American Sign Language Made Simple
Beginner Foundations in Conversational Vocabulary and Grammar. Start having complete signed conversations within weeks!
If you want to learn ASL, but don't know where to start...
If you've learned a bunch of words online, but can't string them together into sentences...
If you've searched for local in-person classes, but can't find or can't afford any...
If you'd like to take a live course, but can't fit it into your busy schedule...
Then this is for YOU!
Time to start learning.
Never signed a single word before? No problem! By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently introduce yourself and your background; ask and answer questions about your likes, dislikes, and feelings; describe your family by name and age; explain why you're learning ASL; and engage in basic introductory conversations using appropriate ASL grammar!
We'll accomplish the above with video lessons, culture and grammar readings, comprehension activities, practice exercises, and more. All of this takes place online, so you can learn on your schedule, from the comfort of your own home. As with all courses, results may vary, but if you're committed to learning basic American Sign Language, then this course will get you where you want to be! Let's get started.
What students are saying:
"This course exceeded my expectations in every way!
Meredith is an exceptional teacher and understands how to connect the need to understand Deaf culture while learning ASL. When possible, she will explain a way to remember a sign by providing an association! When teaching she repeats a sign enough that it become familiar if you practice along with her. I will take advantage of any additional classes she may offer."
- Pammarie, Age 61, Alabama
"I loved taking the beginning ASL course online!
I loved the flexibility it gave me with my crazy travel work schedule.
I looked forward to every course but loved going at my own pace!
I learned enough to be able to communicate at an ASL meetup."
- Molly F., 33, Colorado
"I learned the fingerspelled alphabet way back in elementary school and I still remembered a few of them. Now I know so much more; and what I don't know now, I at least know how to ask for the information I need."
- Mike E., Age 23
"Just wanted to say what a joy Meredith is and a great teacher. I will continue her your videos."
- Jim D., 62, New Jersey
"This year I had to complete a Senior Independent Study Project (SISP) for my high school.
Meredith's course allowed me to go from knowing a few basic signs
to being able to sign and comprehend full-on conversations!
The course was organized in an efficient, organized manner
which allowed me to learn as well as test my newfound knowledge and skill."
- Sydney H., 18, Massachusetts
"I discovered Meredith's Beginner ASL course after watching many of her videos on YouTube. I took the course to supplement my "live" ASL 101 course.
Her course exceeded all of my expectations and will no doubt give me more confidence when I start ASL 102 in the fall. I highly recommend Meredith's course to anyone starting to learn ASL."
- Brian T., 59, Ottawa
"This course is an excellent first step into the world of ASL.
Easy to follow lessons; enough content to feel like you're getting your money's worth,
but not so much that it's overwhelming and you can't keep it all in; a solid grammatical foundation to put signs into an actual sentence.
What else can I say? 5/5 stars. Highly recommend."
- Alexei C., Age 28
Meredith (known as "ASLMeredith" on Instagram and YouTube) is a NY-State certified instructor of ASL with an M.A. in Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language from Columbia University, and B.A. in Linguistics with a focus on sign languages and certificate in ASL from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a published author in the Gallaudet University Press research journal "Sign Language Studies". She has ten years of experience teaching, tutoring, and offering private lessons in ASL. You can learn more about your teacher at ASLMeredith.com
What teachers are saying:
"I have observed Meredith as a student and a colleague of mine, and she has proven from time to time to be skilled in, dedicated to, contributive, and innovative in the development of high-quality teaching and learning programming in American Sign Language, Deaf community and culture. I look forward to seeing more of her future productions."
- Russell S. Rosen, PhD
"Meredith is the perfect blend of nurturing and challenging; encouraging her students to be the best version of themselves. She has so much love for her career and her students are her priority. Her knowledge of linguistics is remarkable and her willingness to share what she knows with others makes her a natural born teacher."
- Azadeh Malekan, MA
Satisfaction Guarantee: Rest assured, you'll be happy with your new signing skills, or you'll get your money back with our 30-day refund policy!
Make a Difference: A portion of all proceeds will go toward a number of non-profits to benefit the Deaf Arts and bilingual education for Deaf children.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ready to have Meredith as your own ASL guide? Instead of paying $600 for six weeks of private lessons or $2,000 for a college course, this online course costs only a fraction of that -- just $179 for 50+ lessons, practice activities, and quizzes -- all taught by Meredith. Graduate the course in a matter of weeks, ready to begin conversing with your local Deaf community!