Welcome to Start ASL!

You've just joined the number one website and community for learning ASL! 

A Welcome Email is already on its way to you that includes:

  • A link to access our Free Online ASL Lessons
  • Links to download our free lesson Workbooks
  • A link to download your Free 5 Steps E-book
  • And Information about our Complete Online Course that you can read about below! 

Why Do We Have So Much Available For Free?

We get asked this question all the time. 

The truth is, we offer our full curriculum for free 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 learning ASL, you’ll want to try our Complete Online Course – the most advanced and fun online ASL learning available.

With the Start ASL Online Course:

  • You can gain access to all of the Start ASL vocabulary,
  • Access the Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate! Student Guide e-books, 
  • Ask your instructor any questions you have about the course, ASL, or the Deaf community,
  • Receive text and/or video feedback from our instructors on your signing assignments,
  • Complete your course with automatic grading and no advertisements, 
  • Access our advanced online mobile-friendly classroom dashboard from anywhere,
  • Become a member of our active student community and official student newsletter, 
  • Easily keep track of your progress and activity scores with other students,
  • Earn a completion certificate for school or employment benefits, 
  • And more!

So, feel free to give it a try! 

You can cancel at any time and we're always here to help!

The Start ASL Online Course

We have hundreds of successful students...

"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


"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


"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


"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."




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