Sign Language 101 – guided course by SignLanguage101.com

Sign Language 101 – guided course


Take your learning to the next level with more than 100 bite-size videos and activities designed to help you start signing today!

Start using ASL after your first lesson!

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This guided course offers:

  • Nearly 700 vocabulary words you'll start using right away
  • Over 3.5 hours of video instruction
  • More than 40 activities and worksheets to help extend your learning
  • A certificate of completion to show off your achievement
  • Learn ASL on your own schedule
  • Fun & unintimidating – Suitable for ages 10 to 100!
  • Take as long as you'd like to complete the course!

What other students are saying

"I'm glad I signed up for the guided course. It gave me lots of opportunities to practice and apply what I've learned."
Kyle H. in Los Angeles
"This is the most comprehensive online ASL course I've seen!"
Mary D. in Houston
"I've always wanted to lean ASL and my school never offered it. This is a great start for me. Thank you all!"
Ashley G. in Virginia
"It’s regrettable that I took so long to start learning sign language, but these videos helped me start. I feel like I have a great foundation and vocabulary, and soon I will begin signing with my friends that know ASL."
Alex S. in Austin
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What you'll learn …

Each lesson is packed with vocabulary words, numbers, tips about learning American Sign Language, and special knowledge about Deaf culture. Throughout the course, Dr. Bridges will be your coach, mentor, and #1 cheerleader!

Your guided lesson plan includes

  • Facial expressions & body language
  • Numbers
  • ABCs
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Colors
  • Pronouns
  • Everyday phrases
  • Antonyms
  • Around the house
  • Hobbies

  • People
  • The body
  • Clothes
  • Time & the calendar
  • Verbs
  • Directions
  • Food & drinks
  • Animals
  • Sports
  • and more!

FAQs

Who can learn to sign?

Anyone! Dr. Bridges has taught thousands of students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. All it takes is dedication, practice, and a great teacher – and we've got you covered on that!

What's the difference between the guided course & online free videos?

We've packed more than 100 lessons and 40 bonus activity worksheets into your online course. Unlike other resources, you'll be able to track your progress, easily transfer between different devices (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) and pick up right where you left off. We also offer additional practice guides and quiz worksheets to support your learning. Most importantly, completing the guided course makes you eligible for a certificate of completion.

Is there a certificate for this course?

Yes! Once you've completed at least 80% of our videos, you can submit a request for a certificate. We'll verify your completion and send out the digital certificate within 1-2 weeks of your request.

Do you offer this course for college credit or continuing education units?

At this time, we're offering the course for completion credit only, although we'd love to learn more about the ways you plan to use this course. Be sure to give us feedback at the end of the course for any specific accreditation you require and we'll investigate it for future courses!

What equipment do I need?

We've made it easy to learn ASL with our online learning platform. All you need is an internet-equipped device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) and a willingness to learn! This course includes 40+ worksheets which you can download, view, or print and use to extend your learning.

Meet your instructor

Born deaf to deaf parents and growing up with a deaf sister, Dr. Byron W. Bridges has used ASL as the primary language throughout his whole life. He attended deaf schools and public schools. Dr. Bridges earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Deaf Studies at California State University of Northridge, Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University, and a doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.

Dr. Bridges co-authored the book, Deaf Tend Yours. He has written video scripts and produced numerous sign language related videotapes/DVDs. He is a nationally-known teacher and lecturer in ASL and sign language interpretation. Dr. Bridges has been in the field of ASL linguistics, interpreting and post secondary teaching of ASL as a second language for 30 years. He is a certified Deaf interpreter (CDI), earning the certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. 

Dr. Bridges is ready to teach you how to sign. Join the new classroom and learn how to sign at your own pace. Learn from an ASL authority who has successfully taught thousands of sign language students and interpreters. Sign Language 101 will have you signing today!
Let's learn together!

What's included?

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Contents

Welcome to the course
About this course
About your teacher
Lesson 1 – Gestures & body language
1.1 LESSON – Gestures & body language
4 mins
1.2 LESSON – Words you already know
6 mins
1.3 LESSON – Facial expressions
2 mins
1.3 ACTIVITY – Facial expressions
78.5 KB
1.4 LESSON – Body language
3 mins
1.4 ACTIVITY – Body language
78.5 KB
1.5 LESSON – Numbers 1-10
1 min
1.5 ACTIVITY – Numbers
79.2 KB
1.6 LESSON – Language tip
2 mins
1.6 ACTIVITY – Putting it together
77.2 KB
1.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
1.7 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
1.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
1.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
1 min
Lesson 2 – ABCs, colors & pronouns
2.1 LESSON – ABCs, Colors, & Pronouns
3 mins
2.2 LESSON – ABCs
5 mins
2.2 ACTIVITY – ABCs
124 KB
2.3 LESSON – Colors
2 mins
2.3 ACTIVITY – Colors
80.5 KB
2.4 LESSON – Numbers 11-20
1 min
2.4 ACTIVITY – Numbers 11-20
80.7 KB
2.5 LESSON – Language tip
1 min
2.6 LESSON – Pronouns
3 mins
2.6 ACTIVITY – Pronouns
80.5 KB
2.7 LESSON – Deaf Culture
6 mins
2.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
2.8 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
2.9 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
2.10 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 3 – Everyday signs & common phrases
3.1 LESSON – Everyday signs & common phrases
3 mins
3.2 LESSON – Everyday phrases
8 mins
3.2 ACTIVITY – Everyday phrases
83 KB
3.3 LESSON – Numbers 21-30
1 min
3.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 21-30
80.7 KB
3.4 LESSON – Language tip
1 min
3.5 LESSON – Common phrases
3 mins
3.5 ACTIVITY – Common phrases
82.2 KB
3.6 LESSON – Deaf culture
5 mins
3.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
3.7 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
3.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
3.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 4 - Antonyms and common phrases
4.1 LESSON – Antonyms and common phrases
3 mins
4.2 LESSON – Antonyms
6 mins
4.2 ACTIVITY – Antonyms
82.7 KB
4.3 LESSON – Numbers 31-40
1 min
4.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 31-40
80.8 KB
4.4 LESSON – Language tip
1 min
4.5 LESSON – Common phrases
3 mins
4.5 ACTIVITY – Common phrases
81.3 KB
4.6 LESSON – Deaf culture
3 mins
4.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
4.7 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
4.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
4.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 5 – Around the house & hobbies
5.1 LESSON – Around the house & hobbies
3 mins
5.2 LESSON – Around the house
6 mins
5.2 ACTIVITY – Around the house
82.5 KB
5.3 LESSON – Numbers 41-50
1 min
5.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 41-50
80.8 KB
5.4 LESSON – Language tips
1 min
5.5 LESSON – Hobbies
4 mins
5.5 ACTIVITY – Hobbies
82.2 KB
5.6 LESSON – Deaf culture
4 mins
5.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
5.7 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
5.8 ACTIVTY – Quiz answers
5.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 6 – People, the body, & clothes
6.1 LESSON – People, the body, & clothes
2 mins
6.2 LESSON – People
6 mins
6.2 ACTIVITY – People
82.5 KB
6.3 LESSON – The body
3 mins
6.3 ACTIVITY – The body
80.8 KB
6.4 LESSON – Numbers 51-60
1 min
6.4 ACTIVITY – Numbers 51-60
80.7 KB
6.5 LESSON – Language tip
1 min
6.6 LESSON – Clothes
3 mins
6.6 ACTIVITY – Clothes
81.7 KB
6.7 LESSON – Deaf culture
4 mins
6.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
6.8 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
6.9 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
6.10 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
1 min
Lesson 7 – Time & calendar
7.1 LESSON – Time & calendar
4 mins
7.2 LESSON – Time
7 mins
7.2 ACTIVITY – Time
86.4 KB
7.3 LESSON – Numbers 61-70
1 min
7.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 61-70
81.2 KB
7.4 LESSON – Language tips
1 min
7.5 LESSON – Calendar
7 mins
7.5 ACTIVITY – Calendar
81.8 KB
7.6 LESSON – Deaf culture
6 mins
7.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
7.7 LESSON – Quiz
2 mins
7.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
7.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 8 – Verbs & directions
8.1 LESSON – Verbs and directions
4 mins
8.2 LESSON – Verbs
4 mins
8.2 ACTIVITY – Verbs
82.6 KB
8.3 LESSON – Numbers 71-80
1 min
8.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 71-80
80.7 KB
8.4 LESSON – Language tip
1 min
8.5 LESSON – Directions
5 mins
8.5 ACTIVITY – Directions
82 KB
8.6 LESSON – Deaf culture
4 mins
8.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
8.7 LESSON – Quiz
1 min
8.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
8.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 9 – Food & drinks
9.1 LESSON – Food & drinks
5 mins
9.2 LESSON – Fruits & vegetables
3 mins
9.2 ACTIVITY – Fruits & vegetables
82 KB
9.3 LESSON – Numbers 81-90
1 min
9.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 81-90
80.8 KB
9.4 LESSON – More foods & drinks
7 mins
9.4 ACTIVITY – More foods & drinks
84.2 KB
9.5 LESSON – Deaf culture
4 mins
9.6 LESSON – Language tip
1 min
9.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
9.7 LESSON – Quiz
1 min
9.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
9.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
2 mins
Lesson 10 – Animals & sports
10.1 LESSON – Animals & sports
3 mins
10.2 LESSON – Animals
5 mins
10.2 ACTIVITY – Animals
82.4 KB
10.3 LESSON – Numbers 91-100
1 min
10.3 ACTIVITY – Numbers 91-100
80.8 KB
10.4 LESSON – Language tips
1 min
10.5 LESSON – Sports
3 mins
10.5 ACTIVITY – Sports
81.7 KB
10.6 Lesson – Language tip
2 mins
10.7 ACTIVITY – Quiz
69 KB
10.7 LESSON – Quiz
1 min
10.8 ACTIVITY – Quiz answers
10.9 LESSON – Lesson wrap-up
7 mins
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