Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. It is located in Washington, D.C., on a 99-acre campus. Founded in 1864, Gallaudet University was originally a grammar school for both deaf and blind children. It is open for admission to a select group of hearing undergraduate students who know American Sign Language (ASL) and would like to study alongside deaf and hard of hearing individuals
In order to access the free online American Sign Language (ASL) lessons you will need to login or sign up. Next you will see 4 modules: Getting Started, Basic Personal Information, Making an Encounter, and People. Bonus, you can earn points as you go along! multiple choice video comprehension review
Basic ASL Vocabulary
Life Print is taught by Dr. Bill Vicars, Ed.D. He has instructed ASL in-person and online for the past 20 years. Bill is Deaf (HH or Hard of Hearing) from birth. This is a one-stop shop. This is cover ALL your needs to learn ASL I-IV including video instructions, flash cards, apps, finger spelling tools, recommended books, deaf culture history and so much more!
If you are just beginning your ASL learning journey or maybe need a refresher, see the links below:
Feeling more advanced? Dr. Bill has you covered with ASL III & IV, Religious/Church signs and many more advanced signs.
Need proof or want credit? ASLU is for you (not free)
Bill Vicars also created ASLU which is non-accredited because it is mainly a curriculum resource center. They make no claims to prepare individuals for employment nor offer a degree. Life Print provides documentation for students who register and pay tuition for ASL 1 or ASL 2, but it is the student’s local college or school that needs to provide credit to the student. ASLU documentation helps the student demonstrate to local school that he or she has completed a course of study generally equivalent to that of a college or high school ASL program. Learning more about how this amazing resource work here.
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