Level 1A

Discovering Sign Language

This course is the perfect introduction to the enchanting world of American Sign Language (ASL). Young learners will acquire fundamental conversation skills while building a solid foundation in ASL vocabulary and grammar. With fun practice activities and expert guidance, your child will be signing confidently in no time.

  • Created and taught by Deaf curriculum specialists
  • 50+ activities included in our digital course workbook
  • 2+ hours of engaging ASL videos
  • Self-paced lessons that save your child's progress
  • Great for home-schooling or as additional classroom support
  • Each enrolled student earns a Certificate of Completion
  • Designed for learners ages 8-15!
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Duration: 5 weeks (flexible)

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Videos: 60 videos

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Voiceovers & closed captions

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Full course access for 1 year!

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Earn a Certificate of Completion

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Mobile & desktop access


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

Who they'll learn from

Sandra Mae Frank

Let us introduce you to your wonderful ASL teacher, Sandra Mae Frank!

Sandra is an actress and producer who lost her hearing at the age of three. She then learned American Sign Language (ASL) and later became very passionate about acting. Sandra performed in plays during high school and studied Theatre Arts at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. In 2015, Sandra made her Broadway debut as Wendla Bergmann in the revival of “Spring Awakening,” produced by the Deaf West Theatre. These experiences led her to acting roles in multiple films and television shows such as NBC's medical drama New Amsterdam. You also might have seen her on Super Bowl LVI, performing the National Anthem and America the Beautiful on live TV using American Sign Language. Pretty cool!!

In this course, Sandra introduces the basic fundamentals of ASL in a structured and exciting format. Her teaching style is lively and engaging which makes learning fun and easy. Sandra's signing is not only beautiful but very clear for kids and beginning signers.

Come join Sandra and learn the most beautiful language you've ever seen!

Topics Covered in the Course

  • Letters, Names, & Numbers

  • Colors, Ages, & Gestures

  • Animal Signs

  • Family Signs

  • Everyday Phrases

  • ASL Grammar

  • Deaf Culture

  • Fingerspelling Practice

  • Quizzes to check your knowledge

How They'll Learn

Each unit opens with a video that introduces the new topic your child will be exploring. Sandra breaks down signs and topics into simple instructions, making ASL accessible and enjoyable for all learners.

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Other courses in the series

Our Kid's ASL courses are a self-paced series of 2 courses which build upon each other to guide your child 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 their knowledge.

Save 10% with our ASL Essentials Bundle for Kids! Get the first 2 courses in the series.

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