Learn American Sign Language (ASL) or improve your ASL skills to become a fluent communicator or start a career in education, government or healthcare services.
The Intensive Study in American Sign Language (ASL) Program is a 6-course series focusing on communication with Deaf individuals. These non-credit courses are designed to help you make rapid progress in developing ASL skills and expand your multicultural sign vocabulary.
Develop vocabulary, conversational competence and grammatical knowledge through a total immersion approach that includes classroom conversation, visual language lab activities and online exercises. You will expand your interaction with the local Deaf community to enhance your linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.
Classes are offered days, evenings and weekends through LaGuardia’s Program for Deaf Adults or in conjunction with LaGuardia’s Education and Language Acquisition Department. If you have already started your sign language education, you are required to be pre-screened for appropriate level placement. To schedule an appointment, contact Program for Deaf Adults at (917) 832-1207 (VP) or (718) 482-5324 (V) or email email@example.com.
If you wish to earn academic credit for these courses, you must be admitted to LaGuardia for the fall or spring semester and are not required to be screened. For more information about ASL classes for credit, contact the Education and Language Acquisition Department, Room B-234, at (718) 482-5640.This program is not designed to train students as interpreters for the Deaf. Learn more about our ASL-English Interpretation Program.
- Equal opportunity offices
- Vocational rehabilitation agencies
- Community counseling
- Teachers of the Deaf (TODs) at mainstream and Deaf schools
- Special education teachers
- Teacher assistants/aides
- Police officers
- Social workers
- First responders
- Speech-language pathologists
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists