Learn or expand your ASL knowledge and ability. VDDHH provides a listing of resources for learning American Sign Language (ASL) in Virginia. This resource list includes information regarding community classes, and college courses in ASL and/or interpreter training. It also includes suggested websites where you may find lessons, videos, or apps for learning ASL. Download the "Learning American Sign Language in Virginia" resource list.
- Learn and practice ASL with Transparent Language
Transparent Language is an online language learning tool, available to you for free through the Library of Virginia. It includes American Sign Language courseware organized into a collection of 8 units of study, with over 960 videos focused on fingerspelling, numbers, signs, and ASL sentences. Curated from a curriculum designed and used at multiple universities for over 30 years.
- American Sign Language Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (ASL CIA)
ASL CIA provides teaching and learning materials in ASL Arts with three focused areas: curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
- ASL Mentors
Find a list of mentors with a variety of knowledge you can connect virtually. They can work with any of you ranging from Family, K-12, Higher Education, Interpreting/ASL and more. ASL Mentors also creates employment opportunities for Deaf people to work as mentors.
- Learning ASL
This helpful guide from the NAD lists resources including apps like the ASL App.
- Read with ASL
On Read with ASL YouTube videos, American Sign Language descriptions of real-life images give "brain-friendly" input to help learners easily pick up meaning. On-screen sentences are reading comprehension opportunities. Voice-overs are ASL translations. Read with ASL videos encourage American Sign Language fluency and English reading comprehension with evidence-based language acquisition facilitation design.
- ASL Connect at Gallaudet
ASL Connect offers ASL courses online, Levels 1-4.
- Tidewater Community College
TCC’s ASL and interpretation program includes ASL I-VI, foundations of interpretation, translations skills, and courses in practical application of both ASL to English and English to ASL interpretation.
- University of Virginia
The University’s American Sign Language Program offers a five-semester sequence in ASL, from the beginning through the conversational level.