Learn the first 100 most commonly used signs in American Sign Language (ASL). But, that's not enough? Learn the second 100 most used signs. And so on.
Learning ASL vocabulary is useful. But, don't forget grammar. See 'Learn ASL' in the menu for learning ASL structure.
First 100 words.
As you feel more comfortable with the first few hundreds of ASL signs, progress further with your vocabulary and learn signing more.