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ASL Training Resources for Parents and Educators

Text: Learn ASL American Sign Language. Image: Hand making I Love You sign, all fingers and thumb extended but two middle fingers tucked in.

The DCMP has a huge collection of ASL training materials for qualifying parents, teachers, and educational interpreters. Interpreters can earn CEUs through the use of DCMP's Online Workshops.

Also, learn about videos with our ASL Pop-up Player, or browse all sign language vidoes.

ASL Lessons

Beginning ASL Videocourse

Man wearing a black turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Caption. You can practice reading my signs.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 1
39 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a black turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Text on image reads, "Egg."
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 2
36 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a green turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Caption. Full and complete accessibility to the Deaf child.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 3
30 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a black turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Next to him, an overlay photo of plate of cookies. Caption. Cookies.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 4
37 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a black turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language while turning slightly to 1 side. Overlay photo of a fish next to him. Caption. Fish.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 5
56 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a black turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Caption. This is called "palm orientation."
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 6
32 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a green turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Caption. Full and complete accessibility to the Deaf child.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 7
38 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a blue turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Caption. As you remember, Anna was getting tired of always being told, no.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 8
43 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Woman sits at a desk while speaking to a man in an office setting. Caption. How much money would you like to deposit?
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 9
48 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Man wearing a black turtleneck faces camera and uses sign language. Caption. Need.
Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse
Episode 10
56 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12

ASL Video Lessons

Block letters A, S, L have the American flag across them. They appear over a C, G, I background of water and a blue sky with white clouds.
ASL Video Lessons
Episode 1
1 hours 4 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Man with a brown sport coat uses sign language in front of a bookshelf and a framed document. Caption. "And that's why this is his name sign."
ASL Video Lessons
Episode 2
1 hours 31 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Man wearing a denim shirt and red necktie uses sign language in a classroom with a green chalkboard with a clock face drawn on it. Caption. "When you wake up, stretch, get up in the morning."
ASL Video Lessons
Episode 3
1 hours 4 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Bronze statue of an older man with a large collared coat sitting with his arm around a young girl wearing a dress. Caption. "Gallaudet excitedly met with Alice."
ASL Video Lessons
Episode 4
1 hours 15 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Woman with medium-length blonde hair in a white and gray striped sweater uses sign language in front a green marbled background. Caption. "All of those represent 1 thing."
ASL Video Lessons
Episode 5
1 hours 6 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: All -

ASL Storytelling

ASL Storytelling

Theatrical still of a person wearing robes and dressed as a beast, standing in a modern dining room. The beast gestures out.  Caption. Why, I am the Beast!
57 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
3 clowns stand in a line while performing on stage. Behind them, a banner reads buffo. Caption. If you're the smartest clown.
49 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Black and white photo of a Black couple, woman gestures using sign language. Caption. M, A, L, A, I, K, A.
1 hours 31 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of Evelyn Zola, dressed in a fancy black hat, red boa, and black cape. Caption. Good morning, good morning, good morning.
31 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man gestures in sign language on stage, touching thumbs together, hands flat and pointing in either direction. Caption. A butterfly in South America.
1 hours 10 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Man faces camera and gestures with right hand, palm forward, index finger crossing under middle finger. Caption. To talk about is gestures.
44 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: K - 12
Boy and girl wearing colorful velvet costumes and stockings sit atop a bright blue trunk while performing on stage. Caption. Jack fell down and broke his crown.
59 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Young woman smiles and leans forward, index and middle finger pointing forward with thumb wrapped under. Caption lyrics. I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P.
50 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Woman smiles and holds up a hand to gesture in sign language. Caption. Most of the following poems were created in A, S, L.
49 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
2 children in animal costumes perform on stage with an illustrated forest backdrop, gesturing in sign language. Caption. Maybe someone will want to be my friend.
41 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
A man in a blue sweater and light trousers does sign language towards the camera. Caption. I sheepishly went back to my seat.
53 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Man in boxing ring, mouth open and gesturing. Caption. I said, Dad, stop! I'm tryin' to understand you.
1 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

ASL Storytime Videos

Woman signs in front of a 2-page view of a storybook illustration of a green chameleon on a green leaf and a yellow chameleon on a yellow leaf. Story text appears on screen.
4 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman uses sign language in front of a drawing of a baby wearing red pajamas crawling toward a small white cat. They are in a white circle, with black and white polka dots around that.
Baby's Very First Black and White Book
Episode 1
3 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Smiling woman with an image overlay of a cartoon dinosaur and 2 ducks holding sleds by a snowy hill.
5 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman is signing. Behind her is a 2-page view of a storybook with an illustration of a pink pig with a curly tail. Text on image reads, "Pig."
1 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman smiles and gestures with pointer fingers up. Illustration of a leaning tower and pig in a yellow hat climbing a ladder in background. Text reads, "Maybe I could climb a tall ladder to rescue someone stuck in a very high place."
2 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman is signing in front of an image of bare trees at twilight. Next to her is a cartoon of a little boy in a superhero costume. Text on image reads, "Superhero."
2 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Cartoon drawing of the front of a dump truck that has eyes looking upward and its mouth open. Text on drawing reads, "Burrrp!"
6 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman with long brown hair in a braid uses sign language in front of a cartoon of a brown deer covering its eyes with its hooves. Text on screen reads, "Peekaboo! Who's there?"
Peekaboo!
Episode 1
1 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman is signing in front of 2-page view of storybook with an abstract painting of an apple core next to a red apple.
1 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman is signing in front of a 2-page view of a storybook illustration of a black and white cow next to a green spider making a web. Story text appears on screen.
4 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Man signs in front of a 2-page view of a storybook with a little boy in red pajamas walking up a ramp into a bed. Story text appears on screen.
4 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
2-page view of a storybook. Illustration shows a small green dinosaur wobbling on top of a brown egg with a shocked expression. Story text appears on screen.
3 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3

ASL for Kids

Signing Time

Boy in overalls holds fingers together at his mouth. Color illustration of a paneled room with a blue treasure chest as backdrop. Caption. Want, food.
Signing Time!
Episode 1
29 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Girl holds palms together and purses lips in front of a decorative cabinet. Caption. Book, like you're opening a book.
Signing Time!
Episode 2
30 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Girl with pigtails holds a fist up to her cheek. Caption. She's signing "apple."
Signing Time!
Episode 3
33 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: All -

Say, Sing and Sign

Blonde woman in a purple button up sweater uses sign language in front of a pink background with the letters A, B, and C. Caption. If I relax my fingers and my thumb.
Say, Sing And Sign
Episode 1
28 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Person pointing at cartoon animals. Caption: (music) G, giraffe,
Say, Sing And Sign
Episode 2
28 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Brunette woman wearing a burgundy button up shirt uses sign language in front of a cartoon sun and rainbow painted in the background. Caption. All the butterflies, the birds, and the bullfrogs.
Say, Sing And Sign
Episode 3
17 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: All -

I Want to Learn Sign Language

3 children in helmets look off camera. Each bends one arm parallel to the ground in a yard with tall trees behind them. Caption. Sunshine.
I Want To Learn Sign Language: Everyday Sign Language Lessons For Children
Episode 1
1 hours 2 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Middle-aged woman sits in a kitchen and tilts head down to side. She signs with one hand in a fist and opposite pointer finger extended beneath. Caption. Practice them a little bit every day.
I Want To Learn Sign Language: Everyday Sign Language Lessons For Children
Episode 2
1 hours 4 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: All -

For Interpreters

Video Sign Language Course

Woman in a black dress stands in front of a pink background demonstrating sign language. Yellow text on the left reads, "Neighbor. Lesson 6, sign 17." Caption. The left is closest to you, and then out.
Video Sign Language Course
Episode 1
1 hours 25 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in a black dress stands in front of a pink background demonstrating sign language. Yellow text on the left reads, "Write. Lesson 15, sign 9." Caption. Use the pinched index finger and thumb.
Video Sign Language Course
Episode 2
1 hours 34 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in a black dress stands in front of a pink background demonstrating sign language. Yellow text on the left reads, "Expect. Lesson 29, sign 3." Caption. And the left hand is slightly out and forward.
Video Sign Language Course
Episode 3
56 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in a black dress stands in front of a grayish-pink background demonstrating sign language. Yellow text on the left reads, "Weigh. Lesson 35, sign 12." Caption. And just twist your wrist back and forth.
Video Sign Language Course
Episode 4
1 hours 3 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in a black dress stands in front of a pink background demonstrating sign language. Yellow text on the left reads, "Psychiatrist. Lesson 42, sign 23." Caption. Same as doctor and nurse, but with the P.
Video Sign Language Course
Episode 5
1 hours 3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman in a black dress stands in front of a pink background demonstrating sign language. Yellow text on the left reads, "Bacon. Lesson 55, sign 9." Caption. We're going to join our fingers together.
Video Sign Language Course
Episode 6
1 hours 3 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Vocabulary Builders

Man with glasses in a black shirt demonstrates sign language in front of a black curtain. White text in a red box at the bottom of the screen reads, "Congress."
Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language
Episode 1
35 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman with glasses in a blue shirt demonstrates sign language in front of a black curtain. White text in a red box at the bottom of the screen reads, "Exponent slash power."
Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language
Episode 3
23 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman with glasses in a black shirt demonstrates sign language in front of a black curtain. White text in a red box at the bottom of the screen reads, "Language."
Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language
Episode 4
31 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person doing sign language. Hands are closed with thumbs out. Thumbs are pointing downwards, one arm at about chest height and the other about shoulder height. Caption: science
Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language
Episode 5
24 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Blonde woman in a pink shirt demonstrates sign language in front of a black curtain. White text in a red box at the bottom of the screen reads, "Passive aggressive personality."
Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language
Episode 6
35 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

Educational Interpreting Series

Girl faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young man speaking to camera. Caption. The 3 pigs were, went to go build a house.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 1
32 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Boy faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young man speaking to camera. Caption. There's a lot of bad kids who influence you.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 2
40 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Girl faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young man speaking to camera. Caption. I started Lafayette Elementary and met many new friends.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 3
39 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman faces camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a man speaking to camera. Caption. And so, uh, 2, no the 3 boys.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 4
30 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman faces camera and uses sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a young girl speaking to camera. Caption. The capital city was Athens.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 5
28 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man gestures towards camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a woman holding up a model heart. Caption. Can pump blood all the way through your body.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 6
54 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman gestures towards camera using sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows another woman smiling at camera. Caption. They didn't know she was deaf until they'd seen me signing.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 7
1 hours 46 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man faces camera and uses sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows a senior man speaking to camera. Caption. They would have more surplus or more optional money.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 8
42 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man faces camera and uses sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows another man speaking to camera. Caption. Today we use digital. In the past, we didn't.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 9
42 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman faces camera and uses sign language. Video frame in the top right corner shows another woman speaking to camera. Caption. And that started the textile industry.
Educational Interpreting Series
Episode 10
37 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Do I Qualify for a DCMP Account?

The answer is YES if you are a family member, teacher, or other professional working to educate early learners through grade 12 students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. Interpreters (including those in training programs, as well as their instructors) who work with qualifying students also qualify. Register now!

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