Dan Castle
Laguna Woods, CA
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Dan Castle

Dan C.

Laguna Woods, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a PASSION for ASL and use the latest materials and techniques. All lessons are worked out between student, family and myself. Meeting the students' needs are upmost to success.

About Dan C.

I love teaching ASL so much for it is my passion. I am a fun ASL teacher and you will love how fast you learn ASL. Sign up now. You can find my youtube videos online. My background includes having deaf parents and daughters that are deaf so I have been using ASL all of my life as it's my first language and I am a CODA (child of deaf parents). I have taught k-12 deaf students for over 30 years. My favorite subject is teaching American Sign Language (all levels) and interpreting which I taught at the local college for over 20 years. I have lifetime teaching credentials for k-12 and community college. Presently, I interpret for the deaf free-lance. I have taught over 3000 students over my many years of teaching, it is my love.


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Posted Dec 14, 2020
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Dan has been absolutely amazing! From the very first lesson, he has been nothing but kind, patient and funny throughout all our sessions. Every lesson he incorporates games and anecdotes making it so much fun to learn!

He is very knowledgeable not only in ASL, but also in interpreting, which is great for my studies; I plan on having lessons with him throughout my studies for further help and practice.

He is super passionate about teaching ASL and goes out of his way to send you resources, links and information to further help your learning and practice of the language. Truly one of a kind!

I highly recommend him for learning any level of ASL!

Posted Jul 23, 2020
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Posted Mar 19, 2020
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Dan is awesome to work with. I've had five 30 minute sessions so far, and now have switched to 60 minutes - I've even paid in advance for 20 lessons because I know I'll be continuing with him long term. Love that he's very detail oriented and corrects me when I sign less than perfect.

Posted Jul 18, 2019
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Posted Jun 6, 2019
Beth F.
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A great instructor! Very patient and encouraging, and a great resource for real-world knowledge and experience. Very valuable insight, analogies, and guidance. Would definitely recommend!

Posted Jun 19, 2018
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Dan is great! He made me comfortable in learning something that is so foreign to me. I look forward to my next lesson with Dan!

Posted Feb 5, 2017
Charlie B.
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Dan was extremely helpful and experienced! He had prepared beforehand and gave me great ideas for my sign language presentation for next week. I learned new vocabulary words and he helped me with ASL interpretation! I am grateful!

Posted Jul 11, 2016

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Interpreter for the Deaf
Sep 1972 - Present


Having Deaf parents, I have been a freelance interpreter for most of my life. I currently interpret meetings, medical, and various other interpreting settings.

Teacher of the Deaf
Sep 1975 - Jul 2012


I have taught the deaf using my native language ASL for over 30 years.

ASL Instructor
Jan 1976 - Jun 1999

RCC and Mt. SAC

I taught all levels of American Sign Language at these two community colleges for over 20 years, using the latest techniques and lessons that included humor.


M.A. in Deaf Education
Jun 1970 - Aug 1975



American Sign Language

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher, K-12 for life, state of California
Sep 1980

California Teacher Licensing

Community College Instructor Credential for Life
Sep 1980

California Teacher Licensing


Teacher of the Year
May 1983

State of California, Dept. of Education


National Education Association
Sep 1975
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