American Sign Language (ASL) dictionary
How do you say "thank you" or "I love you" in sign language? Browse thousands of signed words in the
ASL video dictionary online or search ASL signs/words.
Acquiring ASL as a first language (L1)
Learning ASL as a second language (L2)
ASL Tutorials offers some mini-lessons and tips. Practice and improve your expressive and receptive skills in ASL using ASL phrases including classifier and verb phrases.
Learn how to fingerspell the alphabet in ASL and BSL. Practice receptive skills in fingerspelling.
Browse research topics on sign language for your research paper or presentation.
Learning sign language is inseparable from learning its Deaf culture, including its history, literature, and art. Deaf culture with the core of sign language is a distinct, cultural-lingusitic identity of eyeing people.
Literature and Art
With the nature of its visual-spatial medium, sign language brings richness to its literary arts. Explore ASL storytelling and poetry to discover storytelling techniques, visual vernacular (cinematic devices), and other literary elements as well as handshape rhymes, rhythms, and other poetics.
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Free sign language, self-study resources and extracurricular materials for ASL students, instructors and teachers, homeschoolers, parents, sign language interpreters, and language enthusiasts who are interested in learning how to sign language online and/or beyond classes for practice or self-study.