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Maribeth M.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AAS in American Sign Language Interpreting and Education from Columbus State Community College
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Maribeth M.

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I work with signers and interpreters at all levels, using English, ASL, dialogues, materials, and videos. I am an excellent teacher and tutor with:

* Students who have a disability
* Returning students who want to brush-up on their skills
* Current students who need tutoring to excel in their studies
* New students learning American Sign Language for the first time
* Novice interpreters seeking to pass the national certification exam
* Professional interpreters and students needing a mentor to improve target skills

There are as many reasons to learn ASL as there are students, and I'm here to help each of you reach your goals! Sign up, and let's get started today!

About Maribeth

One day when I was about 8 years old, I met a boy about half my age who was Deaf. He tried to tell me something involving his elbow, and I thought he hurt his elbow. I was sad that I couldn't understand what he was saying. I tried my best to play with him, even though we couldn't communicate. Te

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Sarah Herr
She’s a great instructor/mentor especially for people going into ASL interpreting! She focuses on what you personally need to improve with most and is a lot of fun to learn from!
Matthew
Maribeth has been a wonderful addition to my son’s budding interest in sign language. She is excited, prepared, has excellent communication in and out of lessons, and is willing to work with his interests to keep him motivated.
Kayla Y.
What an amazing tutor, Maribeth is exactly what I needed. I feel 100% better facing my college instructor for my expressive test. She is flexible and very knowledgable, I will reach out to her again if I need additional tutoring.
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Kat F.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Kat F.

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If you are looking for a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language (ASL) let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

I am a college professor, state certified educator, and an Interpreter. I love working with students and sharing what I know. It is such a joy watching students understanding and skills grow. I am thrilled and honored to be part of continuing the use of ASL and appreciation of Deaf Culture.

I cater lessons to match your learning style and communication needs. Your classes will also have music, role-play, games and story telling.

I introduce every new lesson with grammar concepts, vocabulary, and interactive practice. Then you will be able to use a DVD and workbook to rehearse and study on your own.
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About Kat

How about a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language? Let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

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Brett C.
Kat is amazing and very interactive. I can’t wait for more lessons with her
Giada T.
Kat is amazing! My daughter absolutely clicked with her right away. Day 1. She has already learned so much. We are excited to see what the other classes with her will bring. Highly recommend.
Zylah A.
Very patient and easy to understand. Fabulous teacher. 10/10 would recommend. :)
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Chaneé N.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chaneé N.

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Sign Language is an awesome form of visual communication! I love ASL and the deaf culture. I have years of experience and I'd be delighted to teach you. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to your needs and goals. Not only will you be signing like a pro in no time, but you will be able to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Let's get started!

About Chaneé

Hey There! I'm Chaneé. I am an American Sign Language tutor and professional Actress. Over the years I have taught ASL to many actors for specific roles and just great students who wanted to learn to communicate with the deaf. If you have friends or family that is deaf or dealing with hearing loss

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Georgia Mann
so so so kind and flexible!! She is easy to work with, and a very good teacher.
Sara
She, from the beginning, has made this comfortable and fun to the point that her and I are in this for the long run. Very outgoing and helpful with ASL since it is one of her passions too.
Nathalee J.
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Carla C.

67 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music Education from Lubbock Christian University
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Carla C.

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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!

About Carla

I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Bur

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Stephanie
My first lesson with Carla was absolutely wonderful! She’s a patient and knowledgeable instructor, and I learned a lot from her in just one session. So excited that I bought a package of lessons!
Tuba P.
she is very nice and understand me! thank you Carla!
Tia C.
My first lesson with Carla was amazing. I felt like I learned so much within a 30 minute session. She made learning easy and fun, it felt like I was chatting with an old friend! I definitely recommend!
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Krista D.

69 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language (ASL)
  • American Sign Language from University Of New Hampshire
  • Teaching since 2009
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Krista D.

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I am dedicated to teaching American Sign Language (ASL) to anyone who would like to learn this beautiful language but has never known where to start. I offer a variety of services to help you in your language journey such as one on one private lessons thru SKYPE, tutoring and Baby Signing Time classes.

About Krista

Hi, I'm Krista. I am a professional sign language instructor as well as Certified Baby Sign Language instructor with many years of experience teaching everyone of all ages this beautiful language from the comfort of their own home through online lessons here on TakeLessons.com! as well as private o

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Gail
I enjoyed my class very much. Looking forward to next week.
Treena G.
I adore Krista! She’s an awesome instructor! Looking forward to our classes!
Annie
Great, helpful and understanding teacher
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Purnima R.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Purnima R.

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Hello There!

I am a Deaf ASL instructor, and I've been teaching since 2015. I've enjoying to see my students develop a sense of ASL, which is a beautiful and visual language to learn.

Once you take a few ASL classes, you will build your signs skills to able to converse with Deaf people and learn about Deaf Culture.

About Purnima

My name is Purnima, and I am a Deaf ASL Instructor. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with TASL (Teaching American Language in a Master's Degree). I have been teaching ASL since 2015 in different local public schools. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Deaf School.

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Brandon
Purnima is a fantastic instructor. She taught me quite a bit in a single semester. She’s a very thoughtful, patient, and supportive teacher.
Charlotte
Purnima is great! She has a background in teaching ASL so she is knowledgeable about grammar and how to teach it, and she’s fun to talk to as well!
Camille
helping me practice for ASL 4 CLASS which has been very helpful

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The average cost of 60-minute American Sign Language lessons is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $74 and $74 per hour.
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"One of the best teacher's I have ever had. He is very informational and helps out in any way possible. The most qualified and the best teacher to have been taught ASL by! Have taken many lessons by him and definitely recommend having him teach you if you want to really truly learn the beautiful language of sign!"
Meredith K
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Carla brought a lot of information I needed."
Ruben
Took American Sign Language lessons from Carla C.
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"Mr. Slate is a caring person that desires you to learn and love the language. I have really enjoyed my experiences with him and I have learned so many valuable skills. I would say that I have become a better signer because of his teaching style and dedication."
Luke
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Knows her ASL and Grammar ! Always learning better ways to sign each lesson!"
Lisa
Took American Sign Language lessons from Carla C.
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"Maribeth taught me ASL, and she helped me zero in on my weaknesses and build them up into strengths! She helped me improve my receptive skills so that I’m no longer intimidated by fingerspelling! A+ teacher!"
Brenda M.
Took American Sign Language lessons from Maribeth M.
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"Fantastic instructor. Patient, knowledgeable, and kind. I highly recommend booking a lesson with Alan."
Lena
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"Kaitlin has been great to work with as we learn. Really helps us to build on our learning."
Brandon
Took American Sign Language lessons from Kaitlin W.
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"Kat has proven to be such a valuable and wonderful teacher. From the beginning of our process of starting ASL lessons for my daughter, she was communicative, thorough and 100% professional. Once our lessons began, she proved to be an incredible instructor (my daughter loves her lessons) as well as conscientious in our lesson schedule. Further, even when we need to change our lesson due to a scheduling conflict, she is very understanding, which I have appreciated. I can not recommend Kat enough!!!"
Shelley
Took American Sign Language lessons from Kat F.
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"Tony (Mr. Slate) was a huge influence on me during my high school years. He cares more about his students than any other teacher I've had. He is one of those special teachers you never forget, and I am so thankful to have known him! You rock, Tony!"
Travis
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"She is very kind and a very nice teacher. I learned a lot each class."
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American Sign Language Lessons Near You and Online

Are you looking for a way to take your sign language skills to the next level? Signing up for sign language lessons with a qualified ASL teacher is the best way to learn how to sign. Whether online or in-person, private sign language lessons enable you to build up your conversational abilities in the most efficient way possible.

About ASL

American Sign Language (ASL) first arose in the early 19th century when a minister, Thomas Gallaudet, was attempting to teach his neighbor's deaf daughter how to read and write. Gallaudet visited the National Institute for Deaf-Mutes in Paris, then asked one of the professors to return with him to the United States. 

Together they established the American School for the Deaf and developed ASL. Today, ASL is the fourth most studied language by American university students, but it’s not a universal language. In other words, signs differ between American, British, and French Sign Language. 

There are even different ASL dialects in the United States, Canada, and other countries. It's also a language in its own right — not an exact, word-for-word equivalent of spoken English. Syntax and words can change meaning in American Sign Language depending on hand movements, expressions, and where a sign is placed in a person's signing space.

Why Learn Sign Language?

Many people learn sign language because they're part of the Deaf Community or because they wish to communicate more easily with deaf friends and family members. But you certainly don't have to know someone who is deaf to want to learn ASL. There are plenty of other reasons to learn, too!

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires many businesses and services to provide ASL interpreters, so learning ASL will boost your resume in almost any industry. Knowing ASL also provides opportunities to help those around you. Consider volunteering at a local church or theater. Or, you can simply be prepared to assist a stranger when you’re out and about. 

Learning how to sign is a deeply rewarding process, right from the start. You’ll be amazed at just how much you can communicate with signs, facial expressions, and body language. This opens our minds to the fact that communication is about much more than spoken words.

What You'll Learn in American Sign Language Lessons

The prompt feedback, individual attention, and personalized curriculum you'll receive from a teacher in sign language will give you an advantage when learning this complex language. Many students find that private ASL lessons are more engaging and effective than large classroom settings.

Private lessons are available for students of all ages and backgrounds. Every lesson plan will be uniquely tailored to match the student’s individual interests and learning style. For example, if your goal is to communicate with a loved one, the focus of your sign language lessons may differ from those centered on professional applications of ASL.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ASL Lessons

If you have little or no previous knowledge of ASL, a beginner’s lesson is the perfect place to start. These classes introduce students to the basics of sign language, laying the groundwork for ASL proficiency. In your first few lessons, you can expect to study the following topics:

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

Sample Curriculum in Intermediate ASL Lessons

In intermediate American Sign Language Classes near you, you'll continue to refine your existing skills and practice using basic sentence structures. Intermediate lessons will likely cover the following topics:

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

Sample Curriculum for Advanced American Sign Language Lessons

In advanced American Sign Language lessons, you'll apply everything you've learned to develop and discuss more complex ideas. You'll discuss current events, political issues, and attitudes within the Deaf Community. Classes may cover the following topics:

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

The amount of time needed to learn ASL depends on your frequency of lessons as well as time dedicated to studying and practicing in the Deaf community. Most ASL degree programs recommend at least six courses to reach a lower-intermediate level. 

Achieving fluency requires additional education and practice. But don’t be intimidated! You can overcome challenges and learn more quickly when studying with a private teacher at your own pace.

Find the Right ASL Teacher

Every student has their own learning style and should find a teacher they can connect with. When you're ready to begin lessons, a quick search in our directory for ASL teachers will provide a long list of qualified candidates. You can view qualifications such as teaching experience, degrees, reviews, and more. You can even send an introductory message to them before booking your first lesson.

Our teachers come highly recommended and have passed background checks. They’re also flexible when it comes to scheduling so that you can learn at your convenience. Lessons can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the goals of the student. You’ll find that learning ASL is a great investment of your time and energy, whether you take lessons twice a week or just once a month.

Online sign language lessons bring students a whole new level of access to the best ASL teachers. You can use online lessons to stay connected with your tutor, whether they’re across town or across the country. This also means you can keep your pajamas on and learn from the comfort of your home!

When studying with a TakeLessons tutor, you'll enjoy course materials that are customized to your interests. Teachers can also provide special focuses in areas such as interpretation. So, whether you want to improve your existing skills or you’re just getting started, studying with a private tutor will put you on the fast track to reaching your goals!

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To effectively communicate with sign language, you need to know basic sign language words and phrases. Just like spoken languages, there are a variety of sign languages used around the world. American Sign Language (ASL) is used throughout North America, including the U.S. and English-speaking Canada. ASL is a complete language, which means that you can communicate just about anything through signing. Those who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as people with functional hearing, use ASL …

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