Hundreds of schools use our ASL curriculum in their classrooms and offer enrollment into our Complete Online ASL Course to their students for foreign language learning.
At Start ASL, we have brought together a fantastic team to create a comprehensive online resource that offers:
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.
Our ASL curriculum includes all four of our course levels so you can fully customize the course for your needs!
With the Online Course, Your Student(s) Would:
With the Offline Course:
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With the Teacher’s Curriculum:
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The Licensed Start ASL Online Course Curriculum includes:
Best For Schools and Organizations that:
The Licensed Start ASL Offline Course Curriculum includes:
All of our courses are meant to be used with the Don’t Just “Sign”… Communicate! Student Guide Series. They are your students’ key to success! They’re the perfect supplements for our ASL classes and are included with all of our course options!
DJSC!: A Student’s Guide to ASL and the Deaf Community – This guide will give your students insight into the ASL community and culture. It also provides a more comprehensive understanding of learning the language, which helps ensure success!
DJSC!: A Student’s Guide to Mastering ASL Grammar – This guide takes students through all the grammar rules of ASL so that they completely understand it. Too many people learn ASL without learning proper grammar rules, and become stuck in stubborn habits for the rest of their lives. This, the only ASL grammar guide on the market, is an essential part of your students’ success.
DJSC!: A Student’s Guide to the Deaf Experience – This one-of-a-kind collection of stories written by members of the deaf and hard of hearing community will give your students an exclusive and important glimpse into the unique world of the deaf that they will be joining.
DJSC!: A Student’s Guide to Deaf Community Terminology – This handy pocket guide ensures that students know all the proper terminology for the deaf community. When students encounter unfamiliar terms, they can quickly look them up no matter where they are.
Are you a homeschooling family? At Start ASL, we LOVE homeschoolers!
We offer all the same options above for homeschoolers depending on your needs PLUS exclusive deep discounts just for you!
Check out this fabulous review we received from a fellow homeschooling mom: Start ASL – An Amazing Homeschool Sign Language Program. And she was even using our legacy courses! We have since completely updated our courses and now offer more than ever!
Our courses are designed for independent students ages 13 and up or they can be adapted for younger ages if you will be actively learning and teaching your student. Each level of the Start ASL Curriculum is roughly equivalent to 3 credit hours or one year of a foreign language in high school, and/or one semester of a foreign language in college.
So, please choose your desired course option above and contact us to receive our special homeschooling discount! In order to get the discount, please send us proof of homeschooling. For example, proof of membership in a homeschooling organization (such as HSLDA, a charter school, PSP, or co-op) or a copy of a filed homeschooling affidavit.
We are also always happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help.
Yes! Our Online Course is completely mobile friendly. For the Offline Course and Teacher’s Curriculum, we do suggest downloading the files to your computer first, unzipping the files, and then transferring them to your device. You can also use an app like WinZip or iZip for Apple devices or WinZip or AndroZip for Android devices to unzip the zip folders directly on your device. Also, make sure you have programs available on your device to open HTML, PDF, and MP4 video files.
Feel free to post some videos and activities on your private school server for use by your students. However, posting the DJSC! Student Guides without your students purchasing their own copies or posting any of the materials on any public website would violate the copyright.
How long it takes to complete each level depends on the student since the courses are completely self-paced. On average, driven self-study students are able to complete one level in three to four months and students who are taking the course for credit are usually able to complete one level in nine to twelve months.
Don’t wait another day to benefit from the amazing courses available from Start ASL!
With all the resources you need, plus the most comprehensive ASL courses available today, this is the perfect way to open up your students to a beautiful new language.
Sign up today! Start learning American Sign Language with our Free Online ASL 1 Course. No credit card required.