sideBanner.logo
Black Friday Deal!
50% OFF lessons
CODE: 50%OFF

*Offer limited to classes of up to $20

sideBanner.logo
Black Friday Deal!
50% OFF lessons
CODE: 50%OFF

*Enjoy 50% off all private lessons packs 5 or more ($100 max cost per class)

Learn American Sign Language your way

TakeLessons experts are ready to teach. Get a deal on a private or group lesson, or browse on-demand content 24/7 for free.
Find your instructor

Private lessons with top American Sign Language instructors

Dive right in and start getting results with 1-on-1 lessons from expert American Sign Language instructors.
High-demand
Best value
Rising stars
Kid-friendly
FEATURED
Serfirys V.

Serfirys V.

4.9(116)
Do you want to learn how to communicate with the Deaf? Are you intrigued by the use of sign language? Come learn with me. I am Deaf and I use American Sign Language. My brother is also Deaf, so we grew up using ASL together and at school. I have been teaching online for the past 5 years, and I love teaching others how to improve their communication skills in ASL. Sign language is one of the most expressive languages, have you seen an interpreter recently on the new? Have you noticed how fast they move their fingers, and make a variety of facial expressions. I can help you, no matter what level of ASL you know, I want to help you make progress and become fluent. I have a toddler and he is learning ASL, if he can, you can! See you in the classroom!
50% OFF$25
/30 mins
POPULAR
Jonah E.

Jonah E.

5(26)
I have over two decades of experience teaching signing at all levels. I have been very successful in teaching students to learn and acquire good expressive and receptive sign skills. I am very passionate about the success of my students. I use strategies that make learning signing fun and very interesting. I keep my students very involved and engaged in my lessons. New sign vocabulary and sign structures I teach are immediately modeled and put into practice, which enhances students' retention. I pace my lessons to ensure the learning styles of the students are very well accommodated. I use approaches that foster deeper level of thinking and understanding of the use of signing in various contexts. I treat all my students with due regard, acceptance, and caring support. Their success in acquiring good sign language skills is very important to me. I provide one-on-one support to achieve that goal when required.
50% OFF$25
/30 mins
POPULAR
Marissa P.

Marissa P.

4.8(39)
My classes work best when students are willing to be interactive and immersed in Deaf situations, learn to turn voices off over time, and role play as needed to become stronger signers. Our goal is to bring you to a conversational level and to help you build your understanding of grammar, expressive and receptive skills, and situational vocabulary. Depending on your level and needs, I will be providing supplemental materials, videos, written materials, and other creative tools to deepen your language understanding. Most importantly, I build long-lasting relationships with my students, meeting on a regular basis, covering all aspects of skill-building, test prep, and organization. BACKGROUND •I worked in 3+ school districts and assisted students with special needs. •I have helped children as young as 3 years old and older than 50+ find their passion for American Sign Language. •CSUN Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies. •U of A Master’s Degree-Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher Preparation Program and Accelerated Master’s Program. •Passed the ASLPI (American Sign Language Proficiency Exam) through Gallaudet University. •Was a teacher of the deaf and an *itinerant teacher for the entire school district. *Itinerant teachers (also called "visiting" or "peripatetic" teachers) are traveling schoolteachers. They are sometimes specialized to work in their trade or field of special education as well as providing individual tutoring. The additional ($24) program I use to teach lessons has been approved and endorsed by Gallaudet University and has met the standards for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). It has also been accepted as an appropriate curriculum by TEKS or the Texas Essential Knowledge standards for Texas High school students. If you would like to take the course information to your school to see if it is accepted for credits whether that be for high school or college, please let me know. (The addition of this program is not required, but it does support retention for serious students.) To get the most out of our lessons, I recommend 10-15 lessons to start with as this ensures you have time to learn and grow as a student, as language learning happens over time. My priority is to help you succeed. I also realize that everyone learns differently. This is why all of my tutoring/teaching/mentoring is 100% individualized. I plan according to your goals, your learning style, and your challenges. My students get results because their learning is tailored to their individual needs. TUTORING OPTIONS: Private Lessons: From beginner to advanced, lessons are tailored to your level and needs, with use of videos, materials, and other tools as needed for success. Homework Assistance: Taking an ASL class and feeling lost? Let me help! We’ll work with your class lessons and makes them understandable! Group Classes: Want to work with your friends on learning? now you can! (Use the ASK A QUESTION button to set up group rates.) Family Classes: Deaf family member and need support? I am here to help facilitate communication! Baby Sign Language Classes: Advocates report that taking baby sign language classes enables children to communicate effectively before speech evolves and improves language acquisition and parent-child bonding. Baby sign language is NOT American Sign Language with all its syntax and structure, but uses signs from ASL in a way baby can comprehend and utilize them. Other reasons to take ASL classes include: Continued Education, valuable curriculum for homeschooled students, provides work or business language support (valuable for medical personnel, audiologists, behavior clinic specialists, etc.) For students age 8 and under, I recommend 15- to 30-minute sessions. Please contact me for that special pricing. (Use the ASK A QUESTION button) TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: Total immersion gives the language learner the best chance at acquiring a new language. Just as moving to another country can strengthen language, in American Sign Language it is important to get involved in the community, watch videos, movies, read books, and use the voice-off method that has been known to support student growth. In each lesson, I strive to include Deaf experience situations and opportunities to immerse the student even further. These methods have been tried and true for decades, and as you become more comfortable over time, they will feel like second nature and provide you with results.
50% OFF$26
/30 mins
Show More

24/7 access to knowledge

Keep on learning wherever, whenever

Ready to learn American Sign Language?

TakeLessons keeps your learning journey going 24/7 with free on-demand videos.
Start today
Sample video

Private lessons

50% OFF$48 / avg. lesson
Private selected

Group classes

FREE no credit card needed
Group not selected

Private lessons

1:1 lessons with a trusted instructor
Meet online or in person
Package options of 1, 5, 10 or 15 lessons
Free on-demand videos and articles

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lessons (private or group) and if you're not satisfied, we'll find you a better match or refund unused lessons. Exceptions apply Learn more

Learn anything, anytime.

Fuel your curiosity: Explore the arts and sciences, learn new skills, and so much more.

Flexible pricing to meet your needs

Our learning experiences are meant to meet your budget—and your first one is on us.

Hundreds of subjects

Choose your course: explore the arts and sciences, learn day-to-day skills, and so much more

Thousands of trusted experts

Know you’re learning from the best. Every TakeLessons instructor is background-checked by Microsoft.

Unlimited ways to learn

Get 1:1 lessons, drop in on live classes, or just read up—you set the pace.

She’s great. I’ve been meaning to learn ASL forever and now that I’ve finally taken the plunge I m so lucky to have someone as kind snd PATIENT as Kimber. She makes it all easy to understand and is pa

Earl (American Sign Language lessons with Kimber W.)

Wow, can’t say enough good things about Bill! My boyfriend and I decided recently that ASL was something we would really like to pursue learning together, so I signed us both up for lessons with Bill

Blair (American Sign Language lessons with William C.)

Great all the time fun 🤩

Frances (American Sign Language lessons with William C.)

This was my first lesson with Kimber (Ollie) and she was excellent. She was prepared, when she saw that I understood something quickly, we kept moving and when I struggled a little bit, she had me rep

Skylar (American Sign Language lessons with Kimber W.)

She’s great. I’ve been meaning to learn ASL forever and now that I’ve finally taken the plunge I m so lucky to have someone as kind snd PATIENT as Kimber. She makes it all easy to understand and is pa

Earl (American Sign Language lessons with Kimber W.)

Wow, can’t say enough good things about Bill! My boyfriend and I decided recently that ASL was something we would really like to pursue learning together, so I signed us both up for lessons with Bill

Blair (American Sign Language lessons with William C.)

Popular American Sign Language videos

Watch free videos from your favorite instructors, on-demand, anytime

Trending American Sign Language Articles

You may also be interested in

American Sign Language Lessons

American Sign Language (ASL) is the language used by the Deaf Community in the United States. However, you do not need to be hearing impaired to benefit from learning ASL!

Developed by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc in the nineteenth century, ASL is now the fourth-most common language studied in colleges across the country.

ASL is primarily, but not exclusively, used to communicate with deaf friends, family members, neighbors, and other members of the Deaf Community. Signing up for American Sign Language lessons with us opens doors for both yourself and others as you learn to communicate with your hands, face, and body instead of your voice.

Certified American Sign Language Teachers

Our certified ASL tutors work with you to develop an individualized course of study. Personalized instruction means that whether you are looking for American Sign Language lessons for beginners or preparing for a career as an interpreter, we have a teacher for you.

Our American Sign Language tutors set their rates, which you will see as you peruse the list of available teachers. You can also see reviews from previous students as well as the credentials of each potential match. The average cost of ASL lessons is $29 for 30 minutes, $40 for 45 minutes, or $48 for an hour.

Since there is a wide range of teachers available, you can find a match for your budget and learning style. You can even contact an American Sign Language teacher beforehand to see if they are a good fit! Once you have selected your teacher, schedule, and package, you can complete the sign-up process. Congratulations: You’re ready to learn!

Online American Sign Language Lessons for All Ages

It is always the right time to learn ASL. Regardless of your age, learning ASL can increase your cognition, increase spatial awareness, and aid memory. Children who learn foreign languages perform better on tests, show improved problem-solving skills, and improve communication skills in both their native and acquired language. Adults not only gain mental benefits but become more valuable in the workplace as they gain the ability to interpret.

Whether you are looking for American Sign Language lessons for kids or instruction for adults, you will find the right teacher for you at TakeLessons. When you need American Sign Language lessons near you, we have you covered.

American Sign Language Lessons for All Levels

Whether you are coming to ASL for the first time or you’ve been practicing it for years, we have lessons tailored for you. We offer American Sign Language lessons for beginners, experts, and everything in between—all personalized for you as an individual student. As you grow more confident in your skills, your tutor will continue to challenge you and help you achieve your goals.

We offer American Sign Language lessons near you. You can conveniently schedule classes at home, in the teacher’s studio or classroom, or online. Learning ASL is a rewarding process, and we’d love to help you get started.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ASL Lessons

As you begin to learn ASL, you can expect to learn:

  • Fingerspelling and numbers
  • Basic vocabulary
  • Commands and sentence structures
  • Asking and requesting
  • Providing clarifications
  • Pluralization
  • Classifiers

Sample Curriculum in Intermediate ASL Lessons

As you become more comfortable, you may learn topics such as:

  • Complex grammar rules
  • Communicating narratives
  • Proper sequencing
  • Conditionals
  • Additional study of the Deaf Culture and Community

Sample Curriculum for Advanced American Sign Language Lessons

As you master ASL, classes may:

  • Improve conversational skills
  • Describe complex situations and processes
  • Discuss hypotheticals
  • Use character role shifting
  • Develop simultaneous interpretation skills

Live American Sign Language Lessons With TakeLessons Live

TakeLessons Live is a new, expansive learning option that offers online group classes scheduled throughout the day, as well as on-demand videos, readings, and lessons for you to access at any time.

The online group classes at TakeLessons Live allow you the benefit of taking various classes on our live schedule. The Live page allows you to select classes in American Sign Language when you’re free. In addition, you can join classes in any discipline or course, whether that’s in a new language or an artistic endeavor.

Live classes are a great way to squeeze a little learning in during breaks from work or even during your lunch hour. TakeLessons Live lets you jump in and out of classes as you’re available. A Live membership comes with unlimited videos in any subject, allowing you the freedom to explore your curiosity and find your passion.

Plus, our mobile app and web platform are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a rotating schedule of classes and a selection of on-demand videos and lessons. Access American Sign Language classes, on-demand videos, and in-depth readings when it’s convenient for you.

Whether it’s Spanish, guitar, coding, or other classes, TakeLessons Live offers something for you. Our teachers can’t wait to meet you, not to mention all the other students who you can connect with along the way, sharing ideas and encouraging each other as you learn.

Come explore the online group classes at TakeLessons Live and level up your learning experience today.

Sign up Today

The best online American Sign Language lessons are those centered around you as the individual learner. TakeLessons is here to help you achieve your ASL goals. All you have to do is choose your American Sign Language teacher, schedule, and package, and take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

See More

FAQ

How long does it take to learn ASL?

arrow

You will need anywhere from a few months to several years to learn American Sign Language, depending on your goals. As with any language, basic key phrases and simple communication come relatively quickly, but fluency takes much longer to achieve. If your aim is to become a real-time interpreter, then it will take several years to develop the skills and fluency necessary. Meanwhile, exchanging pleasantries with a friend or neighbor will come much faster.

The guidance of a certified American Sign Language tutor near you can help you gain skills more quickly and easily than self-guided study, especially to capture the nuance and grace of the language. At TakeLessons, we make it easy to find a tutor to move at your pace as you learn ASL.

What countries use ASL?

arrow

American Sign Language is largely used in the United States and western provinces of Canada. Related languages are used in West Africa and Southeast Asia, though they vary based on needed vocabulary. There are also dialects of ASL, just as there are with other languages. Slang, accents, sign choice, and rhythm are different depending on region, even within the United States.

There is a great diversity in signed languages worldwide, including some of the most common: Chinese Sign Language (CSL or ZGS), Brazilian Sign Language, and Indo-Pakistani Sign Language. Other languages in English-speaking countries include British Sign Language (BSL), Auslan (used in Australia), New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), and Irish Sign Language (ISL).

How is ASL different from English?

arrow

American Sign Language is a natural language with its own syntax, vocabulary, and grammar. As such, it is distinct from English and should be considered a separate language. Acquiring mastery of ASL is comparable to other languages in terms of time and effort.

Working with a mentor to learn ASL is one of the best ways to establish a firm foundation and build toward fluency. One-on-one instruction tailored to your needs and skill level will help you gain knowledge and confidence.

In the press

Ready to learn American Sign Language?

Microsoft TakeLessons offers a wide array of learning resources, from 1:1 private instruction, to live group lessons, to courses specially designed for any type of student. We have grown to a global community of over 20,000 students, and we’re excited for you to join us!
Try now

Find the perfect class for you

Popular Cities

Popular Language Lessons