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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.

ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: Germany

This Day/Week in History

July 21, 1919: Dr William Stokoe, the father of ASL linguistics, was born in New Hampshire.

30 July: International Day of Friendship

"The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities."

That is, among Deaf, Hearing, and Hard of Hearing people.

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign some common ASL words? thank you, I love you, please, hello, baby. Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

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 Story of the Week

Link to Sunday Murder.

Quote of the Month

"[Bilingualism] is our ally ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and combating discrimination."
-- Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO

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.