Why Learn ASL With Michelle?

I help students go from total beginners, unable to communicate and scared to try, to intermediate Stars, confidently connecting and communicating in American Sign Language! My courses offer a complete American Sign Language curriculum, with each lesson designed to teach you the signs, grammar, and cultural information you need in order to start signing right away.

  • Pre-recorded lessons taught by skilled teachers with degrees in Education and extensive ASL knowledge

  • Video courses available online, on a mobile friendly platform. Learn at your own pace.

  • ASL Hangouts help you meet practice partners and make signing friends

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion for each Level you master

  • Get teacher feedback on your homework, and support at every step of your learning

Have you always wished you could sign?

Join a self-paced class or a LIVE adult course.

Does your child want to learn ASL?

Teaching ASL at home can be easy! Self-paced courses and teacher support are our specialty.

Looking to learn ASL as a family?

We have the self-paced classes, workshops, and community support that will help you communicate and connect better as a family!

Are The Wierman Study Center Courses Right For Me?

  • If you want your child to learn ASL for foreign language credit and you want to connect with a supportive community of learners.

  • If you have a deaf person in your family and you want to learn to communicate with them in ASL as fast as possible!

  • If you like learning online independently, but you still want support from experienced instructors.

  • If you want to focus on conversational skills and apply your learning right away.

  • If you have wanted to learn American Sign Language for years and don't want to waste another precious minute!

  • If you want to build on your current ASL skills and practice with others.

  • If your goal is a career in an ASL related field and you need to build a solid understanding of grammar.

Owner and Instructor

Michelle Wierman

Michelle became interested in ASL as a young child. She was eager to learn at a time when quality classes for younger students were not available. Through this curiosity and the pursuit of all ASL resources, she met Deaf people and quickly fell in love with the community’s rich history and culture. This inspired her to attend several semesters at Gallaudet University as a visiting student, receive a B.S. in Social Studies Education from NYU, and eventually earn an M.S.Ed in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College, with a concentration in American Sign Language. Michelle worked as a substitute teacher at Lexington School for the Deaf, a tutor in Lexington's dorm, a Teacher's Assistant at Mill Neck School for the Deaf, and a History teacher and Chairperson at "47" The ASL and English Secondary School. Her experience teaching both hearing and deaf students in the same bilingual classroom at “47”, training with the Center for ASL and English Bilingual Education and Research, plus ten years of work as an ASL interpreter, have developed her understanding of various language learner needs.

Student Testimonials:

Parent Review

by Stephanie L.

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this class. The teacher covered quite a good amount of communication and made it fun and easy to learn.


Kelli B.

Michelle was very engaging and patient. My daughter was quite shy and reluctant to participate. Michelle was very calm and would ask great questions to get her to respond. I would highly recommend!


Alicia D.

Fun!! Mrs. Michell did an excellent job with songs and teaching the kids signs they were interested in. She answered many questions and listened to what they had to say. My daughter really enjoyed her classes.

Parent Review

Lee N.

This is such a fun class! Especially if your child loves music and singing. The teacher is so delightful, we take multiple classes with her.



Ms. Michelle is very committed to the lessons but in a very fun way. My daughter loves learning with her. Thank you!

Parent Review

Dani B.

The teacher is AMAZING! My learner was shy at first, but was quickly drawn in by Ms. Michelle's fun personality and engaging songs. Ms. Michelle gave great feedback and helped make sure our signs were correct. We can't wait for the next class, and song!


Gemma E.

My daughter and I have been coming to these classes, and they are excellent! Michelle is a top notch teacher, with lots of knowledge, teaching experience, creativity, playfulness, and fun. We both recommend it highly.


Galadriel O.

G. has been taking ASL classes with Michelle for about a year now. Michelle is a great teacher and has really inspired G. to learn about Deaf culture and ASL. Highly recommend!

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