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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2015-2016 Classes
Fall 2015
Tuesdays, NW Austin: Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 2015
Thursdays, South TSD: Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 2015
5:30 and 7:15 p.m. classes for 10 weeksSpring 2016
Tuesdays, NW Austin: January 5-March 8, 2016
Thursdays, South TSD: January 7-March 10, 2016Summer 2016
Thursdays, South TSD: June 9-July 28, 2016

Fall 2016
Dates to be determined


Fall Registration begins August 3, 2015

Tuition $130

Credit cards accepted for on-line registrations.

Fall 2015 Classes

Fall 2015 Adult Courses and Locations
Pre-register to ensure courses can be offered.

Tuesday Nights–NW Austin
Westover Hills Church of Christ
Sept. 8-Nov.10
Thursday Nights–South Austin
Texas School for the Deaf (TSD)
Sept. 10 – Nov 12, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m.
301 (Cancelled)
7:15-8:45 p.m.
5:30-7:00 p.m.
601* (Cancelled)
7:15-8:45 p.m.
301 (Cancelled)
1301* ** on-line COURSE IS FULL

*Course contingent on having enough enrolled and pre-paid students.

**DARS Interpreter CEUs approved

Enter TSD through the Elizabeth Street gate after 5:30 p.m.    Click here for map of TSD.

  • Fall classes meet at TSD for 10 weeks on Thursday nights, beginning Sept. 10, 2015 with specific courses from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.
  • Fall classes meet at Westover for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, beginning Sept. 8, 2015 with courses 101 and 301 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and courses 101, 201 and 401 from 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.