Benefits of Sign Language ClassesSign language classes provide the human interaction and reinforcement needed to build confidence. Classes also offer opportunities to practice signing skills in real-life situations. Students in sign language classes often go to deaf community events and social activities to practice their signing skills.
College Sign Language ClassesA good place to check out is local colleges and universities. Due to the popularity of sign language, many colleges offer credited and uncredited sign language classes. Some may even have sign language clubs.
Deaf Schools and ProgramsIf you are a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child, check with your child's school or program. Most routinely offer sign language classes to help parents communicate with their children. These classes may or may not be free.
Social Service Organization ClassesSome interpreting agencies offer sign language classes. Check local speech and hearing centers as well. Contact a state commission for deaf and hard of hearing people for referrals. Resource centers for deaf and hard of hearing people may also be able to provide referrals.
Community Sign Language ClassesPublic libraries and country recreational programs frequently offer sign language classes. In addition, adult education course offerings may include sign language.
Additional Sign Language Class ResourcesInfo to Go has a publication on Locating Sign Language Classes.
If you can not find classroom-based sign language classes, an alternative is sign language classes online. For example, paid sign language classes are available through SigningOnline.com.