American Sign Language (ASL) I

Journey into the world of American Sign Language! In this class, you will be introduced to American Sign Language - learn greetings, gender signs, family signs and other vocabulary words.

You will also learn about Deaf culture and history and discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

Course Materials

Please bring $20 to the first class meeting for course materials.


"Intro to ASL was a great class. The instructor did a wonderful job of providing useful information and gave us lots of opportunity to practice. It was exactly what I was looking for. This introductory course gave me a chance to determine if ASL is something I want to learn more about, and I do!"  - Jane Shaughness, spring 2017 student

"The instructor was fantastic! She was fun and engaging. She made sure everyone in the class understood the material, and made it easy to learn and understand. She encouraged working with our peers in the classroom which was great to also make friends and get to know each other while we learn together. I look forward to taking a class again with Alisa!"  - Lauren F, spring 2018 student

ASL Manual Alphabet