Sign Language

Do you want to learn how to sign? You’re in the right place. Enrolling in sign language classes and meeting people who use American Sign Language is a good way to learn and practice.

This page lists ASL classes and events statewide, online courses, sign language organizations, and additional resources.  On this website, we also feature Silent Suppers and Deaf Community Events as other opportunities for you to help you develop ASL fluency. 

Check your local library for books and DVDs to supplement your language learning opportunities.

Local Sign Classes

American Sign Language Studies at McDaniel College
McDaniel College offers a major and a minor in American Sign Language Studies. To learn more, visit their webpage
Source: Course
Anne Arundel Community College Logo
Students taking ASL courses at Anne Arundel Community College will gain expressive and receptive forms of communication, and conversational skills.
Topic: Education
Source: Course
Howard Community College (HCC) logo
ASL classes at Howard Community College
Topic: Education
Source: Course

Local Sign Language Events

ASL Bridge meetup.com
Develop ASL fluency through practice.
Topic: Language
Source: Event
ASL Meetups in Maryland
Develop ASL fluency through practice.
Topic: Language
Source: Event

Online Sign Classes

Start ASL logo
Free online ASL lessons.
Topic: Education
Source: Course
ASL U/Lifeprint.com Logo
Lifeprint presents an introduction to fingerspelling and numbers. Resource includes practice sheets and activities.
Source: Website
ASL Connect
Some free online ASL Lessons available through ASL Connect.
Source: Course, Video, Website

Sign Organizations

Coming soon!

Sign Language Around the World

Coming Soon!

Additional Resources

Commanding Hands video on LGBTQ+ signs
Topic: ASL, Language
Source: Video
Updated Queer signs by Rogan Shannon
Topic: ASL, Language
Source: Video
Queer ASL
Queer ASL is a group of Deaf instructors introducing American Sign Language and Deaf culture to 2SLGBTQQIA+ learners and their allies.
Source: Website