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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2016-2017 Classes
Fall 2016
Tuesdays, NW Austin: Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 2016
Thursdays, South TSD: Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 2016
Spring 2017
Tuesdays, NW Austin: January 3-March 7, 2017
Thursdays, South TSD: January 5-March 9, 2017
Summer 2017
Thursdays, South TSD: June 8-July 27, 2017
No NW Austin Summer Classes
Fall 2017
Date to be determined


Spring Registration begins November 18, 2016

Tuition $130

Credit cards accepted for on-line registrations.

Spring 2017 Classes


Spring 2017 Adult Courses and Locations (need 6 students per course)
Pre-register to ensure courses can be offered.

Tuesday Nights –
NW Austin

Westover Hills
Church of Christ

Jan. 3-March 7

Thursday Nights –
South Austin

Texas School for the Deaf

Jan. 5-March 9

5:30-7:00 p.m.

7:15-8:45 p.m.

5:30-7:00 p.m.

7:15-8:45 p.m.

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 5, 2017 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 3, 2017 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.