Questions for ASL Instructor

For any questions about ASL grammar, lessons, signs, Deaf culture, etc., please email

The most common question asked: When the instructor indicated two or a few signs for an English word, are they the same meaning or have different meanings?
Answer: Those signs the instructor indicated are the same meaning that is called sign language variations. Variation is commonly defined as "a different way of saying the same thing." There are some types of variation: phonological, regional, gender-related, and changing over time. Examples of English variations are "pop", "soft drink", and "soda" for the same thing or meaning. There are variations in some ASL signs.

How to sign up for courses?

Go to the homepage of the website and scroll down until you see "Available Courses". 

Click on the courses you would like to take and then choose "Pre-order Now"

You will then be prompted to enter your email address, first name, and last name. This will enroll you in the course.

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  • Will the class be live and interactive?

    No, the classes will not be live and interactive. The lessons are all pre-recorded so you can watch them at your convenience.

  • How long is the class course?

    Each class (ASL I and ASL II) is 8 lessons. The lessons are self-paced. Once you complete one the next one becomes available to you.

  • How long will I have access to the videos?

    Lessons are available until July 31st

  • Who can attend the online class?

    Anyone can attend these classes. Classes are geared for all ages, however, we do suggest an adult take the course with children under the age of 13 to help guide them through and keep their attention. Plus, it is much more fun to learn as a group!

  • Are these courses considered as high school or college credits?

    No. These classes are non-credit level courses. They are simply community classes in basic conversational American Sign Language.

  • Can this course be used for professional development/continuing education hours?

    No. These classes are non-credit level courses and do not count towards professional development/continuing education hours.

  • How much does each course cost?

    Classes are free for everyone. However, we ask that you consider making a donation to the OSD Foundation. You can do so by visiting or by clicking on the ‘Donate Now!’ button at the top of the page.

  • How can I receive a certificate?

    You will receive a certificate of attendance for this course upon completion of all 8 lessons and quizzes. Keep in mind, that this certificate does not qualify/certify you to be an interpreter, teach ASL, or earn professional development/continuing education hours.