American Sign Language - Level 1

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

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

Suggested Textbook 

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

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

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


Class Details


Winter 2023

  • When : Saturday, Jan 07 to Mar 25 ; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Location : Online
  • Fee : $269



Spring 2023

  • When : Saturday, Apr 08 to Jun 17 ; 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Location : Online
  • Fee : $269