Sign language resource online

sign language online Sign language resources and extracurricular ASL (American Sign Language) materials for language+culture enthusiasts, ASL students and learners, instructors and teachers, interpreters, homeschoolers, parents and professionals for practice or self-study.

Quicklinks

ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: yearly; every year

This Day/Week in History

February 21, 2013: The Mozambique Sign Language Dictionary is launched in Maputo.

ASL Story of the Week

Link to The Eclipse: poem.

Quote of the Month

"Language is not mouth stuff -- it's brain stuff."
-- Dr. William Stokoe, the father of ASL linguistics

Observances for March

21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March: World Poetry Day (UNESCO)

Brain Awareness Week

12-18 March: "an inspirational global campaign that unites those who share an interest in elevating public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain and nervous system research."

Deaf History Month

March 13 to April 15 since 1997.

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign thank you or I love you in ASL? Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

Browse word list

learning American Sign Language

Learning ASL as a second language (L2) is fun and popular. Bilingualism is not the only benefit, but also bimodalism is another linguistic advantage for the cognitive and sensorial development. Plus many other benefits.

ASL literature and arts

Sign language as the core of its culture is a distinct, cultural-linguistic identity of people of the eye. Learning sign language is inseparable from studying its visual Deaf culture. This section consists of culture, history, literarature and arts in Deaf people and their sign language.

signing with babies and toddlers

Signing ASL as a first language (L1) is commonly found in Deaf families and codas as well as some deaf children in ASL-speaking bilingual schools. Studies from neuroscience to linguistics show that language acquisition, developmental milestones, and linguistic activities in the brain are similiar in signed language as found in spoken language.