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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.

Quick ASL Word Search

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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: guitar

This Day/Week in History

August 19, 1931: Dorothy Miles, an ASL/BSL poet and activist in the Deaf community, was born.

ASL Story of the Week

Link to The Goats and the Bridge.

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

Back to School

ASL students across North America (the U.S. and Canada) are taking ASL courses at postsecondary institutions. Browse around Search ASL words for a starter. Or enjoy a kid's version of the ASL wordbook.

The first days of ASL classes are exciting but they can be overwhelming for some students. Feeling stressed? Try laughs from first day of ASL classes humor.

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.

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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.