Complete Online ASL Course

Learn it all with our Complete Course! The Complete Course offers both Level 1 & Level 2 Courses for one low price.

  • More than 1400 vocabulary words you'll start using right away
  • 100+ activities and worksheets to help extend your learning
  • 50 practice interactions that let you follow Dr. Byron one sentence at a time
  • 100 fingerspelling practice activities
  • Self-paced lessons that save your progress
  • Each enrolled student earns a Certificate of Completion
  • Fun & unintimidating – Suitable for ages 10 to 100!
Sign Language 101 Complete Course video sample



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  • Duration
    Duration: 20 weeks (flexible)
  • Videos
    Videos: 8.5+ hours
  • Downloadable Content
    Downloadable activities included
  • Key
    Full course access for 1 year
  • Badge
    6.8 CEUs awarded
  • Online Access
    Access from any computer, tablet, or smartphone
course instructor Dr. Byron Bridges
Dr. Byron Bridges
Course Instructor

Sign Language 101 is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

About Your Instructor

Dr. Byron Bridges

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!

Course Content
Topics Covered in the Course
  • Facial expressions & body language

  • Numbers 1 - 100

  • ABCs

  • Colors

  • Pronouns

  • Everyday Phrases

  • Antonyms

  • Around the House

  • Hobbies

  • People

  • The body

  • Clothes

  • Time & Calendar

  • Verbs

  • Direction

  • Food & Drinks

  • Animals

  • Sports

  • Deaf Culture

  • Language Tips

  • Receptive practice

  • Travel

  • U.S. cities & states

  • School & education

  • Careers & professions

  • Feelings

  • Describing people & things

  • Pronouns

  • Classifiers

  • Verbs

  • Describing a room

  • Years

  • Numbers: Hundreds, thousands, millions

  • Height, weight & measurement

  • Time & duration

  • Ages

  • Banking & accounting

  • Math terminology

  • Phone numbers

  • Addresses

  • Fingerspelling drills

What You'll Learn

In Level 1, Dr. Byron Bridges will guide you through vocabulary words, numbers, tips about learning American Sign Language, and special knowledge about Deaf culture. Then in Level 2 you'll continue your learning journey with 10 all-new video lessons that will help you form sentences, describe people and things, and better understand ASL grammar!

You’ll also have an opportunity to better practice your receptive skills and fingerspelling – watching Dr. Byron as he practices words and sentences with you. You’re in the best hands for learning and using ASL!

What You'll Learn

Course Content

Level 1 - Lesson 1 - Gestures & Body Language

1.1 LESSON - Gestures & body language

4 mins

1.4 LESSON - Body Language

3 mins

1.4 LESSON - Body Language

0 mins

1.5 LESSON – Numbers 1-10

1 mins

1.5 LESSON – Numbers 1-10

0 mins

1.6 LESSON – Language tip

2 mins

1.6 ACTIVITY – Putting it together

0 mins

1.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz

0 mins

1.7 LESSON – Quiz

2 mins

1.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers

0 mins

1.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up

1 mins

Hear from our learners

Antonio A

It was very easy to follow along! I enjoyed being able to pause and rewind parts of the lesson – just in case I missed a sign. I really recommend this course!


I absolutely loved the course! I do feel like I could successfully interact with a deaf person which is so important because I love to make others feel comfortable with their native language, so being able to communicate with Deaf people in their language is something I have always wanted, and something this course definitely delivered!


This course taught me to read and sign at a beginner level, it was an amazing experience for the price!

Carla C.

Dr. Bridges is a great teacher. The repetition really helps. Seeing the signs also from the side really helps. I'm definitely going to take more courses.