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posted Feb 20, 2011, 5:29 PM by Daun Eby   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 4:55 PM by Daun Eby ]

Check out the various institutions which provide classes in American Sign Language using the Signing Naturally curriculum.  You can register online or by phone using your credit card.  You can also register in person.  The colleges may require a student registration number.

Delta Continuing Education  (direct On-line course listing and registration)
For the full catalogue go to the bottom of the page. 
Visit our page on "facebook":  Delta Continuing Education (Delta School District)
Registration by phone:  604-940-5550
Douglas College
Registration by phone:  604-527-5472 (24hrs)

Vancouver Community College
Registration by phone:  604-443-8400
Request information:     604-443-8453
  • full-time program
  • part-time, evening program for Prep SIGN 010 and Basic SIGN 020
  • intensive summer program for Prep SIGN 010 and Basic SIGN 020
For the part-time programs offered at VCC click on the attachment below.
In the fall, VCC will establish these courses for credit.

Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo) Fall 2010

 ASL PREP I & II Fast Track Course ID: LLSL 020

Achieve the goals of both courses within one semester! Based on principles of second language acquisition, the course introduces various visual grammatical features of the language. Students will also develop beginning level vocabulary to engage in basic introductions, discuss personal and family information, physical activities and talk about one's surroundings. Students also learn to refine visual perception to assist with expression of time, the formulation of negative statements, and rules for social interaction. Homework and assessments included. Textbook required.

Section: F10N01 [Nanaimo] Fee: $485
Instructor: Ms. Julie Lampitt
Schedule: September 21 to December 14; Tuesday, Thursday 19:00 - 21:30 (24 sessions)

 ASL PREP III & IV Fast Track Course ID: LLSL 026

Continuing from Prep II, students have the opportunity to complete Prep III & IV and obtain the ASL Prep Level Certificate in one semester. Learn how to describe people, give directions, make requests, discuss family and occupations, and build descriptions in greater detail. The course also includes discussion of deaf culture, history and acceptable social behaviours and interactions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Prep I & II or permission of instructor. Homework and assessments included. Textbook required.

Section: S11N01 [Nanaimo] Fee: $485
Instructor: Ms. Julie Lampitt
Schedule: January 11 to March 31 ; Tuesday, Thursday 19:00 - 21:30 ( 24 sessions )


University of the Fraser Valley Studies/Courses/Languages.htm
Registration by phone 1-888-823-8734

University of Victoria

The university is offering ASL courses for credit. 
Each course is 1.5 credits.  Think of the potential this has on your CV.

Gallaudet Univ. ASL Summer Program

posted Feb 20, 2011, 4:44 PM by Daun Eby   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 5:04 PM by Daun Eby ]

College Hall with a view of US Capitol
Gallaudet University is the world renowned liberal arts university for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in Washington, D.C.
 The University enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding programs and for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.  In addition to their summer programs in ASL, they also offer on-line programs.  Check it out!

Imagine the experience of attending  their Summer ASL Program in a signed environment.  Wow!  What an experience that would be.  For more information go to or

DCS Beginners ASL Course

posted Nov 21, 2009, 11:39 PM by Daun Eby   [ updated May 9, 2015, 9:25 PM by Daun Eby ]

Deaf Children's Society of BC - Sign Language Course  DCS and Burnaby School district 41 are offering American Sign Language Beginner #1 starting Tuesday, April 5th for 10 sessions. This course is intended for the general public who wish to develop sign language skills to communicate with children who require visual support for language development. The ASL Beginner #1 course is for those who have little or no knowledge of sign language and is based on the ASL Basic Vocabulary for Parent and Child book which can be purchased in class ($25.00).  Check on for details.

American sign Language, beginners, Part 1
Starts  (10 sessions)
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location Edmonds Resource Centre
7355 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC

Burnaby Continuing Education

Register:  pay online at 
Fax: 604-664-8448
Phone: 604-664-8888


posted Nov 20, 2009, 3:24 PM by Daun Eby   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 10:16 AM by Daun Eby ]

Check out Myshelf in the sidebar.  This is a wonderful resource of books which features Deaf characters for book lovers of all ages.  There are also some interesting links to other sites of interest, including Gallaudet University Press, Deaf Today, and Laurent Clerc National Deaf.

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