Learn sign language for free. Yes, it is totally possible, and we have included the best FREE resources we have found. Along with the best ASL homeschool curriculum.
It is so important to learn ASL. In America, American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language, second only to English and Spanish.
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How to Learn Sign Language?
Learning any new language is hard and takes time, and sign language is no different. I am going to share with you a number of different ways you can learn sign language, and some of these are free.
Learn Sign Language Online. There are many ways you can do this, if you are teaching a child why not try one of the homeschool curriculums we recommend? Keep reading for our suggestions.
Outschool has lots of live interactive sign language lessons too.
YouTube Videos. YouTube has a number of fantastic and free of courses sign language videos you can watch, keep reading to see our favorites.
Books. If you prefer to use books and workbooks I will share further down in this post what our favorites are.
Take a College Class. Research local colleges for sign language classes, this is particularly great for older students. They could even use it for dual enrollment or college credit.
Hire a Tutor. I would only recommend this if you have done all of the other options above first, as this can be an expensive option.
Carry on reading for our suggestions on how to learn sign language.
Free Homeschool Sign Language Curriculum
ASL is recognized as a foreign language.
So it will fulfill students’ foreign language requirements for high school and college.
Make sure you double-check the University requirements though, as I have heard of some universities not accepting it.
See what we think the best homeschool curriculum for high school is.
- Free ASL worksheets have fun with fine arts and learn sign language at the same time.
- Free ASL alphabet and numbers 1-10 poster can be downloaded below.
- ASL Connect via Gallaudet University
- Sign Language 101 – offers some free online lessons
- Sign School is a fun and free resource
- Start ASL offers some free content
- Virtual schools in your State will offer ASL, I know Florida Virtual School offers free classes
- ASL for beginners – learn 25 signs you need to know
- Free printable flashcards from Selena at Look We’re Learning
- American Sign Language from Education.com
- American Sign Language Printables
- Live ASL lessons on YouTube with about 5 hours of content.
- Signing Time ASL Dictionary
- ASL Kids
- American Society for Deaf Children
These are not free, but these ASL workbooks are excellent.
- American Sign Language for beginners
- American Sign Language for Kids
- Barron’s American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Guide to ASL 1 and 2 with Online Video Practice
- ASL Flashcards
- American Sign Language Workbook
ASL Curriculum Highschool
My son is currently taking the Mr. D Math online ASL 1 curriculum and it is absolutely fantastic. Check out our Mr D ASL review we have just completed it. My son loved it so much that we will be doing ASL 2 in the summer.
There are three ASL courses and we will take them all. I will write a detailed review on this soon and add the link, but we highly recommend it. What I love about these courses is that you learn about deaf culture and the deaf community.
If you feel that your child has come as far as they can, why not enroll them in an online class via Outschool? It will certainly help with conversational signing. Check out our Outschool review first, but we love them.
What is the Difference Between ASL & BSL
Well, they are completely different languages. Check out this YouTube video to see the differences side by side.
I wanted to add this as we are from the UK originally, but we are going to be learning ASL. If you are looking to learn BSL I recommend Commanding Hands YouTube account.
The main difference is that ASL has a one-handed manual alphabet and a two-handed manual alphabet in BSL. Although there are similarities in vocabulary and signs, they can not be understood by each other’s users.
Download the free Sign Language Poster Printable
If this isn’t quite what you are looking for, this one from Etsy is awesome.
Can you sign? If so what do you online course do you recommend? Please let me know in the comments I would love to hear.
Last Updated on 26 November 2023 by homeschoolof1