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. Students may not join a class after the 2nd week of a semester.

Austin Sign Language School (ASLS) holds classes on the campus of the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on 140 TSD deaf students and their families. Many were displaced and have struggled after the catastrophic storm.  The TSD Foundation has set up a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to directly assist these TSD students and their families.  Tax deductible donations are appreciated.

General Announcements

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2017-2018 Classes
Spring 2018
Thursdays, South TSD: Jan. 4-March 8, 2018
5:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Summer 2018
Thursdays, South TSD: June 14-Aug. 2, 2018
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fall 2018
Dates to be determined


Spring Registration begins November 20, 2017

Tuition $130

Credit cards accepted for on-line registrations.

Spring 2018 Classes


Spring 2018 Adult Courses and Locations
(need 6 students per course)
Pre-register to ensure courses can be offered.

Thursday Nights –
South Austin

Texas School for the Deaf  (TSD)

January 4-March 8, 2018

5:45-7:15 p.m.
101 (class is now full –  closed)
201 (class is now full –  closed)

7:30-9:00 p.m.

1301 is Canceled

*401 course will be offered at 5:45 p.m. only.
**Course contingent on having enough enrolled and pre-paid students.
*** BEI Interpreter CEUs approved

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

Click here for map of TSD.

  • Spring classes meet at TSD for 10 weeks on Thursday nights beginning Jan. 4, 2018 with specific courses from 5:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • No classes offered in NW Austin.
    • 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.