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Amber F.

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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amber F.

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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.

About Amber

Do you want to expand your signing skills from a CODA (Child Of Deaf Adult) and educator? ASL being my first language and English a second language, I’ve signed to my mother, father, brothers and others in the deaf community by nature. I’m currently learning to sign music in ASL which has been a gr

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So helpful. What i think is really important about amber is she can tell what the weakness are and knows how to help you practice and improve in a comfortable fun way. I really do appreciate when someone can help me fix mistakes or grow stronger. Im stone deaf and never really learned any form of sign , especially not asl. It means everything she’s pacient and wants me to learn correctly and well. Thank you
Brasha
Amber is just a amazing...my son wanted to learn sign language. She was able to teach him. He will be taking more lessons. Thank you Amber
Mrs. McNeal
Amber is patience and understanding. She allowed me to learn at my own pace.

Catherine M.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Catherine M.

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I teach Conversational American Sign Language. If you want to be able to communicate effectively with Deaf people where you work, at your school, in church, or at the grocery store, you need this fun course. I like to teach students the way Deaf people really sign, and give them opportunities to interact with native ASL users to become comfortable in their signing.

About Catherine

Hi! I am a fluent ASL user. I have taught classes for both Deaf and Hearing children & adults for over 25 years, and even founded a Christian school for the Deaf! I've interpreted professionally in the community, at religious services, medical venues, and in higher education for 30 years, I hav

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Julia L.
What can I say? Cathy is amazing! I really enjoy the class, how patient she is and very kind!
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Uneva
I am so happy that I chose Cathy, to learn from. She teaches ASL in a fun and informative environment. From the history of the language, to the reason a sign looks the way it does, to “hands-on” activities - you will learn and retain the information. Cathy prepares her students to interact in the deaf community, and encourages us to do so. I am quickly learning the language, meeting wonderful people (who I otherwise never would have met) and I’m growing more confident in ASL all the time. Thanks Cathy!
Ann
Cathy is very knowledgeable of ASL and the history behind it. She demonstrates how the local deaf community uses signs that may be different in other places.
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Kat F.

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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • MS Education from University of Bridgeport
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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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Kat is so friendly . Just had my first class, but she makes learning fun. I’m very motivated to continue learning with Kat’s help.
Rusty
Kat is a very knowledgable teacher of ASL. I'm very impressed with her attention and respect for deaf culture. She's had high-level experience interpreting for the governor of CT. So cool with all those cameras! I highly recommend her for students of ASL in all levels, especially beginners.
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Carla C.

55 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • BA Music Education from Lubbock Christian University
  • Teaching since 1998
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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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Tina S.
Carla was very helpful the class was awesome I was very pleased with everything the way she helped me she answered all my questions I really enjoyed it and I will continue with her in the future
Olivia A.
I had a great lesson with Carla! I am so excited to start my journey with learning ASL with her! She’s fun to work with and I’m excited for more lessons.
Chris & Jackie G.
this was our first session and it was great. we are excited for Carla to take us on this journey to learn ASL!
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Tony S.

105 Reviews
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  • Speaks ASL, BSL
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Westbury Christian School
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Tony S.

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NEW!!! I am now offering 15 minute CHAT sessions. These are great for just chatting, brushing up on skills, etc. NO VOICE chat sessions! NO VOICE mentor or quick practice sessions! Use them how you would like!

I've been teaching ASL for 21 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of ASL and Deaf culture! I am passionate about teaching, Deaf ministry, and ASL!
Within the first few lessons, you'll start signing simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to converse with people who are Deaf! You will also be learning about the culture of Deaf people at the same time.

PRACTICE PARTNER/SIGN COACH?
Nervous about meeting people who are deaf? Want to learn some tips to get over those first moments of nervousness? Do you just need someone to practice with? I would love to help you!

Some of my students book private lessons with me just to have someone to chat with and practice. The more you practice, the more confidence you will have. Sign up

About Tony

Thank you so much for checking out my profile! My name is Tony and I've been teaching formal and private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students learn American Sign Language while developing confidence in their skills. I went to Harding University and was trained and tutored by a Mast

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Kelcey D.
I really enjoy learning new languages, and I truly believe that having a great teacher is essential to success. Tony is AWESOME. He is so patient and kind. He really helps you understand why the signs are what they are and how the deaf community communicates even beyond signing. I am really enjoying our lessons and the 'homework' he assigns is fun and manageable. I highly recommend him!
Ella H.
Thank you Tony! This was a great first lesson.
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Krista D.

61 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language (ASL)
  • American Sign Language from University Of New Hampshire
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Krista is great, very understanding and goes at your pace. I would very much recommend her :)

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The average cost of 60-minute American Sign Language lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $60 per hour.
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"Alan is a very Thorough instructor. He explains things so it’s easy for his students to learn. Thank you for your patience. Looking forward to next weeks class."
Mark
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"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."
Ramon
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"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."
Rochelle
Took American Sign Language lessons from Ava H.
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"She is amazing and I learned a lot in the 30 mins I was with her in our first lesson."
Christina
Took American Sign Language lessons from Chaneé N.
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"Amber is a great ASL teacher. We had face-to-face practice lessons. She is patient, caring and has a kind and delightful personality. You can sense her passion for teaching. She shared different learning strategies on how I can develop and improve my fingerspelling, receptive and expressive skills. I enjoyed our practice sessions! She is very encouraging and flexible! Great ASL teacher!"
Barbara
Took American Sign Language lessons from Amber F.
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"Mr. Slate was not my first ASL instructor, but he did reinforce key aspects of ASL that made my foundation solid. He really takes the time to make sure each student is learning and try’s to figure out the best way to teach in order for the student to succeed. Thanks to Mr. Slate I was able to discover my passion for ASL."
Alysa
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"I just finished my first lesson with Tony and I am even more excited to pursue ASL now than before. Tony put me at ease right away. He is very personable, easy to talk to, and a great teacher. His passion for ASL is obvious and he teaches with excitement. I am so excited to pursue the next 14 weeks of classes!"
Jessica
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Carla is the best!! She was a random pick from the teachers available and I scored. She is easy to get along with and makes sure we cover what I want to learn."
Carri
Took American Sign Language lessons from Carla C.
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"Very enthusiastic about his work. I enjoy working with Serfiry. His a well respected person. He know how to interact with various people he comes in contacts with. As a ASL teacher he makes people very encouraging to reach there goals."
Ronald
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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Jeff
Took American Sign Language lessons from Ava H.
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American Sign Language Classes Near You

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. 

What You'll Learn in American Sign Language Lessons

The prompt feedback, individual attention, and personalized curriculum you'll receive from a private teacher will give you an advantage when learning this complex language. Private ASL classes near you are more engaging and effective, allowing you to learn quicker than you would in a large class setting. 

Private lessons are available for students of all ages and backgrounds. Keep in mind that not all lessons are alike. For example, sign language classes for adults differ greatly in terms of lesson content and teaching methods than those in sign language classes for kids.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ASL Lessons

If you have little or no previous knowledge of ASL, sign up to learn American Sign Language for beginners. These classes introduce students to the basics of sign language. When you learn ASL for beginners, lessons may include the following topics:

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

Sample Curriculum in Intermediate ASL Classes Near You

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 Classes

In advanced American Sign Language classes, 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 ASL Tutors Near You

When you're ready to begin lessons, a quick search in our directory for ASL tutors near you will provide a long list of qualified candidates. You can view qualifications such as teaching experience, degrees, reviews, and more. 

Our teachers come highly recommended and have passed background checks. They’re also flexible when it comes to scheduling. Lessons can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and if you’d like, you can even take our convenient online classes from the comfort of your home. 

When studying with a TakeLessons tutor, you'll enjoy course materials that are customized to your interests. Teachers also provide special focuses in areas like interpretation. So whether you want to improve your existing skills or sign up to learn ASL for beginners, 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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