Austin Sign Language School (ASLS) offers:

• Quality Sign Language Instruction from beginner to advanced levels
• Sign classes held one night a week at the Texas School for the Deaf
• Classes for students age 14 and above

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• Visual Communication including:

• Fingerspelling
• Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE)
• American Sign Language (ASL)
• Contact Sign
• Interpreting
• Deaf Culture

What we DO NOT offer:

• An interpreter training program
• Interpreter services, referrals or certification
• Children’s classes
• Classes that are accredited
• Transcripts
• Sign language skill evaluations
• Late entry. Students may not join a class after the 2nd week of the semester
• Off-site classes
• Sign language tutors

General Announcements

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2019-2020 Classes
Fall 2019
Thursdays, South TSD: Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2019
5:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m.Spring 2020
Thursdays, South TSD: Jan. 9 – March 12, 2020
5:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Summer 2020
Thursdays, South TSD: June 11 – July 30, 2020
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Fall 2020
Dates to be determined


Fall Registration begins August 8, 2019

Tuition $130

Credit cards accepted for on-line registrations.

Fall 2019 Classes

Fall 2019 Adult Courses and Location
(6 students per course required)
Pre-register to ensure these courses can be offered.

Thursday Nights –
South Austin

Texas School for the Deaf  (TSD)

Sept 12 – November 21, 2019
(No classes Oct. 31)

5:45-7:15 p.m.
101-1st. Semester Beginners: ASL & CASE FULL and CLOSED
201- 2nd Semester Beginners: ASL & CASE  

401-2nd Semester Intermediate: ASL & CASE
501/601-Advanced ASL *
1001-Vocabulary Building for Interpreter Trainees * **

7:30-9:00 p.m.
101-1st. Semester Beginners: ASL & CASE FULL and CLOSED
201- 2nd Semester Beginners: ASL & CASE  

301-1st Semester Intermediate ASL & CASE  FULL and CLOSED
701 – Deaf Culture*



*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.

  • Fall classes meet at TSD for 10 weeks on Thursday nights beginning Sept. 12, 2019 with specific courses from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • No classes offered in other locations.
    • 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.