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Metro Deaf School
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow


This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). This course is designed for students with no or minimal sign language skills to develop basic skills in use of ASL and knowledge of Deaf culture. Emphasis is upon acquisition of comprehension, production and interactional skills using basic grammatical features. ASL will be taught within contexts and related to general surroundings and everyday life experiences.
ASL classes at Metro Deaf School may not be equivalent to classes you've taken before. To ensure that you are placed in a class that meets your needs, please view the self-placement assessment tool. If you understand more than 80% of this video, you may be ready for the intermediate course. If you scored below 80%, you may benefit from this beginner course. You may repeat the course as many times as you feel necessary. 

Beginner Self-Assessment