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Welcome to American Sign Language

Welcome to the American Sign Language webpage at East Los Angeles College! ELAC is pleased to offer beginning to advanced courses in American Sign Language, the official language of the deaf community in the United States and the fourth most popular studied language in the USA!  By taking our courses you'll learn about the rich tapestry that is the deaf community: its language and its culture. Whether you're taking ASL to satisfy a foreign-language requirement, to understand deaf patients in the medical field, or to provide young children with a visual means for language and communication, our courses and qualified instructors will instill in you a strong ASL foundation and a valuable understanding of deaf culture. 

Course offerings

American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 2
American Sign Language 3
American Sign Language 4
Coming soon: 
ASL 30 Finger Spelling
ASL 40 Deaf Culture