Benny’s Top Resources for Learning American Sign Language

Here are my favourite resources to learn American Sign Language.

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ASL Courses and Books

Learn American Sign Language

James W. Guido's introduction to ASL is one of the most popular guides on the market. High-quality images introduce you to the language, with detailed explanations and even a guide to facial expressions and other elements of ASL.

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ASL Websites to Bookmark Today

You’ll return to these resources again and again in your ASL study sessions.

Sign with Robert

Learn ASL in fun gifs with Robert. Organized by category, there are tons of short gifs to help you boost your vocabulary.

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Bill Vicars

Bill Vicars runs LifePrint and the American Sign Language University. He has a diverse selection of content available in a variety of formats. I recommend starting with his YouTube channel where you'll find a nice assortment of instructional videos.

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One of the best online ASL dictionaries with a large video library. It also features a selection of quizzes and games so you can put what you learn into practice.

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Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy is another online dictionary, but they also feature customized video playback, a phrase builder, the option to build wordlists, as well as flashcards and quizzes.

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ASL Rochelle

ASL Rochelle is a YouTube channel that uploads new content daily. The current library consists dictionary videos, fingerspelling, and ASL grammar tutorials.

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ASL Stew

ASL Stew is another popular Youtube channel that publishes ASL tutorial videos, but that's not all they do. They also share content relevant to the deaf community and culture, a great introduction to more than just the language.

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ASL Apps

Looking to learn ASL on the go? Here are the apps we recommend:

Marlee Signs

Marlee Signs is an app-based course taught by Academy Awarding winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin. The app is free to download, and you purchase individual lesson packs within the app.

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Conversation Countdown

Have your first conversation in ASL in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.

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