American Sign Language - Level 1

American Sign Language class photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Student Reviews

"I enjoyed Buck's incredible in-depth knowledge, his enthusiasm and his care for all the students.”

Class Overview

Enhance your communication skills by learning American Sign Language (ASL) and get started in this interactive introductory class.

Learn the manual alphabet for fingerspelling words and names as well as basic signs for simple communication and gain a basic understanding of ASL grammar principles. Gain insight into the history of the deaf community and its language. 

Enjoy learning a new language and expanding your ability to communicate by learning American Sign Language! 


Learning Objectives

  • proper greetings, introductions, farewells, questions and answers in ASL
  • basic ASL vocabulary and grammar including Non-Manual Signals like facial expressions and body language
  • gender distinction, topic-comment structure, contrastive structure
  • incorporation of numbers into signs related to age and into pronoun signs
  • cultural information


Recommended Textbook 

Master ASL - Level One (with DVD) by Jason E. Zinza, ASIN: BOON4F390Q. Check online for the best prices.


Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Those interested in learning a second language
  • Anyone seeking to expand their communication skills


Class Details


Winter 2024

  • When : Saturday, Jan 13 to Mar 16 ; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Location : Online , Zoom WA
  • Fee : $269



Spring 2024

  • When : Saturday, Apr 13 to Jun 15 ; 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Location : Online , Zoom WA
  • Fee : $269