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Give your brain a boost by learning another language and break down communication barriers between you and millions of ASL users
Did you know there are as many as 500,000 native ASL speakers? And up to 2 million who have learnt ASL as a second or subsequent language? You can be the next!
American sign language is a thriving language, separate from English, used throughout the U.S., Canada, Africa, and some other parts of the world. Learning ASL allows you to communicate with any of these people, in any situation.
There are many social, cultural and professional reasons to learn sign language, including:
Whether you're seeking self-improvement and personal growth, work with the deaf community, or have friends or family members who are either deaf or are losing their hearing, learning American Sign Language, or ASL, can be immensely valuable to you. In addition to improving your skillset and learning a new language, you will learn how to use your body language and facial expressions to communicate, which can benefit you in every walk of life, including vocal communication.
Learning sign language is a great way to give back to your community by allowing you to communicate with deaf members of your neighborhood. It also allows you to facilitate communication in multiple fields, and can be highly beneficial for teachers, persons working in customer service and sales, and for those working with children in any capacity.
More than 5% of the world population has hearing loss, including 11 million in the USA, according to the World Health Organization. Therefore, anyone who deals with the public - from shop assistants to social workers - will benefit from knowing ASL.
You can begin now by following the demonstrations and videos in our ASL online course.
This ASL course will walk you through the fundamentals of sign language with interactive video lessons to teach you how to begin communicating with the deaf community. You will learn the most important signs to get you started, fingerspelling, grammar, theory, and much more, so that when you complete this course, you will be able to ask questions, chat, and you will have a strong base for easily learning more signs.
Because there are several thousand signs in ASL, this course is designed to give you a strong understanding of the fundamentals you need to communicate in ASL, rather than giving you a dictionary of every sign available.
This will allow you to master what you need to begin communication, and then move on to increasing your vocabulary at your own pace.
The Basics – Learn the alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, introductions, greetings, and names, so that you can introduce yourself, and get a conversation started.
Questions – Learn how to ask questions, how to phrase them, and how to ask about objects when you don't know the sign.
Work & Education – You will learn how to make appointments, ask the time, travel, use work titles, and much more.
Conversations – Learn how to talk about friends and family, how to use expressions to convey what you mean, how to ask questions and make statements, and how to describe actions and objects. This will allow you to have conversations about people, places, and things.
Theory – Master the fundamentals of grammar, structure, and rules to ensure that you have a good base for learning and speaking ASL.
Etiquette – You will walk away with an understanding of deaf etiquette, so that you can approach any situation as politely and appropriately as possible.
It’s not just about the signs. With ASL, you use facial expressions and body language to convey meaning.
Don't just take our word for how useful you'll find learning ASL with us. Here's what a couple of our students are saying (you can read more testimonials at the end of the page):
"The course refreshed my memory on ASL and allowed me to practice my skills before making use of them in real life."
Adil Dhanani - Canada
"I grew up knowing some signs before I could talk but I lost a lot of it over the years. This course was a great refresher and it taught me a lot I didn't know! The video presentations were great and taught me how important facial expressions and body language are to the language! I have a better understanding of ASL now than I did before I took it."
Melissa Moake - United States
"I am still in the process of completing ASL, but I am really enjoying it. I took an ASL course before where the instructor who was deaf mainly showed us the alphabet and conversational movements. This course also deals with the history of ASL which is information I never knew. Thank you."
Terry Kelsey - Canada
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to get started with American Sign Language to enhance their communication skills.
With in-depth video tutorials and lessons, explanations of theory and usage, and a format that allows you to study at your own pace, this course is designed to make learning ASL as easy and as friendly as possible. Even if you're not planning to use ASL right away, learning it can be beneficial to you, your career, and your communication skills.
This course is ideal for everyone who:
Reserve your place in our crash course in ASL to get started with one of the most vibrant and interactive languages in America.
Learn through interactive video hosted by a licensed ASL teacher, and study at your own pace to master the signs you need to communicate with others. All of our courses are backed by a full 14-day guarantee and accredited by the International Council for Online Education Standards.
Learning ASL opens up an exciting new world of communication with people you may not have been able to interact with before. And who couldn't use more friends or contacts?
You will learn a new language which looks great on your CV, regardless of whether you intend to pursue a career working with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Our American Sign Language 1 course is a fun way to start learning. With the use of videos, you can see and then copy the signs and expressions. It is totally online which means you can learn when you want from anywhere in the world.
Our courses are accredited and you can receive a certificate showing you’ve successfully passed - and mastered - ASL1.
You will have learned more about another culture within your society. Your knowledge and understanding of the deaf community and deaf etiquette will help both parties communicate better and feel more comfortable.
You are now able to communicate with as many as 2 million more people than you could before you started to learn sign language.
After completing this course, you could:
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
To receive certification, you must:
After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.
CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.
International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157.
TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation
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