So you're ready to learn sign language...
And it couldn't be easier to start! If you want to learn sign language, then you've come to the right place.
The Start ASL team has created a complete 3-Level ASL course curriculum that will get you signing right away! No more scouring the internet only to learn a few signs at a time - Start ASL has the complete course you've been looking for.
Join over 5,000 fellow students and start signing today!
First Time Here?
Why do we have so much available for free?
The truth is, we offer all of this for two reasons. Firstly, we honestly enjoy helping people and we want to share our passion with you. But we also know that if you're serious about wanting to learn sign language, you'll want to try our official Start ASL Online Course - the most advanced and fun step-by-step online ASL learning available.
But maybe you want to start learning right now, for free. You can use the table below to learn sign language with our free lessons.
|Workbook | Intro | Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10 | Unit 11 | Unit 12 | Unit 13 | Unit 14|
|Workbook | Intro | Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10 | Unit 11 | Unit 12|
|Workbook | Intro | Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10 | Unit 11|
|Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | (These lessons are included in the above classes)|
Do you really want to learn sign language?
Yes, our free lessons are wonderful, but serious ASL students who want to immerse themselves completely in American Sign Language will love our official Start ASL Online Course - guaranteed! Our complete online course will teach you how to sign comfortably and correctly in true ASL. The course was created by ASL professionals with the goal of teaching students fluent ASL, and helping you to understand and fully integrate into the Deaf community. We're passionate about our courses, and we're looking for passionate ASL students who really want to learn sign language. Get Started Today!
We think you'll love our online classroom!:
We are passionate about ASL
The Start ASL team has been educating students for over 10 years and we're so excited to have you join us! Meet the core team!
Michelle Jay is the founder of StartASL.com. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Studies, with an emphasis in teaching, from one of the nation's premier programs at California State University, Northridge. Michelle is a published author and has contributed thought-provoking articles to academic publishers such as Greenhaven Press. Her unique articles have done much to support Deaf Culture, and have been printed in resource publications such as American Chronicle and Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders: Deafness & Hearing Impairments..
Amee SevrieLead Education Coordinator
Amee Sevrie is Deaf and is bilingual in ASL and English. Originally from Alabama, she has traveled to over 20 countries and loves to experience new things. She has completed an MA in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University and an MA in Teaching ASL from the University of Northern Colorado, and she has a strong passion for teaching ASL and Deaf History. She has extensive experience in working with students as a tutor and as an educator and believes that learning can be both fun and meaningful.
Jared DeBusk is a Deaf actor and model. He was born in a small country town called Brooksville, Florida. He is of Dutch, German, French, and Irish descent. DeBusk began acting as a child and he knew that he wanted to be an actor. He trained at several schools and he has performed in various plays. He is a recent graduate from University of South Florida with a BA in Communication Performance Studies.
Crystal Lott is an EIPA and NIC Advanced certified ASL interpreter. She first started learning ASL in 2000 at Glendale Community College. She graduated from the Interpreter Training Program (ITP) at Phoenix College and currently holds a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performances from Arizona State University West. Crystal was involved with the AZ Deaf Theatre for many years and is now getting plugged into the Deaf Community in Los Angeles. She aspires to work with Deaf West Theatre.
Mark Loyd is an RID certified ASL interpreter. Mark comes from a theatrical background and first started learning ASL in 1993 after meeting a Deaf person for the first time and falling in love with the language. He learned ASL primarily through the Deaf community and Interpreter Training Programs (ITP) in Kansas. For the past 16 years, Mark has worked in a variety of settings--mental health, medical, educational, theatre, and video relay services (VRS). He has also appeared on the popular television show Switched at Birth.
Darcy French-Myerson is an interpreter with Bachelor's degrees in English-ASL Interpreting and Theatre from Columbia College in Chicago. Darcy has interpreted in schools from the elementary to collegiate level, hospitals, big corporations, and in the non-profit sector and the Arts. Darcy has also taught English and Math to Deaf adults seeking their GEDs. Currently, Darcy works as a freelance interpreter throughout Los Angeles and continues to be involved in performance and the Arts.
Mando Garza is an aspiring Deaf actor, business professional, and jack of all trades. Mando has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He has been involved with the theatre at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) and is now currently working as a CDI and studying paralegal & accounting.
Christine Jones is an ITP (Interpreter Training Program) graduate and Deaf Studies student at California State University, Northridge. She is a volunteer interpreter and is currently looking to start a steady interpreting career.
Deborah Kanter is Deaf and comes from a primarily hearing family, except for one of her brothers who is Deaf. Deborah was introduced to American Sign Language when she was 5 years old. Deborah is currently attending college and majoring in nursing.
Cristian Tun is hard of hearing and started learning ASL when he was 13 years old. He is currently attending college and majoring in acting.
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