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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of American Sign Language Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute American Sign Language lessons is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $155 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$32 average
$80
45-min $15
 
$45 average
$118
60-min $15
 
$54 average
$155

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute American Sign Language lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute American Sign Language lessons are 17% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $32.

Curious how much American Sign Language lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best American Sign Language teachers .

American Sign Language Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular American Sign Language instructors

Alan B.

Largo, FL
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Thomas Y.

Gaithersburg, MD
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Portland, MI
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About Alan B.

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Largo, FL
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Hi, my name is Alan. I am a college graduate who is deaf and fluent in ASL, but can also speak and lipread well. I am presently volunteering to teach a sign language class to a group of hearing students in a local public library on Tuesday evenings. I have been teaching/tutoring ASL privately for over 8 years. I would love to help you learn ASL and interact with deaf people using the expressive and receptive skills that I have mastered throughout my life. I am a very patient teacher who would like to see you become successful in conversing in ASL. I am available to provide you with my tutoring service in the mornings, afternoons or evenings during the week. Please contact me if you are interested

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Patrick M. June 4, 2014
· Sign Language · In home
Amazing Teacher and had a great experience!

About Thomas Y.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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I have tutored American Sign Language (ASL) during my time as a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and as a federal employee.

With my Deaf experience and experience with tutoring ASL, I can make tutees feel comfortable with talking in ASL and talking with Deaf people, Hard-of-Hearing people, and Deafblind people.

As for a book, I recommend “Basic Course in American Sign Language” authored by Tom Humphries.

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Shibo Z. October 20, 2018
· American Sign Language · In studio
Super patient instructor, provided a very immersive learning experience!

About Carla C.

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Portland, MI

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I've been teaching American Sign Language for 5 years, and signing myself for 18 years, and my students have gone on to develop a love for ASL, Deaf people, and Deaf culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to carry on a simple conversation in the language, and as time goes on you'll be able to feel totally at ease with Deaf people. I have great online tools you can use for free to practice between lessons, and I'm flexible with any other resources we use. I can't wait to meet you!

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Carmen April 17, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Awesome!
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Cadyn L. March 6, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
First lesson was fantastic and I look forward to more! Wonderful teacher, patient, understanding and willing to work with what you know to help build you up to where you want to be.
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Megan November 21, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Working with Carla has been incredible! I had a minimal amount of ASL experience before starting lessons and Carla has helped me learn so much in such a short amount of time. She's wonderful at helping you to incorporate what she's teaching into conversations so you can practice using and understanding signs.

I was able to use my short 4 weeks of private lessons on a recent trip where I was able to have a lovely conversation with a member of the deaf community - thanks to Carla.

I look forward to continuing on and developing a much deeper understanding of ASL!

Ava H.

Houston, TX
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Amber F.

Lancaster, TX
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Purnima R.

Redlands, CA
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About Ava H.

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Houston, TX
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Have you ever wanted to learn American Sign Language, but couldn’t find out where? Here is an opportunity for you to learn at your pace and your convenience. I first began learning Sign Language back in 2nd grade. In high school my school offered both ASL 1 and 2. I then became more interested in the Language and decided to major in Deaf Education. I have been in the Deaf Education field for 6 years now and I enjoy helping my students communicate using ASL. I hope to connect with you soon!

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Jeffrey March 3, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
Excellent instructor
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Jeff G. February 28, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
Absolutely 100% satisfied
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Rochelle January 15, 2019
· American Sign Language · In home
Ava is a great teacher. She will be on time and prepared. She is thorough and her signs are very clean and precise. Ava is patient, kind and flexible. If I were to relate her interpreting or signing to an audible language I would say she speaks proper. I love watching her sign.

About Amber F.

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Lancaster, TX

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Being born to deaf parents, my first language is American Sign Language. I am a CODA (child of deaf adult). My primary language is English and an expert ASL signer. By nature, Im apart of the Deaf/HH community and look to grow in advocating. I would like to reach hearing parents with deaf children or even hearing children with deaf parents by helping them advance in using their sign language skills proficiently.
I’m also interested in working with students whom are interested in ASL as a second language or even a hobby. Taking ASL in high school and need tutoring? I can assist in learning the visual and gestural communication of the signing.

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Malia February 27, 2019
· American Sign Language · In home
Amber is great!
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Malia February 27, 2019
· American Sign Language · In home
Amber is great!
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Frank January 25, 2019
· American Sign Language · In home
Amber is super! She works well with our special needs daughter. She is very knowledgeable, and able to show us the ASL signs our daughter needs.

About Purnima R.

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Redlands, CA

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Im native ASL since birth. I am Graduation Student to become an ASL instructor. I've worked in school education over three years within the private and public school and Deaf school to teach ASL, Mentor and help students to learn ASL.

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Maria H. January 17, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
I love learning from Purnima! Not only a I getting fully immersed in language, I get to learn about Deaf culture. Purnima makes learning vocabulary easy, and takes the time to answer questions if something doesn't makes sense. She is so sweet and kind, and I would recommend any classes with her.
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Ramon January 17, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
this is the best asl class here in my opinion. it covered a lot. and helped me review and remember some stuff i forgot from not being active in the Deaf community here.
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Leticia January 17, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
Her patience, sweet demeanor and attempt to answer every question yet keep on task is impressive.

Why TakeLessons?

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American Sign Language Lessons

Do you want to take ASL lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private ASL lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a proficient user of the ASL language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our ASL tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of Sign language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning ASL.

ASL can take up to 30 weeks, or 750 hours, of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learning ASL is extremely useful for both the Deaf and the Hearing, because it helps with career prospects, academic performance, business opportunities, and personal relationships. Become a better ASL user and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online American Sign Language classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:
ASL Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out ASL books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn ASL and other languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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