AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

What is American Sign Language? (ASL)

American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

About ASL BB American Sign Language classes

We use the Signing Naturally curriculum that was originally developed at a California College and with this curriculum you will learn not only ASL but also valuable information to educate you on the Deaf culture so that you may have a better understanding of the culture and community as a whole.   Our qualified Deaf instructors have a  A “no-voice” teaching method, which affords you the opportunity increase your awareness when signing.  Also the no-voice method compiled with videotext, the workbook, games and more all play in important role in aiding your ability to retain the information in an enjoyable interactive manner.  Additionally we offer various levels of courses to suit your needs.  As well as for you to continue your knowledge of ASL and learn from the beginning level through to the level conversational skills one would use in daily conversations.   If you have previous signing experience, send us an email and we would be happy to set you up for an assessment with one of our instructors.  This will allow us to gauge your level of signing and advise best as to what level we feel you could comfortably begin with. 

Available are a number of classes and services

If you do not see information pertaining to your specific need please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our ASL Introductory class (101) begins with learning the basics of ASL, the importance of ASL fingerspelling and facial expressions, vocabulary and grammar.  You will move into elements of everyday communication so that you are able to sign, understand and relay information .  Some of this would include descriptions of people, places and things.  Also a key element is the knowledge you will gain of a better understanding of the Deaf community and culture. 

Our ASL 102 and 103 classes will take you into buidling you communication, conversational skills and social conversations.  In addition  students will incoporate item descriptions, numbers, requests, events and more.  

ASL Introductory – “Immersion -Crash Course” 101 is the same basic format as our above ASL Introductory class (101). However this class is designed for those unable to attend evening classes or just prefer to do ASL 101 immersion style.  This course takes place over 3 days.  Please visit our 
class schedule page for more information.

Other services include, one on one lessons, family lessons, workplace workshops, educator workshops, senior care, and those with barriers.  For those that are looking for learning ASL words verses full ASL or are looking for baby sign language please visit us at My Smart Hands London. 

ASL BB course fees

Class and material fees are as follows:

REGISTRATION FEE:
All levels of ASL classes consist of a registration fee of $190.00 per registrant  (Plus material fee below where applicable)

MATERIALS FEE:
ASL 101 Signing Naturally Level 1 Workbook with DVD – $130.00 (This dvd and student workbook are also used in 102)
ASL 103 Signing Naturally Level 1 Workbook with dvd is $130.00 (This dvd and workbook area lso used in 104)

ASL 301  Signing Naturally Level 1 Workbook with dvd is $130.00 (This dvd and student workbook are also used in 302-304

101  = $320.00  Inclusive
102 
 = $190.00  Inclusive
103 
= $320.00  Inclusive
104 = $190.00  Inclusive

 

301 = $320.00 Inclusive
302 – 304
 = $190.00 Inclusive (Each level)

 

Age requirements of students

Our classes are designed for those 16 yrs of age and older.  Children 14 & 15 years of age may enroll with an adult That is also registered.

Registration process

If you have any questions pertaining our classes, the registration process, or other available services please email charlene@aslbreakingbarriers.com