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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 $52. 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 $105 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$28 average
$50
45-min $15
 
$40 average
$80
60-min $15
 
$52 average
$105

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 24% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 47% less at $28.

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

Necole R.

Stone Mountain, GA
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Carla C.

Grand Rapids, MI
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Kat F.

Woodbury, CT
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About Necole R.

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Stone Mountain, GA
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I've been teaching ASL for 7 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Deaf culture, be apart of the ASL community, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start building vocabulary and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I also specialize in ASL storytelling, typically use the Signing Naturally level 1, 2 and 3, and Master ASL, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, textbooks, and more.

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andre September 11, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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About Carla C.

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Grand Rapids, 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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Tom October 8, 2018
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really good - explains herself clearly, patient, practical and knows her stuff
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Joanna September 20, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Carla is terrific!
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Joseph W. August 23, 2018
· American Sign Language · In studio
Just from our first lesson I can tell that I will improve my abilities by leaps and bounds under Carla's instruction. She adapted our lesson to my learning level within minutes of my arrival. We made great progress during the meeting, and I have plenty of take-away to keep me busy until our next lesson.

About Kat F.

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Woodbury, CT

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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.
You are always encouraged to ask questions and enjoy every ...

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Frances July 9, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Very nice, kind, helpful,
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Trevor July 8, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Great first lesson! Thank you!
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Amanda W May 8, 2018
· American Sign Language ·
The best teacher on this planet earth. I feel so privileged to have been taught by Professor Kathleen, she is amazing. The plus was the introduction to ASL.

P.S: it takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

Tonya N.

Broken Arrow, OK
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Alexandra H.

Auburn, CA
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Lancaster, TX
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Hello!
I am an American Sign Language teacher and I would love to share my love for American Sign Language with you. I have a Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education, which is where I found my appreciate for this beautiful language and unique culture! I have taught ASL for two years to high school students and would love to find even more people who are interested in learning this language!

Whether you need help just starting small conversations, want to learn simple signs for your baby, or want to become fully versed in sign I can help you get there by practicing vocabulary, grammar, fingerspelling, and other essential skills needed to communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Everyone has to start somewhere when they learn a new skill and I believe we can accomplish your unique signing goals together!

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Amy May 25, 2018
· American Sign Language · In studio
My favorite teacher! She is very caring and works well with students.
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Carl S. April 30, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Tonya is an excellent teacher! I've seen her interact with her students, and she is very personable and has a thorough knowledge of subject matter. Her passion for teaching is very evident, and students and parents alike are very thankful for her efforts. Book Tonya today--you'll be glad you did!

About Alexandra H.

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Auburn, CA
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My name is Alexandra and I have been studying American Sign Language for five years and I am very passionate about signing! I have spent a decent amount of time with Deaf families and students and I have absolutely fallen in love with the Deaf community. In my lessons, I will not only cover vocabulary, but we will learn about the specifics when it comes to sentence structure and the importance of your facial expressions. Lessons will be fun yet, very effective! I hope to eventually make my students comfortable enough to carry on entire conversations in American Sign Language!

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Terri Lowe August 31, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Amazing lesson. She has awesome energy and it is easy to tell that she loves teaching. She was well prepared and her communication with me ahead of time was awesome. Thank you so much!!!

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Lancaster, TX

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Being born to two 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. I Love swing a part of the Deaf/HH community. I would like to reach hearing parents with deaf children or even hearing children with deaf parents by helping them advance in using their sound language skills proficiently.

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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