ASL stands for American Sign Language. ASL is a fully developed and distinct language with its own one-of-a-kind grammar. The language is distinct from the English Language and also is distinct from sign systems, both English-based and foreign-based.
During the past decades, ASL education has been experiencing increased enrollment because more and more individuals have become interested in learning the language. A growing number of universities and colleges are actually accepting ASL classes in foreign language requirements fulfillment.
This article’s purpose is to provide information and resources on American Sign Language to individuals who take an interest in studying the language, to persons who want to learn more interesting facts about ASL, and to people who already engaged in ASL education, either as a student or as a teacher.
We understand that the topic of American Sign Language has an inherent relationship with many subjects of Deaf culture and deafness, and this website provides primary information related to ASL itself, while it offers only very limited information about other issues that are surrounding the world of deafness.