ASL spelling of Hawkeye from the graphic novel by Matt Fraction.

Learn American Sign Language at Home

| Burlington County Library

If you’ve ever seen someone using American Sign Language (ASL) and thought it would be great to learn how to sign a few phrases yourself, we have just the program for you. You can even learn from the comfort of your own home! BCLS will host a virtual four-week course, ASL: Basics for Beginners - Part 2, in January.

Presented by a sign language instructor from Signing Basics and open to adults and teens, this program expands on ASL: Basics for Beginners Part 1, but prior participation is not required. Learn how to sign phrases, such as “Hello, how are you?” as well as responses such as “I’m fine,” “I’m okay,” “I’m tired,” “I’m sick,” etc.  The course will also touch on common questions, such as “Tomorrow, you do what?” and answers, such as “Oh, I see,” “Nice,” and “Sorry.”

 Other topics will include:

  • Times of day: morning, afternoon, evening, today, tomorrow, yesterday, etc.
  • Places and events: school, college, wedding, party, vacation, the gym, etc.
  • And additional ASL sentences that bring together the signs you learn in class.

ASL Basics for Beginners – Part 2 will be held on Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 22 at 6pm and attendees should plan to attend all four 45-minute sessions. This program will be hosted live on Zoom and turning on your camera is highly encouraged due to the visual nature of the instruction. Registration is required.  



Audience: All Ages