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sign language online Sign language resources and extracurricular ASL (American Sign Language) materials to learn how to sign or study sign language and culture.

Sign Language dictionary

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

ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: golf

This Day/Week in History

August 24, 1965: Marlee Matlin, an American actress, the only deaf actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Children of a Lesser God, was born in Morton Grove, U.S.

Quote of the Month

"In my nearly 40 years of life...I've yet to meet a single deaf person who was traumatized by sign language. Yet, I can't count how many were traumatized by mainstreamed and oral education."
-- Jeanine Gingras

13 August: George Veditz Day

George Veditz (1861-1937), a renowned teacher and the 7th president of the USA's National Association of the Deaf (NAD), is Deaf community's one of the most honored figures in history.

The Deaf community across the U.S. celebrated Veditz's 150th birthday on August 13, 2011 in honor of his human right advocacy and bravery and for his contributions to preservation of sign language on film in 1913.

Learning ASL as a second language (L2)

learning American Sign Language

Learning a signed language 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.

Visual / Deaf culture

ASL literature and arts

Signed 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 sign language.

Sign language history + timeline

Signing ASL as a first language (L1)

signing with babies and toddlers

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.

Resources