Who you'll learn from
Born deaf to deaf parents and growing up with a deaf sister, Dr. Byron W. Bridges has used ASL as the primary language throughout his whole life. He attended deaf schools and public schools. Dr. Bridges earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Deaf Studies at California State University of Northridge, Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University, and a doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.
Dr. Bridges co-authored the book, Deaf Tend Yours. He has written video scripts and produced numerous sign language related videotapes/DVDs. He is a nationally-known teacher and lecturer in ASL and sign language interpretation. Dr. Bridges has been in the field of ASL linguistics, interpreting and post secondary teaching of ASL as a second language for over 30 years. He is a certified Deaf interpreter (CDI), earning the certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Dr. Bridges is ready to teach you how to sign. Join the new classroom and learn how to sign at your own pace. Learn from an ASL authority who has successfully taught thousands of sign language students and interpreters. Sign Language 101 will have you signing today!
Topics Covered in the Course
Facial expressions & body language
Numbers 1 - 100
Around the House
Time & Calendar
Food & Drinks
How You'll Learn
Each lesson opens with a video that introduces the new topic you'll be exploring. Dr. Byron Bridges breaks down complex concepts into easily digestible segments, making ASL accessible and enjoyable for all learners.
What our learners are saying
This is an excellent beginner ASL class. Lots of vocabulary on different subjects and numbers. Dr. Bridges offers language tips and information on Deaf culture, which is valuable for those wanting to learn ASL.
The course was easy to understand and allows you to move at your own pace. Very User Friendly.
This course has really helped give me the confidence to pursue my journey into language learning as a whole.
This course was provided by my class/school. I'm happy they switched over to this platform, as it seems to be far more up to date than the last program they were using. Keep up the amazing work, everyone involved with making this/these course(s) a reality.
I highly recommend this course to give basic insight into the deaf community and learn sign language skills.
What You'll Learn
Course Bundle Content
Courses included in the bundle
Our ASL Essentials Bundle consists of our first 2 courses which build upon each other to guide you through learning ASL. Each consists of 5 lessons which cover vocabulary, sentence structure, numbers, culture and language tips along with quizes and learning activities to test your knowledge. You'll first start with our Level 1A course to learn the basics of ASL then progress through Level 1B to broaden your vocabulary and skills.