Communities and individuals that interact with the deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing regularly seek to develop deeper relationships with their community members. The most basic and effective way to do this is to learn American Sign Language. We can help.
Learn from native signers in an intimate and supportive environment.
Our ASL classes are taught by native signers, the real experts, in a fun and engaging environment. The classes apply a nationally renowned curriculum that not only teaches the language, but also the heritage of the Deaf community and the nuances of conversing with culturally Deaf individuals. We consistently hear from businesses and organizations that learning to directly communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals not only helps them better serve deaf and hard of hearing patrons, but also to gain a new appreciation for the courage, dignity, and perseverance of the Deaf community. Whether you come to us or we come to you, there is a nominal charge for ASL classes to help cover the cost of these services. If we can be of service to your business or organization by teaching ASL classes, please contact us at 423-697-3842 (voice) or (423) 208-2802 (video phone).
Sessions are offered multiple times per year depending on the number of people interested. The classes are one-hour long and sessions run for ten weeks.
If you would like more information on ASL classes please contact Matt Calkins:
Active ASL Classes
We are presently having two ASL Classes for Spring 2023
- ASL Level 1- Starting on March 1st from 10:30am to 11:30am every Wednesday.
- Conversational ASL- Starting February 27th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm every Monday.
Basic American Sign Language, Level I is designed to help adults learn the structure of ASL grammar and vocabulary, manual fingerspelling, Deaf culture and conversational practice and taught by a native signer.
Conversational American Sign Language is a Class designed for people who already have a grasp on the grammar and vocabulary of ASL. If you learned ASL in the past and want to freshen up your sign skills, this class is designed for you. The class is more free flowing with the majority of the class being discussion led by a native signer.
- Classes will run in 10-week sessions and cost $70.00 per person.
- Classes will be held Online through Zoom.
- Registration was closed Monday, February 27th at 12pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Matt Calkins at 423-664-3068 or email [email protected].
Registration for Spring 2023 is Closed (02/27/2023, 12pm)