What is American Sign Language (ASL)?
American Sign Language (ASL) is the dominant signed language of the Deaf community in the United States, in the English speaking parts of Canada and in parts of Mexico. Like other sign languages, its grammar and syntax are distinct from any spoken language in its area of influence. It is estimated that 500,000 to 2 million people use ASL in the U.S. alone. To learn more, please visit ASL @ Wikipedia.
Interested in learning ASL or improving your skills? Gallaudet University offers classes with flexible schedules to the general public. Whether you can barely remember how to sign your name from elementary school or you seek to build upon the two years of ASL you took in college, you can find a class that will grow your skills and reflect the values of the Deaf community.