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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: sweetheart

This Day/Week in History

January 1, 2012: A documentary blog, which documents a child Juli's language acquisition, literacy development, and phonological development in American Sign Language (ASL) from birth to age 5, launched on handspeak.com.

Happy New Year


To-be-four year-old girl signing "Happy new year" in ASL.

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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 The Star Arrow (The Star Fall).

Quote of the Month

"Sign language is a human right, it is not just an option. Not a privilege"
-- Ralph Singleton and others

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.