American Sign Language (ASL)

students and teacher in slgn language class

American Sign Language (ASL)

American Sign Language (also called ASL) is a language expressed by movements of the hands and face, used by approximately 500,000 Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing. Careers using sign language include being a sign language interpreter for individuals, groups, meetings, and classes. . A few of the work settings include educational, medical, and legal, music and theater, and corporate meetings. ASL is also a useful skill in teaching, social work, healthcare, general employment and social settings.

Modern Languages Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8105

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m