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 weeks
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
Fall 2016
Dates to be determined


Spring Registration begins November 12, 2015

Tuition $130

Credit cards accepted for on-line registrations.

Spring 2016 Classes

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

Tuesday Nights–NW Austin
Westover Hills Church of Christ
Jan. 5-March 8, 2016
Thursday Nights–South Austin
Texas School for the Deaf (TSD)
Jan. 7– March 10, 2016
5:30-7:00 p.m.
7:15-8:45 p.m.
5:30-7:00 p.m.
1101/1201* **
7:15-8:45 p.m.
701* Cancelled
1301* ** is on-line limited to 10 students

*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.

  • Spring classes meet at TSD for 10 weeks on Thursday nights, beginning January 7, 2016 with specific courses from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m.
  • Spring classes meet at Westover for 10 weeks on Tuesday nights, beginning January 5, 2016 with courses 101, 201 and 501 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and courses 101, 301 and 1001 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.