. I am a beginner. Leave your SnapChat or number below if you’re interested.

    • Still looking for a partner?

    • I am a beginner in college but so far so good, I would love to have someone to practice with. my Snapchat is Katelyn_Stars

  • I am looking for partner via Skype , I’m taking start asl courses , on unit 7 but still very slow! Would like to practice on basic words

    • That sounds more like where I am.

    • do you still need a partner

  • Hi. I am looking for a partner to sign with. Someone who is dedicated. I am a beginner. I can quiz you and you can quiz me. I am looking for signers who are at least 30+ years of age. Contact me at Shandi1958@outlook

  • Hi! i’m Emily and i’m a junior, (no 12 year old’s or 50 year old’s please) have been studying sign language for 5 years now and i’m pretty fluent, the only problem is is that i have trouble seeing someone and watch them sign and understand everything. if you want to Skype or face-time my snapchat is emily26084 and my number is (706) 224-5977

    • Hi Emily,
      I am not fluent, I am able to hold a conversation using sign language to a certain extent. We could possibly assist each other considering I have this issue also. I will add you on Snapchat and message me if you are interested in practicing.

  • Hi I’m Zachary I’m a freshman’s in ASL 1 but I really want to retain everything I can so I can teach my little sister. She is eventually going to be fully deaf in one ear and she wants to take French so me teaching her ASL will help her be able to do that.
    If you want to help me here is my snap chat

    • I haven’t completed the whole number one but I think think I could use a bit of signing with another person. Would you be willing?

    • Hi Zachary! I too am a freshman and I would love to help you, I am learning progressively and I think I can help you with the basics and lots of numbers as well! 562-331-5224

    • I think I can help. Ive taken a few years of sign but am a little rusty. Look me up on the Glide app. Lucy Rockwell

  • Hey! My name is Courtney. I’m looking for a signing partner. I know the alphabet, and a few signs but other than that, am just getting started. If anyone wants to Skype/FaceTime let me know!

    • Hi Courtney. My name is Rodney. It sounds like we are about the same level. I’d also like someone to practice with, but haven’t found anyone local.

  • Hi. My name is kacey, I live in Florida, and Unlike most of you I don’t go to a school or anything like that. I take free online courses and watch a lot of videos. I would like to be an asl translator one day. I study everyday but could really use some help. So if anyone wants to partner up I would be ecstatic! πŸ™‚

    • I suppose I can try. I’m not very far.

  • Hi! I’m currently as student in Alberta studying ASL and hopefully becoming a sign language interpreter in the end. I would like to find a person who has at least a beginner’s knowledge of ASL; I’m currently in ASL 101 and will be finishing the courses in my program by June of 2020. I’m pretty flexible, and willing to find a time that works for both parties. I have my Fridays off of school. Let me now if you’re interested πŸ™‚

  • Hello! I’m a college student taking a ASL evening class once a week and is looking for someone to practice with and learn more about the culture. reply here if interested and we can find a way to contact each other I do live in New York State

  • Looking for an ASL partner over the age of 40

    • Hi. I am not over 40 but close to 40. I am not fluent at all. In fact, I am a beginner. I am looking for someone also. If you want to sign together let me know.

  • Do most peeps use Skype for this, or face time? I am a beginner and looking for someone to practice with.

    • Km looking for a practice buddy as well message me on skype live:alex11lamperouge

  • I’m looking for an asl practice partner or someone who can teach me, I’m a beginner and only know a few signs, my Skype is live:alex11lamperouge

    • I might just tell me what time you can

  • Hello,

    Just like so many in the comments already, I am just starting out with learning asl and would love someone to communicate with to strength my skill and knowledge. please let me know if you’d be willing to be practice partners! If you’d like to be partners, just send me a message! πŸ™‚ Thank you!!

    – Alexandra

    • Hey Alexandra! I would love to be your partner and I’m taking a college beginner class if that helps in what level I am and If you’re interested reply back ^^

  • Hey,

    I’m currently taking ASL 1 class and I’m looking for a partner to practice with via video chat!

    • Hey Yay, I can practice with you if you would like.

  • Hi,

    I’m having trouble getting a post up in the forum – I just want to post:

    “Hi everyone, I’m looking for a signing partner – I’m in Victoria, BC, Canada (Pacific Time). Let me know if you’d like to connect!

    • Hi. Yes, I can be your partner.!I am a beginner. Lol! I am also on the East Coast. Send me your skype information, please!

  • Hi, I’m sooo excited to find this site. I’m doing the Free ASL course. I know a little sign already but definitely need a signing partner. I live in Northern California – Solano County (near Sac). I’m very excited to find a partner. Even if it’s on Skype.

    • Hola everyone i`m new in start asl and study the free course, if somebody want practice sing language with me i will be so excited to start a chat this is my skype email im free any time

    • Hi Jaime i can be ur partner if u want and if u not find nobody yet

    • hey Jaime, very much like you I know a little and need someone to sign with, are you still looking for a partner?

  • Hello! My names JAC and i’m new to ASL and the deaf community. i’ve just had a friend go deaf and i want to surprise them. Could someone help me please?

  • Hey everyone, my name is abbey. And i find it better to learn when im interacting with another person, so please comment if you would like to have a practice partner!

    • Hey Abbey, I find it to be very helpful to practice with other people. It helps putting into practice and learning much more when you do so. Let me know if you would like to practice.

    • I would enjoy having a practice partner!

      • Hi DiDi – I”m looking for a partner, if you’re still searching?

        • Hey Tessa, what level are you at? Are you still looking for a practice partner?

  • Hey everyone, I’m currently taking ASL3 and I’m looking for a Skype signing partner who’s at about that level. I’m on Pacific time but I have very flexible hours so it doesn’t matter much where you are. Please email me: with a bit of ASL info about yourself. Looking forward to meeting you!

  • Hi im waleed, im looking to practice with anyone at an intermediate or advanced level in asl, my skype: waleed_9110 πŸ™‚

  • Hey, I’m currently in Columbus, GA. I just recently joined StartASL. I went to a deaf community meeting for the first time few months ago and I felt in love with ASL. I don’t have social media so I don’t know when they meeting up again. But I do have skype. I’m looking for a partner so I can practice more often during the week. I’m fairly new, but very excited to continue improving my knowledge about the Deaf Community and sign skills. I would appreciate the help very much.

    • Hi Jeff, I would love to be your Skype signing partner – weekdays suit me fine. I started learning ASL in January and I’m in CA so there’s a bit of a time difference but I have flexible hours. Can you post your skype username or email me at

      • I could use some practice with another. ???

        • Please email me Kate

      • Hello,Yinna. I could use some practice.

        • Hey, Kath, I’m a beginner as well, you can add me so we can all practice.

      • I sent you an email but just in case, this is my skype: el.rafa2013. Thank you in advance.

      • Hi! I too would like some help. Maybe we can all learn together? I am a beginner but I have been practicing on my own for a few months now.

        • DiDi, you can add me on skype as well. It would be great to put into practice what we learn. I too am a beginner so I think it will help me to practice with other people rather than just practicing by myself.

  • add me on Skype! @ live:noahvstephens98 Need someone to practice with.

  • Hey every one. Happy Sunday! Looking for someone to practice with today. I’m new and slow but wanna learn!

  • Hi πŸ™‚ add my skype @waleed_9110

  • Just beginning to learn very slow yet determined , would like to Skype practice with someone

    • I could use a partner. How would we do that?

  • Howdy,

    I am still looking for an online study partner via Skype. I am on mountain standard time and would like to meet up a few times during the week to practice vocab and simple sentences. I am hearing and taking courses to learn the language. I have finished ASL 101 and 102, so far. I still consider myself beginning level as far as vocab words go. Need repetition and practice

    Skype is live:2c2c6e9f4e6a1f32


    • Hi Alexis!

      I am also on mountain standard time as well and would love a study partner! If you would like to practice with me you can add me on skype.

      Skype is: sokmer

      • Hi Somer,

        How many classes have you taken? ASL101 at the very least?

        • I took ASL 101 and 102 in high school and am taking 101 on here again as a refresher since it’s been a while since I’ve used it.

          • Ok, I messaged you on Skype. At least I think it is you. I will check for your reply on there.

            Be in touch~~~

    • How far are you in sign language now?

    • How far are you in sign language now? Are you still in ASL 102 or have you gotten further? How far are you now?

  • I’m looking for anyone in or very near Joplin, MO that would be willing to meet up maybe once a week to study

  • skype: waleed_9110.

  • Hey! Looking for someone to practice sigh with! Reach out to me at! I am a beginner but I was getting good with conversation until I just got to busy to practice enough with others. I’m hoping to have someone around my age (20).

  • Hi! I am looking for somebody around Peoria, IL area. I would like to practice with someone in person. If you are interested in meeting up please let me know πŸ™‚

    • Hello, my name is Conor. I live in Mossville Ill. And I would like to set up a time to practice ASL. I look forward to hearing from you.

      • Hi Conor! Where do you take asl at? Also, I would like to find out more about you before we meet if that’s ok? I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Anyone in joplin, MO?

  • Howdy,

    I am looking for an ONLINE study partner that can meet 1-3 times a week, at least. I prefer weekdays. I am in the U.S.A. and I am on mountain standard time. I need an entry level study partner so we can practice repetition with words, numbers, and creating simple sentences to start. I have finished ASL101 at my local college already. I have access to Skype.


    • Alexis, I would love to practice with you online on weekdays. I have taken ASL 101 twice and am about to begin a job as a speech therapist at a School for the Deaf and need to practice my ASL.

      • Hi there Lisa,

        I believe I can be found via skype by searching alexluvsfrogs. If that does not work then let me know how I can try to find you. Try sending me an invite!

        Be in touch~~~

    • I’m near the beginning of ASL. But if you still need a partner I’m willing to do it. It might also help me remember more and get through it faster. Without a partner or anything I have been trying to do ASL and it doesn’t take long for me to forget signs without using it.

  • Hello, my name is Renee!! I’m hearing and I am looking for a practice partner for beginners ASL located in South Carolina.

  • Hi
    This is kumar
    Im from Mumbai,India
    I am deaf
    I wish to learn and practice ASL
    I looking for partner to learn sign language.
    Anyone near mumbai or wish to practice online live, can contact me .

  • Hey I’m a beginner!! Only in ASL1 unit 5, I would love someone to practice with.😊

    • Hi Abby,

      I am available to practice if you are still looking for a partner. I have FaceTime and Skype.

      Elizabeth πŸ™‚

    • I’d like to do ASL together. I’m near the beginning like you. And I would like to do it with someone and not just myself. On Skype.

    • Hi, I’m practically just starting also. I’m looking for a partner. Do you want to do ASL together on Skype?

      • Hey Kate, I would love to practice with you if your still interested!!!

        • Sure. Thank you. Is okay to it on Skype. If so how would I find you on there or something?

        • If not how else would you like to do it?

    • I don’t know if you haven’t seen my reply yet or if you need more information. I have been checking comments at least weekly. Lately more daily. If you still want to do it that’s perfectly fine with me.

      • Did you find a partner yet? I am a beginner.

  • I am in Texas and would love to learn with someone during this process, I have FaceTime or Skype, please reach out to me 254-715-5669

    • Hi there James,

      Did you find a partner yet? If not, are you at beginners level?

      Kind Regards,

  • Yes, my name is Marian. I’m looking for a partner who might live in the Memphis Tennessee area.

  • Hello, my name is Tiara I live near the Atlanta. I am a beginner signer and is looking for someone that I can meet up with on Saturday. I can do skype if that is better.

  • Skype: waleed_9110 Must not be a complete beginner

  • Hi, I’m female, and at ASL level 3. I’m deaf/hoh, but born hearing. Looking for a mature, SERIOUS and drama free practice partner who’s on the same ASL level. πŸ™‚

    • Hi, I’m Rita and at Asl level 3 also but I finish all asl class at my school. I’m also hard of hearing but born hearing and I see that ur comment is looking for a partner and maybe I can help out or something.

      • Hello Rita. Sounds great! Do you have an email, or other way you prefer to be contacted so we can set something up?

    • Hi. Jc
      If you would like to practice I have; glide toyaf, Snapchat toyatoya12, Facebook messenger. If you are interested message me on one of the sites.

  • Im still looking for a partner to practice with, my skype is- karleejo164

    • Hi Karlee! My name is Cadhla I am interested in skyping with you. If you would be interested then please let me know. I try getting on here every day so if you respond to my message I will see it within the next couple days πŸ™‚

      • Yes i am interested, i am trying to get on here everyday but i wont have a computer soon so it will be harder to get on till i get a new one, but i have a phone and i can work from that for now

        • Hi Karlee! Thank you for responding, do you have skype? If you want we can set up a time to skype. Let me know please πŸ™‚

          • Yes I have skype I think that would be the best option

            • Hi Karlee, I am currently trying to set something up with someone else. I am so sorry, if things don’t work out with her I will be sure to let you know so that we can plan something. Again I am so sorry I couldn’t be more help. Thanks, Cadhla πŸ™‚

    • I’m looking for a partner to. I’ve only gone through the first few classes here on this website. It would help me a lot to have contact doing ASL with others. Help me not forget signs so fast.

      • I would do it on Skype.

        • Hi Kate!

          If you’re still looking for a practice partner feel free to add me on skype! I’d love to have someone to practice with πŸ™‚

          Skype: sokmer

  • I’m looking for a partner in the Allentown, PA area to meet once a week to practice.

  • Still looking for a partner. I’m a beginner around Queen Creek, AZ. I’m open to in person (esp someone to go to events with) but for regular practice tech allows better flexibility (I’m a single mom not always able to get out of the house).
    My Skype is live:f09bda44e2de1b14

    • Hi! My name is Cadhla, I would be more than happy to skype with you. If you are interested you can let me know by responding to this message on here. I usually try to get on every day. Let me know πŸ™‚

      • Yes I’m interested.

    • HI there,

      Did you ever end up finding a study buddy?

  • Hi im Karlee, im looking for a partner around Omaha Nebraska or someone that has an iphone with facetime. if you are interested please reply:)

      • I’m learning ASL and would like to do Skype also. I’m not very far but it would help me to have a partner.

  • Hi! My name is Cadhla I am looking for a practice partner around Peoria, Illinois or someone who has skype. If you are interested please let me know:)

  • Hi! I’m looking for a partner to sign with please. We can video chat, or I live in Central Florida if anyone lives close by and we can meet in a public place and practice. I’ve taken 2 asl classes and need practice reading it mostly. 😊

  • looking for practice partner , skype: waleed_9110 i know my basics asl

    • Hey are u still looking for a buddy

      • I’m looking for a practice partner still if you’re interested

        • I’m looking for a partner. I would use Skype. I’m not very far. It would help me out if I had a partner.

  • Hi, looking for practice partner. Am in beginner stage. Thanks for considering!

    • Hey I’m learning asl too and looking for a buddy would u like to be buddies

    • Are you still looking for someone to practice with? I am a beginner πŸ™‚

  • Hi, I’m from Mumbai, India. I need a partner from Mumbai to practice signing.

  • I am taking ASL 122 at our local community college and would like to practice some basic conversation.

  • Looking for a practice partner. Currently taking ASL. Mostly in beginner stages still lol practice would help πŸ™‚

    • i need the practice too, waleed_9110 skype πŸ™‚

      • Awesome! I need to practice. When can you practice?

    • Hi Amy, are you still looking for practice partner?

      • I always welcome extra practice πŸ™‚ when can you practice?

        • Hi Amy, I am usually free Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. What is your skype? Mine is isang.smith

    • I would really like to have a signing partner. I am in course 1 unit 5. Can we skype?

      • Hi gollijeez, I can skype with you. I’m at same level. What is your skype name? Mine is isang.smith

      • I am still on unit 3 but welcome practice with higher leveled students if you are still wanting practice

    • Hi Amy, I am a beginner. Are you looking still looking for a practice partner?

  • i know words and can hold up a convo, skype: waleed_9110

  • Anyone wanna practice? First year ASL student needs to work on reception

    • I’ll practice with you. I’m first year as well.

  • Looking to practice with anyone. gender age location is trivial! πŸ™‚ Skype or ft… 505-215-7712 !!

  • My name is Melissa, I’m a beginner. I’m looking for someone to practice and go to events with in Northern California.

    • rats i just left sac town

    • ;im not in cali but if want to skype practice, waleed_9110

  • I’m still looking for a partner. I’m pretty new and in course 1.

  • skype: waleed_9110

    • im 23M looking to practice with anyone who knows even some basics

  • Hi I’m Emily! I’m 19 and on course one. I would love to practice with someone online since there isn’t a deaf community anywhere near me.

    • Hey I am also looking for a partner to practice with!

      • I would like to do it together. I’m not very far. It would help me a lot to have a partner to do ASL together.

    • I would like to do it together. I’m not very far. It would help me a lot to have a partner to do ASL together.

  • Hi I’m Emily! I’m 19 and on course one. I would love to practice with someone online!

    • Hey
      Im a beginner
      I wish to learn ASL
      I wish to learn but i prefer online.
      If you are interested share your skype address

  • Hello, I am a beginner in sign language and I would love to practice with someone either online or in person. I live on the west side LA. Thank you!

  • Hi! I’m Veronica, and I’m looking for someone to practice ASL with, preferably over technology. I’ve been signing for almost 2 years now; I’m open to practicing with any level! Let me know!

    • Hi Veronica, I am finishing up my first ASL term in college and am moving overseas for a bit. I would like to find someone I can continue to learn and practice ASL with over technology as well. If you are interested let me know!

    • Skype:waleed_9110

  • Hi I’m Kelly I’m just recently deaf and need to learn ASL. I’m looking for a practice partner, let me know if you’re interested.

    • Bill vicars on youtube is really good and free. Also im 23m if you want to add my skype and we can practice together πŸ™‚ skype: waleed_9110

      • Hey walked, I’d like to practice yes Farida.a.a1

    • I would like to do it together. I’m not very far. It would help me a lot to have a partner to do ASL together.

    • Hi Kellyann, if you are still looking for a practice partner let me know. I have Snapchat toyatoya12, glide toyaf, and Facebook messenger Latoya Facen. Message me if you are interested.

  • I’m Dallas. I’m from San Tan Valley / Phoenix Arizona. I’m still looking for a signing partner. I’m okay with in person or through technology like skype. I’m in course 1.

    • Hi Dallas, I just read your reply on the intro board. I would love to partner up to practice.

      • Great! I sent you an email. If there is some other way you would like to communicate let me know.

  • Hi there! I’m Sarah, 18, and I’m from Charleston, south carolina! I have a variety of knowledge in ASL! I started signing about 3+ years ago, took a years worth of fairly-informal classes where I was the main teacher in High school, and I just finished a semester class of ASL1. If there happens to be someone close by, I would be interested in meeting up, however I am perfectly fine with skype calls! My skype is brendon_is_life. (with the period. the profile picture is a male band member). Along with signing and learning more, I would greatly appreciate talking to a more experienced interpreter, especially about how I can further my education and possibly become a licensed interpreter!

  • 2 years of ASL in Texas. Looking to practice.

      • Do you still need a partner? I’m just starting and could use a partner also.

  • My name is Bre! 25, barista, Los Angeles. Looking for a skype partner in the AM on weekdays and weekends. Always available 9am-11am. skype: breannajtucker@

    ALSO would love to go to Deaf events in the area. If anyone is in LA area please reach out πŸ™‚

  • I have had 2 years of ASL, but need a practice partner I am hearing I also live in the Kansas City Mo area I can do skype

    • hi carla, ive only been asl for around 4months now, my skype is waleed_9110 if you want to add me πŸ™‚ wud love to practice with someone more experienced

    • I could use a partner. I’m just about starting though.

  • hi my name is Waleed, looking for an asl partner, im a bit of a beginner, i know some words. just want to practice conversating with anyone πŸ™‚ ADD MY SKYPE, @ Waleed_9110

    • hey can’t skype but can ft

    • Hi waleed
      Im a beginner
      I wish to practice ASL
      Can you share your skype address

  • My wife and I would like someone else to practice with. We are Christians learning asl to reach out to others.

    • Our skype is live:willandyolanda

    • Hi, my name is Kathleen. I signed up on this website two nights ago. Though I have started learning ASL before than but I haven’t gotten very far. This is my second day of looking at the comments looking for a partner. It really caught my attention when I read your comment. I’m a Christian too and I think it’d be great if we could be partners.

  • Hi im kody im nearly 17 and im working on learning American sign language. somebody i can video call with and sign with <3

  • Hi there! I’m looking for a practice partner near Puyallup, WA. Message me if your willing to meet up.

  • Hiiii. I’m Kristen, i’m 15 and live in Vermont and I love sign language, and i’m looking for a signing partner to practice with :). message me if your interested in a signing buddy to practice with.

    • Hey Kristen. I’m fairly new to sign language and would love a partner. Im 17 years old.

    • hi my names sage I’m also 15, and I was wondering if you’d be interested in being my partner?