What is American Sign Language (ASL)?

American Sign Language is a visual language,

The history began in 1817, Laurent Clerc (1785-1869): A Deaf teacher at Sicard’s school. He accompanied Thomas Gallaudet to American to assist in setting up a school for the Deaf. Clerc taught Gallaudet French Sign Language and Gallaudet taught Clerc English, then Clerc became the first Deaf headmaster of a school for the Deaf in the United States. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851) hearing, ordinand minister. He is the “Father” of education of the Deaf in American (Hartford, Connecticut). He was originally an oralist, he went to England to learn oral teaching methods. It was unsuccessful in England, Gallaudet went to French after being impressed by a performance by Sicard, Massieu, and Clerc. Gallaudet Invited Clerc to accompany him back to the United States. Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc opened the first continuing school for the deaf (now called American school in Hartford, Connecticut. The school brought Deaf people together and allowed for the Deaf community and Deaf culture to develop. The newly introduced French Sign language was brought together with the existing (indigenous) American Signs already used by the Deaf Americans forming a nucleus for Old American Sign Language, which then evolved naturally to what is now called American Sign Language.

ASL is American sign language, Deaf and Hearing of Hearing people use hands, facial expressions, and body language.  It’s a great benefit for Hearing people who have difficulty hearing sounds and vocally. ASL uses the simple picture in the beginning to advance syntax not specifically English.

Directionality is most important to use and help to understand the conversation. Occasionally, conceptually accuracy means multiple meanings, for example, GO has about 5 different signs depending on the syntax.

ASL is the variant of sign language, it depends on the North, South, West, and East in the region it’s almost like an accent, for example, in Florida, the sign on the highway shows the word of crash in California would say “Accident” on the sign. Same the concept signs for donut, birthday and Pizza are not the same signs in the same region.

ASL is the third most widely used language in the United States., after English and Spanish. People acquire sign language in the same way they acquire spoken languages.

We believe that patient care suffers when medical professionals or patients cannot communicate effectively and efficiently due to language barriers. It may lead to inappropriate treatment and misdiagnosis.

We have observed that businesses offering ASL classes often skip the interactive factor that results in less student involvement. However, training with us is not limited to sitting and watching screens — our live online classes include authentic learning interactions, offering students a unique opportunity to communicate one-on-one. We customize their experience, choosing to practice everything from basic to advance vocabulary in daily conversation to make it more engaging and immersive than the average textbook.

While learning ASL does not meet the requirements of being an interpreter, it enables you to engage in productive communication with patients, establishing a personal connection with them.

What We Offer

Our programs are available to everyone with an interest and dedication in improving their American Sign Language skills. We relentlessly endeavor to meet the needs of a wide range of students, including nurses, doctors, interpreters, family members, friends, hearing parents of deaf children, and many more with a desire to better communicate with the deaf community.

We are committed to providing top-quality tools for effective and strategic communication between medical staff and patients. We aim to offer those who plan to engage and immerse themselves in ASL a positive, flexible, and high-caliber experience. We are here to add that extra level of support to those new to the language and to individuals who want to take their ASL skills further.

We were created to offer medical American Sign Language (ASL) utilizing unique material in an inspiring and motivating environment. After extensive research, we strive to provide more specific and result-oriented training to boost the confidence and skills of medical interpreters and beginners to advanced.

Through our online classes, we aim to:
• Deliver real ASL engagement online.
• Provide learners with virtual access to the Deaf Community.
• Offer live virtual classes with authentic learning interactions.