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ASL Classes & Workshops

Gateway ASL Classes

One night online class

Experience a one-hour trial ASL class to get a taste of our setup and determine if it’s the right fit for you. This introductory class can help you make an informed decision before registering for our 10-week-long course. Sign up now and explore the world of American Sign Language!

10 weekly 2-hour virtual sessions

Learn the basics of sign articulation to help you communicate with native users of the language. You will also learn how to produce the manual alphabet. ASL uses the same alphabet as English and words are spelled the same in both languages. This class wraps up with some grammatical tips, stressing smooth transitions from one sign to another, and linking signs together to effectively convey topics such as introducing yourself, exchanging personal information, discussing surroundings, and explaining where you live.

10 weekly 2-hour virtual sessions

Use all the sign execution skills you learned in the Beginning Conversational ASL 1 class in real sentences. You will start with some basic information and a few rules. This class will move to common words and some easy sentences. Finally, you will try out these new skills to sign about the weather, basic numbers, your family, telling about activities, giving directions, and describing others.

10 weekly 2-hour virtual sessions

Starts with a review of a few key points, such as articulation and linking signs. Then, you will practice making your own simple sentences. All you will need to do is plug in the signs you need. Next, you will learn how to ask questions and additional simple sentence structures. Finally, you will learn some fun slang in addition to making requests, signing about family and occupations, attributing qualities to others, and discussing routines.

10 weekly 2-hour virtual sessions

Immerse yourself in the joy of ASL and improve your skills through fun and varied ASL activities. Whether it is your first time in this course, a repeat to refresh your skills, or because you simply wanted to maintain the language you learned in previous classes, this class fosters the needed practice to master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of ASL. It’s an excellent way to take your language learning to the next level, maintain your current skills, and develop new ones. Students are encouraged to take this course multiple times.

Personalized ASL classes and workshops can be created and designed specifically for your needs. These can be held at Gateway or in the community at a location of your choice. To start this request process, complete the online Request Form for ASL Workshops and Classes and a team member will connect with you to discuss the event.

  • Please make all requests for Virtual ASL Classes, 30 days in advance.
  • Please make all requests for In-Person ASL Classes, two months/60 days in advance.

Additional classes are offered upon request and subject to availability. Please contact us at for more information.

  • ASL Fingerspelling
  • Baby & Toddler Sign Classes (0-4)
  • Children’s ASL (ages 5-12)
  • Conversational ASL
  • Specialized Deaf Culture Topics