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American Sign Language Classes

Many sign language classes are offered throughout the country. While it is not possible to keep records of all locationswe can recommend that you check with places most likely either to offer classes or have information about them:

  • Community Colleges/Universities
  • Libraries (some libraries are clearing houses for community activities)
  • Adult Education/Continuing Education Programs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services (most states have a coordinator of services for deaf/hard of hearing people)
  • Recreation and Community Centers (YWCA, YMCA)
  • State and County Department of Public Instruction, Education, or Special Education
  • Religious Affiliated Organizations
  • State Schools for Deaf Children
  • Interpreters for deaf people
  • Deafness-Related Organizations/Groups
  • State Offices/Commissions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

The annual reference issue of the American Annals of the Deaf includes a comprehensive list of schools for deaf students and services for deaf people. These schools and programs would be good contacts for question about the availability of sign language classes. Check your library for a copy or write to:
American Annals of the Deaf
Fowler Hall 409
800 Florida Ave NE, Washington DC
For online access to the American Annals: http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/annals

If you live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we have a list of programs that offer ASL classes:
Washington, DC area ASL classes

We hope the above suggestions will help you locate a sign language class and soon, you will be on your way to learn this fascinating language.