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Angela A.

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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Communications Sciences & Disorders from University of Florida
  • Teaching since 2006
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Angela A.

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You will learn the fundamentals of ASL in a fun and engaging format. I take the time to explain “the whys” of this language.

About Angela

Angela graduated from the University of Florida with her B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology & Audiology). While at UF, Angela was a member of the Signing Gators Club and volunteered countless hours working with deaf, hard of hearing and special needs children and a

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Angela is fantastic, my two kids, aged 12 and 10 learnt from scratch and they love it. Angela builds rapport with her students and is clearly very passionate about her work. So grateful we found her.
Felipe R.
Great teacher!
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Off to a great start.
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William C.

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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 16 to 75
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William C.

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Taught American Sign Language (ASL) full-time and part-time (nights) for 39 years, just recently retired from full-time teaching. I have primarily used Signing Naturally (SN) workbooks, all levels. I have also used Learning American Sign Language (LASL).
Currently, I am teaching Deaf Culture as an online course at San Diego Mesa College.
I have been using ASL since I was 4 years old and I have attended California School for the Deaf, Berkeley (Fremont) and Riverside. I have received valuable experience from Deaf peers of Deaf parents, Deaf adults and Deaf leaders. In this sense, I am a native user of ASL and ASL Fingerspelled Signs.
Graduated from Gallaudet College (University) in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in Business Administration. I received two Masters degrees from California State University, Northridge, one in Deaf Education and the other in Educational Administration. I received my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California ...

About William

Greetings ASL students!! I am excited to teach ASL to all of you. In Fall 1979, I began my full-time teaching career at Blair High School in Pasadena Unified School District teaching Deaf/HH students in various subjects. In Spring 1980, I was an adjunct teacher teaching ASL at Pasadena City Coll

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He is so patient and kind. I had a great first experience and look forward to future lessons. Thank you William!
Andrew M.
Only did first lesson, but patience and knowledge were clearly on display. Very glad I took the plunge and signed up for lessons!
Nick H.
Dr. Bill is above and beyond! I just finished my first lesson and am extremely excited to continue my ASL education with Dr. Bill guiding the way! If you're looking for an easy going teacher that makes you feel comfortable while learning, look no further!
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Serfirys V.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • General Studies from La Redencion
  • Teaching since 2004
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Serfirys V.

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Do you want to learn how to communicate with the Deaf? Are you intrigued by the use of sign language? Come learn with me. I am Deaf and I use American Sign Language. My brother is also Deaf, so we grew up using ASL together and at school. I have been teaching online for the past 5 years, and I love teaching others how to improve their communication skills in ASL. Sign language is one of the most expressive languages, have you seen an interpreter recently on the new? Have you noticed how fast they move their fingers, and make a variety of facial expressions. I can help you, no matter what level of ASL you know, I want to help you make progress and become fluent. I have a toddler and he is learning ASL, if he can, you can! See you in the classroom!

About Serfirys

My name is Serfirys, my sign name is SF on the side of the chin. I am originally from Dominican Republic but I have been living in New York City for the past two years with my wife and young son. I have been teaching ASL for about fifteen years, and it is one of the things I enjoy, seeing others lig

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Serfirys is a wonderful teacher who is kind and helpful. The lessons are structured by a set of vocabulary, followed by practice with the words in conversation and question / answer. He is patient teacher who brings warmth and humor to the lessons. Thank you Serfirys!
Sarah
Serfirys is an excellent teacher who shows patience and kindness throughout the lessons. He gives clear an helpful feedback on correct hand positioning and takes the time to practice the vocabulary in conversation and question exchanges. Thank you Serfirys!
Sean and James K.
What a great first lesson! Serfirys was so thorough, engaging, and patient with my son & me as we worked through the first lesson. We're excited to book more!
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Melissa S.

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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Melissa S.

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I am deaf! This is my language. I am able to paint pictures of vivid color and meaning with my hands. I love teaching as well and am thrilled when people want to learn ASL. I have been teaching ASL for over 10 years. I use many different ways to help students understand and remember what they learn. Lessons with me will be fun and interesting!!

About Melissa

I'm Deaf and ASL is my primary language. I have tutored many people in learning Deaf culture. I also have experience in tactile with Deaf Blind and talking to those who are Deaf with low vision. I love helping people learn about the Deaf community and teach them to be able to communicate with those

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Sofia P.
Our niece was really excited to meet Melissa. She enjoyed the lesson very much and can hardly wait for the next one.
Kelsey
I've been taking lessons for a month now and am really enjoying it! Melissa's a great teacher and I look forward to continuing my education in ASL :)
Jay
Melissa is positive, friendly and understands that I'm a slow learner and need things repeated many times. I felt she understood my learning style.
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Purnima R.

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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Purnima R.

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Hello There!

I am a Deaf ASL instructor, and I've been teaching since 2015. I've enjoying to see my students develop a sense of ASL, which is a beautiful and visual language to learn.

Once you take a few ASL classes, you will build your signs skills to able to converse with Deaf people and learn about Deaf Culture.

About Purnima

My name is Purnima, and I am a Deaf ASL Instructor. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with TASL (Teaching American Language in a Master's Degree). I have been teaching ASL since 2015 in different local public schools. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Deaf School.

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Chaneé N.

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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • American Sign Language from Philadelphia School For The Deaf
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Chaneé N.

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Sign Language is an awesome form of visual communication! I love ASL and the deaf culture. I have years of experience and I'd be delighted to teach you. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to your needs and goals. Not only will you be signing like a pro in no time, but you will be able to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Let's get started!

About Chaneé

Hey There! I'm Chaneé. I am an American Sign Language tutor and professional Actress. Over the years I have taught ASL to many actors for specific roles and just great students who wanted to learn to communicate with the deaf. If you have friends or family that is deaf or dealing with hearing loss

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The average cost of 60-minute American Sign Language lessons is HK$374.42. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$327.62 and HK$444.63 per hour.
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Karen
Took American Sign Language lessons from Chaneé N.
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"What a great first lesson! Serfirys was so thorough, engaging, and patient with my son & me as we worked through the first lesson. We're excited to book more!"
Sean and James
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"Alan is a fantastic teacher! I look forward to my lesson every week."
Amber
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"I enjoy my classes so much . Very good teacher !!! I feel lucky to have her."
Karen
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"She’s easy to learn from. She is deaf so it does make it more challenging but she does so well coaching you along. The first lesson was hard but fun. I definitely need more practice!"
Delia
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"I love Serfiry, I’ve been learning ASL from him for years. His patience, clarity and quality are key points that make him a very good teacher. He’ll provide pointed and kind feedback that definitely helps for improving. He was raised with hearing and fear of all levels of education, and bridges the gap without making anyone feel inferior.

Thanks Serfiry for the opportunity to learn ASL from a great educator."
Lenny
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"Great first lesson! I learned a lot and can't wait for the next one!"
Ashley
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"Kind, funny and very knowledgeable. A good teacher."
Brandon
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"Had such a great lesson. Ash is fantastic at explaining things and is very encouraging. Loved it-can’t wait for next lesson."
Tiffany
Took American Sign Language lessons from Ash F.
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"Absolutely love Alan as an instructor. Very thorough, organized, patient and professional. Highly recommend him! He has brought a whole new appreciation for ASL"
Jae
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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American Sign Language Lessons Near You and Online

American Sign Language, also known as ASL, refers to a visual language of the Deaf community. But not everyone who knows ASL is hearing impaired. Anyone can learn this language to communicate with others. And what’s more, understanding how to use your hands to sign can open up a world of opportunities for you.

If you’re interested in learning how to sign in ASL, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we offer American Sign Language lessons for adults and children. You’ll find sign language lessons for beginners but also classes for more advanced students. When you take our classes, you can browse our inventory of certified teachers until you find your preferred ASL tutor who will help you on your language journey. Sign up for ASL lessons near you today!

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h3>About ASL

American Sign Language (ASL) first arose in the early 19th century when a minister, Thomas Gallaudet, was attempting to teach his neighbor's deaf daughter how to read and write. Gallaudet visited the National Institute for Deaf-Mutes in Paris, then asked one of the professors to return with him to the United States.

Together they established the American School for the Deaf and developed ASL. Today, ASL is the fourth most studied language by American university students, but it’s not a universal language. In other words, signs differ between American, British, and French Sign Language.

There are even different ASL dialects in the United States, Canada, and other countries. It's also a language in its own right — not an exact, word-for-word equivalent of spoken English. Syntax and words can change meaning in American Sign Language depending on hand movements, expressions, and where a sign is placed in a person's signing space.

Why Learn Sign Language?

Many people learn sign language because they're part of the Deaf Community or because they wish to communicate more easily with deaf friends and family members. But you certainly don't have to know someone who is deaf to want to learn ASL. There are plenty of other reasons to get ASL lessons, too!

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires many businesses and services to provide ASL interpreters, so learning ASL will boost your resume in almost any industry. Knowing ASL also provides opportunities to help those around you. Consider volunteering at a local church or theater. Or, you can simply be prepared to assist a stranger when you’re out and about.

Learning how to sign is a deeply rewarding process, right from the start. You’ll be amazed at just how much you can communicate with signs, facial expressions, and body language. This opens our minds to the fact that communication is about much more than spoken words. And to top it off, just like learning a spoken language, studying ASL can improve your cognitive skills, increase your spatial awareness, give your brainpower a boost, and even enhance your memory.

With so many reasons to learn ASL, it’s no wonder so many students are turning to our sign language lessons!

What You'll Learn in American Sign Language Lessons

The prompt feedback, individual attention, and personalized curriculum you'll receive from a teacher in sign language will give you an advantage when learning this complex language. Many students find that private ASL lessons are more engaging and effective than large classroom settings.

When you study with a private ASL tutor, you have the opportunity to learn at your own pace and focus on whatever most interests you. Your teacher is 100% dedicated to you and your success, so you can ask all your questions and spend as much time as you need on each concept. With your ASL teacher’s help and guidance, you will be well on your way to mastering this language.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ASL Lessons

In your first few sign language lessons for beginners, you can expect to study the following topics:

  • Fingerspelling and numbers
  • Basic vocabulary
  • Commands and sentence structures
  • Asking and requesting
  • Providing clarifications
  • Pluralization
  • Classifiers

Sample Curriculum in Intermediate ASL Lessons

Intermediate lessons will likely cover the following topics:

  • Complex grammar rules
  • Communicating narratives
  • Proper sequencing
  • Conditionals
  • Additional study of the Deaf Culture and Community

Sample Curriculum for Advanced American Sign Language Lessons

Classes may cover the following topics:

  • Improve conversational skills
  • Describe complex situations and processes
  • Discuss hypotheticals
  • Use character role shifting
  • Develop simultaneous interpretation skills

Find ASL Lessons Near You

What are you waiting for? Sign up for ASL lessons near you today to start learning this visual language. Here at TakeLessons, we strive to make learning ASL convenient and affordable for all our students.

For starters, we offer in-person and online lessons, meaning you can meet with an ASL teacher on your watch. Whether you want to meet in a classroom setting on the weekends or log online and virtually attend classes in the evenings after work, you’ll find an ASL tutor who can accommodate your schedule.

Next, we believe it’s important to work with an ASL teacher who aligns with your preferences. That’s why we let you browse through our inventory of certified teachers to find the ideal one for you and your studies. You can read their bios, check out reviews from past students, inquire about their availability, and even connect with them in advance to ensure they’re a good fit.

Learning ASL is an extremely rewarding journey, and it’s time for you to experience it for yourself. Sign up for sign language lessons with us today and take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Is ASL used throughout the United States? Is it only spoken by those who are Deaf and hard of hearing? Believe it or not, ASL is widely used by several people in many areas throughout the U.S. There are approximately 500,000 deaf people in the U.S. Yet, these are not the only people who use American Sign Language. Besides the Deaf communities throughout, there are also hard of hearing individuals who are fluent in ASL. ASL Interpreters Another group of people that use ASL almost on a daily …

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DeafBlindness  Tactile signing is one method of communication used by the DeafBlind community, who have a combination of both hearing and vision losses. Having a dual sensory loss impacts communication, socialization, mobility, and daily living. Statistics from 2008 indicate that approximately 50,000 or more people (including children and adults) living in the United States are DeafBlind.  Being categorized as DeafBlind refers to a wide array of people; the sensory loss varies from person …

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What's the Difference Between ASL & BSL?

Have you been wondering, "What's the difference between ASL and BSL?" This is a great question, and deserves a little more background. First of all, did you know that sign language is not universal? Just like there are numerous spoken languages (around 6,500) used across the globe, there are also many sign languages (somewhere between 138-300) used by various Deaf communities. Though it’s a common belief, sign languages do not stem from a country’s spoken language. The natural develo …

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