sign language classes near meSo you are interested in learning American Sign language and are looking for a structured way to get better at it. Sign language classes provide a great way to practice your signing skills and get feedback from an experienced teacher. Questions I often get are “Where can I take sign language classes near me?” and “Are the classes for the whole family or just for adults?” There probably is a signing course not far from your home but finding one can be a daunting task. I experienced this myself and finally found a good certification program near me. Here I will list some options for you to further explore.

Deaf Schools

There is a good chance you have a school for deaf kids nearby. They often offer programs for parents and family members that want to learn ASL. Ask around or contact a deaf school directly. Remember that people who are deaf or hard of hearing embrace people who are interested in learning their awesome language. Check out this List of schools for the deaf on Wikipedia.

(ASL) Colleges and Universities

Many colleges and universities offer Associate degree programs in ASL/English interpreting and translation. These programs are often intended for doctors or guardians of deaf children. Contact your nearest college and see it they have such a program. I listed over 200 colleges that offer sign language studies:

Sign language classes in California

American River College
Sacramento, CA
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA
Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA
Berkeley City College
Berkeley, CA
Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Crafton Hills College
Yucaipa, CA
Fresno City College
Fresno, CA
Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA
College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA

Eastern states

Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY
Mountwest Community and Technical College
Huntington, WV
Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA
Montgomery College
Rockville, MD
Union County College
Cranford, NJ
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, SC

Arizona
Coconino Community College
Flagstaff, AZ
Phoenix College
Phoenix, AZ

Idaho
College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
North Idaho College
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Illinois
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn IL
Richland Community College
Decatur, IL

Indiana
Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN

Minnesota
Saint Paul College
Saint Paul, MN

Michigan
Siena Heights University
Adrian, MI
Wayne County Community College District
Detroit, MI

New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, NM

Oklahoma
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon
Portland Community College
Portland, OR

Tennessee
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
Maryville College
Maryville, TN

Utah
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, UT
Weber State University
Ogden, UT

Washington, D.C.
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.