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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: mountain

This Day/Week in History

June 7, 2009: Dr. Adam Kosa, a Hungarian Deaf lawyer, won a seat at the European Pariament. He is the first Deaf Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

The summer is coming! School will be over soon! Learn words this week:

Learn some basic ASL signs, classifiers, and narrative perspective from this simple poem The Moon in My Bedroom in ASL.

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 Lion and the Mouse.

Quote of the Month

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to heart. The language of our thoughts and our emotions is our most valuable asset."
-- Nelson Mandela

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.