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Whether you want to give your school-aged child an opportunity to learn a fun language like American Sign Language or you want to communicate better with your Deaf neighbor or friends using simple signs, Visually Speaking offers a variety of classes with opportunities for adults and children and those that live, work and play with them. Come join us!

Sign Language for Adults

Private Lessons

Maybe you learn better in a one on one intensive or maybe a classroom setting isn’t right for you, we offer private lessons. Learn American Sign Language privately. You will learn basic ASL conversation skills, no quizzes, no testing. We have several instructors in different regions that we can match you up with. Our instructors are fluent signers and passionate about what they do. The cost for our program ranges from $30 to $65 per teaching hour for singles, couples or families.  Private lessons are offered at your choice of 6, 8 or 10 weeks long, meeting one hour a week. Learn a new language today!!

Adult ASL Fun classes

Ideal for those with or without previous experience, this course taught by Kellie G., begin with fingerspelling the alphabet with an introduction to basic conversational signing, facial expressions and Deaf culture. We play games to reinforce basic ASL vocabulary and grammar appropriate for use in multiple settings. Learning ASL is not as difficult as it seems, it’s fun! This class is for beginners and beyond, maybe you want to brush up on your skills, this is the class for you! Come prepared for the silent classroom experience! Check back with us for upcoming theme classes.
Comments from previous students of this course:

“Thanks so much for the class, Kellie. I LOVED it :)”

“The instructor was very funny and made the class enjoyable”

“Love the games! Kellie is so good at picking simple games that make the lessons easy and fun”

“Exuberant, fun teaching style”

“Excellent class! I learned a lot. Kellie has a great way of teaching that was very effective for me.”

Sign Language Immersion

Language immersion has amazing benefits that we want to take advantage of. If you are interested in learning ASL in a fully silent, immersive environment, you’ve found the right place! Just like our private lessons, our instructors will be happy to meet with you one-on-one. You will learn ASL just like our other lessons, but in a “voices off” environment.

Sign Language for your business

The benefits of learning a second language are immense in your personal life. If you run a business, there are also extra advantages to having a staff member who knows American Sign Language. ASL is the fourth most used language in the United States, which means your chances of running into an ASL-user in the corporate world are very high. Easy communication could make the difference between a Deaf consumer utilizing your company or deciding to move onto the next one. Even basic knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture can allow you to provide for a wider, more diverse, range of customers. We currently teach ASL 1 and ASL 2 classes on the Microsoft campus, and many employees take advantage of the ability to learn a new language. If you or your company are looking for a way to cater to a diverse audience, don’t hesitate to email us and ask how we can help

Baby Signing Classes for corporate employees

Classes for corporate employees are offered at various businesses through employee Wellness Programs. We work you’re your place of business to create the best teaching arrangement. If you would like to see classes offered at your place of work, contact us for information.

 

Sign Language for Babies

Baby Signing Workshops

Workshops introduce you to the benefits of signing with your pre-verbal baby and how to get started communicating with your baby on your own. The cost for the one-time two-hour workshop is $99 per baby and parents.  There is a four family minimum for in-home workshop.  Or you can choose a personal workshop with just your family.  $120.   The SIGNwith your BABY® book is the course material. Participants will leave with a minimum of 50 new ASL signs and beneficial tools to to use in your daily routine with your little ones.

Baby Signing Classes in your home

In-home instruction is recommended for those who enjoy learning in the comfort of their own home and among friends. Classes are held once a week for six consecutive weeks and are an hour in length. The cost for the entire six-week instruction is $120 and covers instruction for two people who will be interacting with the same baby. The course-book, SIGN with your BABY® is the teaching material to learn from. There is a four family minimum for in-home instruction, so hosts need to coordinate with three other families – invite your friends! A minimum of 100 new ASL signs will be introduced over the course of six weeks. Great option for parenting groups.

Baby Signing Classes open to the public

Classes open to the public are held in various venues and are recommended for those who enjoy learning among large groups. Classes are held once a week for six consecutive weeks, and are an hour in length. The cost for the entire six-week instruction is $120 and covers instruction for two people who will be interacting with the same baby. A minimum of 100 new ASL signs will be introduced over the course of six weeks.

Baby Signing Classes for corporate employees

Classes for corporate employees are offered at various businesses through employee Wellness Programs. We work you’re your place of business to create the best teaching arrangement. If you would like to see classes offered at your place of work, contact us for information.

Sign Language for Dogs

Training Dogs with ASL

Just like Deaf people, Deaf dogs have a completely different mode of communication and sense of community. Sign language can be an amazing way to connect with dogs, and a fantastic learning opportunity for both you and the dog. These dogs can learn just as much as a hearing dog, but do require special love and a unique understanding of their differences.

We here at Visually Speaking are animal lovers on top of our love for American Sign Language, so if you’re looking for information or lessons on how to connect with and teach your Deaf or hearing dog, don’t hesitate to email us!

And next time you come across a Deaf dog, think about the amazing culture and learning you could exchange. Our four legged furry friends love ASL too!

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