ASL Classes

Want to learn how to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) with your friends, co-workers, patients, or clients who are Deaf? This is the place to start! We offer 8 weeks of the basic signs you’ll need to begin communicating in ASL. Check our postings regularly to find the next available sessions.

ASL 1 at Work
Your business picks the day, time, and starting date. An instructor comes to you and tailors the training to your specific needs. For information please contact JJ Blasco, Interpreting Services Director, at 412.281.1375, 412.515.8004 (video phone), or jjblasco@hdscenter.org.

Deaf Youth & Friends (DYF)
Our DYF program is hosting ASL classes in both Pittsburgh and Greensburg for the Winter 2020 Term. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning February 8. The goal of the class is to improve communication between Deaf youth and their hearing family and friends, and to foster understanding of Deaf Culture. Registration information and additional details will be posted soon.

HDS-PGH ASL Class WINTER 2020

ASL Class Registration for WINTER 2020 is now CLOSED.

Classes are held at our Pittsburgh Office:
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412.281.1375 (V/TTY) / 412.281.6564 (Fax)

Each class is two hours long and continues for 8 weeks (8 classes):
Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm
WINTER Term: January 8 – February 26

Registration & payment for WINTER Term must be received no later than Friday, January 3, 2020.
The cost is $60 per person for all 8 weeks.
Payment will reserve your seat in class.

Register for ASL Class Online

Register for ASL Class by Mail

ASL 1:  Book: Signing – How to Speak with Your Hands, by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
ASL 2:  Your book from ASL 1
ASL 3:  No book needed


This book is not required but strongly recommended for ASL 1 Class

Signing How to Speak with Your Hands B

Classes are limited to 20 participants.

HDS-W ASL Class WINTER 2020

ASL Class Registration for WINTER 2020 is now OPEN
for our Westmoreland location.

 Classes are held at our Greensburg Office:

HDS-Westmoreland

1011 Old Salem Road, Suite 102

Greensburg, PA 15601

(724) 832-7600 (Voice/TTY)

(724) 832-7602 (FAX)

Winter classes begin the week of February 3. Sessions are 2 hours long and continue weekly until 20 hours of classroom instruction have been achieved. The cost is $60 per person for the course. The textbook for the class is “A Basic Course in American Sign Language.” The book will be available at the first class for $42 plus tax. However, you may purchase it online (new or used) for a variety of prices. Call for more information about the textbook.

ASL Beginning I

Monday Evenings 6-8 pm

Starting February 3 (flexible at discretion of teacher and students)

ASL Beginning II

Tuesday Evenings 6-8 pm

Starting February 4 (flexible at discretion of teacher and students)

Registration & payment must be received no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.
The cost is $60 per person for all 10 weeks.
Payment will reserve your seat in class.

Register for ASL Class Online

Register for ASL Class by Mail

 A Basic Course in American Sign Language