Outreach Services

Community Sign Language

The American School for the Deaf has been offering non-credit community sign language classes for over 45 years. Our American Sign Language (ASL) classes cater to three different groups: Adult, Youth, and Babies. And now introducing: Elementary age classes, for those ages 4-7 years old!
Classes provide a variety of resources designed to support the goals of the class. Learning any language requires time and practice. You will enjoy building your knowledge of ASL to communicate with a friend, family member, or colleague. Students learn best through communication activities including group practice, games, exercises, and dialogues. We have a supportive and enthusiastic community of teachers.

We hope you will join us!

Please reach out with any questions!
**In light of heightened COVID cases, we will be continuing the VIRTUAL offering of our Community Sign Classes for the Summer session.  Conditions will be reevaluated over the summer to determine the Fall session offering.  Baby and Elementary classes are not held over the summer.  They will return with the Fall programming.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. **


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  • SUMMER 2022 Virtual Classes

    ASL CLASS FEE: $250 - **VIRTUAL**
    Additional person in the same household (shared screen) may join for an added $25 fee.

    Our American Sign Language (ASL) Classes are designed for all individuals, hearing or deaf, who want to learn how to communicate in ASL. The three levels offered advance in vocabulary and language structure, and touch on information related to Deaf Culture. Upon completing all levels, students should have a well-rounded knowledge of ASL vocabulary and structure that they can use conversationally.

    Classes will be held via Zoom (computer or iPad required) in an intimate 8-student class setting with one of our instructors.  

    Now open to Ages 13+

    SUMMER 2022 Session
    July 11th - August 11th, 2022


    July 11th - August 10th
    Meets TWICE weekly - 10 sessions 
      • ASL I - 6-8pm
      • ASL II - 6-8pm
      • ASL III - 6-8pm

    July 12th - August 11th
    Meets TWICE weekly - 10 sessions 
    • ASL I - 6-8pm

    *Seating is limited - first come, first serve
    *Minimum of 5 students required to run the class. If a class has insufficient enrollment, registrants will be able to move to an open seat in another time slot, roll registration over to another session, or will be eligible for a refund.

    Sign Language Classes will be using the text:
    Learning American Sign Language: Level I & 2- Beginning Intermediate (2nd Edition)

    Following the text, the Community Sign Language classes are divided into three levels:
    LEVEL I: UNITS #1-8
    LEVEL II: UNITS #9-16
    LEVEL III: UNITS #16-24

Contact Us

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    Krystal Sonidis 

    Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Executive Director
    Voice: 860.570.2399
Minimum number of students required to run class.
Class is subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.
Any class cancelled due to weather/instructor illness will be made up.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds after the first day of class.

: We must receive either payment, or a check payment pledge in order secure a spot on the roster. After you have completed the registration and payment forms, you will receive an e-mail verifying your registration.

: Must register/pay 2 weeks prior to class start date.
Failure to pay 2 weeks prior to class start date will result in being placed on the wait-list.

To cancel a class registration or if you have a question please contact:
Krystal Sonidis
(860) 570-2399

Send all Check payments to:
American School for the Deaf
Community Sign Language
139 N Main Street
West Hartford CT 06107
Attention: Krystal Sonidis

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