Austin Sign Language School (ASLS), incorporated in 1977 by the late Fran Herrington-Borre, is a non-profit organization which offers quality sign language instruction for adult students, ages 14 and above, in Austin, Texas. NO CHILDREN’S CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE.

Areas of sign language instruction include Fingerspelling, Manual Communication, Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE), American Sign Language (ASL), Contact Sign, Interpreter Training, and Deaf Culture. Classes are beginning to advanced but ASLS does not have an interpreter training program. Our courses are not accredited, and we do not issue transcripts. .

General Announcements

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2016 Classes
Spring 2016
Tuesdays, NW Austin: January 5-March 8, 2016
Thursdays, South TSD: January 7-March 10, 2016
Summer 2016
Thursdays, South TSD: June 9-July 28, 2016
No NW Austin Summer Classes
Fall 2016
Tuesdays, NW Austin: Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 2016
Thursdays, South TSD: Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 2016


Summer Registration begins March 10, 2016

Tuition $130

Credit cards accepted for on-line registrations.

Summer 2016 Classes


Summer 2016 Adult Courses and Locations
Pre-register to ensure courses can be offered.

Thursday Nights–South Austin
Texas School for the Deaf (TSD)
June 9 – July 28, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.
101 (Full and closed)


Enter TSD through the Elizabeth Street gate after 5:30 p.m.

Click here for map of TSD.

  • Summer classes meet at TSD for 8 weeks on Thursday nights, beginning June 9, 2016 with courses from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • No Summer classes meet at Westover. Fall classes meet at Westover for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, beginning Sept. 13, 2016 with specific courses from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.
    • The cost is $130.00 per student per course. ($5.00 discount for second family member taking a course during a semester).
    • Pre-registration for ASLS classes is required. To pre-register, register on-line or send registration form and fee at least one week prior to first class session. Course Offerings depend on number of registrations received for each course. Click here for registration. Austin Sign Language School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We welcome all interested students, regardless of race, religion, creed, age or disability.