SCHOOL in sign language

School is a place where you go to learn the three "R" -- reading, writing and arithmetic.

ASL sign for SCHOOL
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ASL signs for SCHOOL

Learn how to sign "school" in ASL.

Definition: An institution for educating children; any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand (handshape), palm down (orientation) above non-dominant palm-up flat hand (location), taps on the non-dominant palm twice (movement).

Learner Tip: ASL students sometimes confuse SCHOOL with PAPER or sometimes mispronounce it as PAPER.

Minimal Pairs

All the same except for handshape: IMPOSSIBLE.

All the same except for movement: PAPER, CLEAN-UP.

Related signs

Wouldn't it be a dream to go to school where everyone -- STUDENTS, TEACHERS or INSTRUCTORS, and STAFF speak ASL or another signed language? It's where you can find at deaf schools, NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) and Gallaudet University.

Some high schools, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY offer ASL COURSES where you can take lessons to learn American Sign Language, Deaf studies, Deaf culture, linguistics, in the United States and Canada (or other signed languages in their countries). Even better, IMMERSION in Deaf community can be a natural EDUCATION in conversational ASL for learners.

Other school-related vocabulary: elementary school, graduate school, junior high school (or middle school), preschool, residential school where many deaf children resided in the past, private school...

First 100 words.

  1. again
  2. also
  3. ask
  4. because
  5. boy
  6. but
  7. can
  8. come
  9. condone
  10. deaf
  11. different
  12. drink
  13. drive
  14. eat
  15. email
  16. family
  17. feel
  18. few
  19. find
  20. fine
  21. fingerspell
  22. finish
  23. food
  24. for
  25. forget
  26. friend
  27. get
  28. girl
  29. give
  30. go
  31. good
  32. have
  33. he
  34. hearing
  35. hello
  36. help
  37. home
  38. how
  39. Internet
  40. know
  41. later
  42. like (feeling)
  43. little
  44. live
  45. man
  46. many
  47. me
  48. meet
  49. more
  50. my
  51. name
  52. need
  53. new
  54. no
  55. not
  56. now
  57. ok, okay
  58. old
  59. other
  60. please
  61. remember
  62. same
  63. say
  64. school
  65. see
  66. she
  67. should
  68. sign, signed word
  69. slow
  70. some
  71. sorry
  72. store
  73. take
  74. tell
  75. text, sms
  76. thank, thank you
  77. their
  78. they
  79. think
  80. time
  81. tired
  82. try
  83. understand
  84. use
  85. wait
  86. want
  87. what
  88. when
  89. where
  90. which
  91. who
  92. why
  93. will
  94. with
  95. woman
  96. work
  97. write
  98. yes
  99. you
  100. your

As you feel more comfortable with the first few hundreds of ASL signs, progress further with your vocabulary and learn signing more.