American Sign Language

Learn ASL and Deaf Culture in the American Sign Language Program

American Sign Language (ASL) is a language used primarily by 2,500,000 members of the North American Deaf community. ASL is a visually perceived, gesture-based language expressed through the hands and face and is perceived through the eyes. ASL classes include finger spelling as well as the incorporation of alphabetic letters from English words into ASL signs.

ASL study may assist individuals seeking employment as translators for hearing impaired persons and may be in demand by agencies, institutions and other organizations required to meet the American Disabilities Act.