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Learn Sign Language with Our Complete 4-Level Course

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 4-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 thousands of fellow students and start signing today!

Our full 4-level course curriculum includes:

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Why Do We Offer ASL 1 For Free?

We often get asked this question.

The truth is, we offer a free course 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 full 4-Level Start ASL Courses – the most advanced and fun step-by-step ASL learning available with the signing practice and instructor support you need to become truly fluent.

But maybe you want to start learning right now, for free. You can sign up at the top of this page to join our ASL 1 course to learn sign language for free or view samples of our course curriculum in the table below.

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Why Choose Us to learn sign language

Learn How to Sign Comfortably and Correctly in True ASL

Learn Accurate ASL

What most online ASL resources teach is often incorrect. Sadly, a simple search on Youtube will bring up a number of ASL videos with over one million views and hundreds of comments about how incorrect the signs are.

With us, you can rest assured that you are learning accurate signs and grammar by professional signers who are active members of the Deaf community. Our curriculum is aligned with the California World Language Standards and the ACTFL.

Imagine having the confidence to join a conversation in ASL knowing that your signing is completely accurate!

Learn ASL Quickly and Easily

Most online ASL resources end up being very expensive with both time and money. If you have been using free resources, you may have found that searching through all the information out there and wondering whether or not it is even accurate takes an astronomical amount of time.

With us, our complete course includes everything you need. You will learn the language completely and with total flexibility. And better yet, our course will quickly give you the results you’ve been waiting to see.

Imagine the time you’d save and the uncertainty you’d avoid if you knew exactly what ASL to learn and when to learn it!

Learn Complete ASL

Most online ASL resources teach a very limited amount of ASL. Maybe you’re learning some signs like “dog” and “cat,” but are wondering when you’ll actually be able to have a real conversation.

With us, you will learn full ASL. We teach an extensive amount of ASL vocabulary plus ASL grammar, ASL syntax, Deaf culture, and Deaf history.

Imagine having the necessary signing practice and instructor feedback you need to reach true fluency!

We Learned ASL Just Like You

Have you already taken an ASL class, but don't feel like you really got a good grip on the language? Maybe you've learned some signs to replace English words, but are wondering when you'll actually be able to have a real conversation using ASL grammar.

With us, we know what you need. We not only offer courses by native Deaf signers but also by hearing ASL professionals who know what it is like to learn ASL as a hearing person.

Imagine learning ASL from teachers who know exactly what hearing students need in order to become comfortably fluent!

Jared Perez-DeBusk
Megan Clancy
Tobi Adedeji
Katelyn Cheng
Bellamie Bachleda
Crystal Lott

New Start ASL 1-4 Course Samples

ASL 1 Samples
Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10
ASL 2 Samples
Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10
ASL 3 Samples
Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10
ASL 4 Samples
Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Unit 4 | Unit 5 | Unit 6 | Unit 7 | Unit 8 | Unit 9 | Unit 10

Do You Really Want To Learn Sign Language?

Yes, our free ASL 1 course is wonderful, but serious ASL students who want to immerse themselves completely in American Sign Language will love our full 4-Level Start ASL Courses – guaranteed! Our complete 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 Course classroom!

What our students are saying

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!
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon
San Jose, CA

"Hi! Mara here! I am so excited to tell you about Start ASL! It is a great company that allows you to practice ASL and learn it at your own pace. ASL stands for American Sign Language. I had to learn it because my sister is Deaf. So I am here to learn it more fluently, and at my own pace. So come and join us and you will have so much fun. It’s a great community of people to learn and grow. So I hope to see you! Bye! (Signs I-LOVE-YOU, in ASL)"
This class has enhanced my relationship with my daughter. We have conversations online now with Skype. The conversations I watch online help me see the nuances of conversation and the useful techniques of facial and other expressions. After the first few times I signed with my daughter, I started to feel more at ease. Trying to read the signs seems to be the most fun for me. I am learning what I set out to do with the motivation of sharing this with my little girl. Stick with it and you will feel the success through your conversations. Thank you for the opportunity.
Frank Cassianna
Frank Cassianna
Myrtle Point, OR
I’ve been infatuated with American Sign Language for the longest time, but have just recently started to teach myself. The lessons on this website have been a tremendous help and I’m learning very quickly. Thank you so much, I’m really enjoying the experience.
Ft. Wayne, IN
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.
Cortnie Testimonial
Phoenix, AZ
I give this site 5 stars! I am a stay-at-home mom of twin 3-year old boys. They are my little handfuls, and I don’t have a lot of personal time. I found this site after realizing that I wanted to learn a lot more than what I was learning on YouTube. I am on ASL 1 / Unit 2 and loving every second of it. It’s very addicting, and I would recommend this site to anybody.

"I love this site Start ASL. They have easy to follow course work. And the social media content for learning is awesome!"
Whitney Stewart
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!
Jaeda Raines
Jaeda Raines
Chicago, IL
This class has really helped me so far. I started ASL a few weeks ago and I was having a hard time being able to get the language down. Then a friend told me about this site and I have been picking it up much easier since. I am starting to have some better experiences with some of the people I know that have ASL down very well. It’s really a great experience to learn all of it and be able to communicate with them without even speaking. Thank you for providing this site, it’s been a huge help.
I am learning a great deal and enjoying the class. I am a 70% disabled veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom and have lost a large amount of my hearing. I have become very reliant on reading lips as well as having to ask people to repeat themselves numerous times. It is truly due to the nature of my injuries that I am interested in learning ASL. I thank you for the opportunity to learn.
San Diego, CA
The whole set up of the site is perfect! There are many different ways to practice and it gives you everything you need, seriously. I didn’t think I would learn as much as I have in ASL 1 but I learn a lot! This site has taught me the most out of any other site. Trust me I’ve been to many sites and they only give you half the info you need. This is a great site and I recommend it to everyone!
I’ve been wanting to learn ASL for quite some time. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. I love how clear the videos are and that I can do it at my own pace. I also love that there are quizzes to keep me on track. I like going back and watching some of the videos over and over again so that I can really get it. I’m so very impressed and grateful for the hard work that has gone into the class. I’ve only completed the first two units and can’t believe how much I’ve already learned. GREAT JOB!!! Thanks so much!
I have always been intrigued with the beauty of sign language, but I never made time to study the language. However, the more I thought about it, the stronger the desire became to just try it. As I searched the web, I came across Start ASL and decided to register. I began the courses and was amazed with the progress I was making after only a few lessons. The more I learned the more I wanted to learn. During the first two weeks of my membership I traveled to Dallas to visit my sister. While there, we attended church and I sat in the deaf and hard of hearing section so I could watch the interpreter. The interpreter signed and asked me if I was deaf. I signed that I’m a student. She instructed me to sit in the third row where a deaf gentleman was sitting. Before I took my seat, I signed to the man that my name was Denise. He began to sign his name but he was going way too fast for me. I was able to sign to him, “Please sign slow.” Upon my request, he slowed down. I understood that his name is Jerry and I signed, “Nice to meet you” and he signed it back. I felt so good inside – I couldn’t believe I was communicating after only a few lessons. And now I’m teaching my 12 month old granddaughter ASL and it’s all thanks to Start ASL.
Denise Blackshear
Denise Blackshear

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Has Our Free Course Helped You Learn Sign Language? Share Your Experience In The Comments Below!

Many new ASL students are very interested to know about your Start ASL class experience. Have you been able to successfully learn sign language? What is your favorite part of the class? Are you learning everything you want to? Do you have any useful tips? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Here’s a helpful page by a fellow student:

Learning Beyond The Sign – Understanding the past, helps us to embrace the present. Finally an online class, that teaches you that learning ASL means more than knowing how to bend your fingers…

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  1. I took a free ASL, it takes a lot of work , some sign language and quiz that I did but I learn and enjoy while doing it. It is useful, and very beneficial to communicate to those people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  2. Hello im interested in learning ASL, not because I have a heat impaired person in my life but for professional reasons, I’m a MD going into pediatrics, and want to know if your program besides normal conversation could help me in the professional section communicating with my patients or their parents, also want to ask about the time of the program, I’m a foreign doc revalidating my license in US meaning I have to focus a loooot to study for board exams, so I might go really fast one week end and not get in for a week then be constant 2-3 hrs a day and so on… and finally is there a program to help you maintain the skills? Cause like with everything the only way to really retain it is constant practice or instead of asking “how they are doing” I’ll probably end up asking a patient on a date or how’s the family goat… :S :P

    Thanks a lot for your time

  3. I took this free three days ASL works at home by direction of our instructor Karla Jerez from CDI college Richmond Campus, and it was important and beneficial to take. I learned a lot.

  4. I took up this free course at home to refresh college ASL 1, 2 and 3 and it provided everything I needed to review.

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learn sign language - Start ASL Free ASL 1 Course

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Sign up today! Start learning American Sign Language with our Free Online ASL 1 Course. No credit card required.