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Level 1 - Online ASL Course

Take your learning to the next level with more than 100 bite-size videos and activities designed to help you start signing today!

  • Nearly 700 vocabulary words you'll start using right away
  • Over 3.5 hours of video instruction
  • More than 40 activities and worksheets to help extend your learning
  • 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 Level 1 Intro Video

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  • Duration
    Duration: 10 weeks (flexible)
  • Videos
    Videos: 3.5+ hourss
  • Downloadable Content
    Downloadable activities included
  • Key
    Full course access for 1 year
  • Badge
    2.6 CEUs awarded upon completion
  • Online Access
    Access from any computer, tablet, or smartphone
sign language 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!

Man learning sign language online
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

What You'll Learn

Each lesson is packed with vocabulary words, numbers, tips about learning American Sign Language, and special knowledge about Deaf culture. Throughout the course, Dr. Bridges will be your coach, mentor, and #1 cheerleader!

What You'll Learn

Course Content

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.

Sydni L.

I love Dr. Byron’s energy and ease of understanding!


This is a great introductory course to ASL in that you'll walk away with a basic understanding of the language and a basic vocabulary of everyday words in a relatively short period of time.