Why Learn ASL With Michelle?

My self-paced course offers you a complete American Sign Language curriculum made for you and your family to use together. No more searching the internet for random signs or grammatical rules! I know you don't have any time or energy to waste! In each pre-recorded lesson, I teach you the signs, grammar, and cultural information you need to start signing right away. Each lesson is built around sign, sentence, and conversation goals. When you learn ASL with Michelle, you get all the content and support you need to learn quickly and correctly!

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

  • Videos available online anywhere, on a mobile friendly platform. Learn at your own pace.

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

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion for each Level you master

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

Family Support Program Bonuses!

  • Bonus Facebook Group

    The Family ASL Support Program comes with bonus membership to a private Facebook group where you can share your ASL struggles and accomplishments.

  • Bonus Video Calls

    Families in the program are invited to a group video call once a month to ask questions, get ASL tips, and share support. Video calls are recorded and shared with the group.

  • Bonus Video Resources

    Access to lessons that focus on popular children's songs, so you can start sharing signs with your young child right away.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate with your deaf, HOH, or nonverbal child with confidence

  • Communicate with a loved one that has lost, or is losing their hearing

  • Share family stories and traditions in ASL

  • Use your signing skills to support your child's language development at home and at school

  • Communicate with Deaf friends and make friends in the Deaf community

  • Understand the differences and similarities between English and ASL grammar, and help your child navigate those differences

  • Use your signing in an area of Church ministry, or to reach out to other deaf children in your community

  • Teach ASL to other family members and increase communication in your family

  • Support your nonverbal child's language development, whether they eventually use speech or not

Instructor

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.

Welcome

Hi Friend!

I'm proud of you for being here and reaching out for support. Communication is the cornerstone of your family life, and I know you are here because you want to strengthen your family’s communication and connection with each other. You are amazing and this program is for you! 


This program is a safe place for you to learn American Sign Language and grow your communication skills as a family.  Whether you are just starting out with ASL, or are working hard to keep up with your school-age child, I want you to succeed.  I want to walk along this journey with you.   


The most important feature of this program is the high level of conversational support it offers. Your child’s siblings are welcome to come to our ASL Hangouts, adult family members are welcome at the monthly Adult Social Workshops, and you have a special invite to this group’s monthly video call.  You also are invited to join a private Facebook Group for families in this program. 


Although I teach many different types of ASL learners, the Family ASL Support Program is special to me. I have worked with deaf, hard-of-hearing, and non-verbal children for almost twenty years.   During that time, I have seen again and again the impact of using American Sign Language in the home.  I have seen children excited to tell their parents all about their day at school. A teen’s bashful smile as he receives praise from his mom. A group of first-graders excited to perform a skit at the Father’s Day brunch.  All this was done in ASL.  All this was done with love and a hunger for connection. By deciding to learn ASL, you are creating a home that is a fully accessible place for your child. This strong home base will benefit their confidence, growth, and development! 


Take the next step and join. I’m here rooting for you, friend.


*Michelle Wierman*

Purchase Options:

Get started learning immediately with a plan that fits your family's needs and budget! There is no risk- you can cancel at any time.

Curriculum

This course includes access to ASL Level 1 and Level 2. Each level covers the content of one year of high school lessons. A student that completes both levels has completed the equivalent of two semesters of college ASL classes.

Students will:

  • Learn how to fingerspell names and words
  • Learn to ask and answer questions
  • Learn to count up to 100
  • Learn to introduce yourself and get to know others
  •  learn how to create your own sentences
  • Learn to talk about activities and share likes and dislikes
  • Learn about the cultural view of Deafness
  • Learn how to express opinions, emotions, and preferences
  • Learn how to talk about the present, past, and future
  • Learn to describe people and places
  • Learn storytelling skills
  • Learn about Deaf cultural norms and traditions
  • Learn to describe things in the space around us
  • Learn to sign about daily routines and activities
  • Learn to discuss and share holidays and celebrations
  • Learn to describe the environment around you
  • Learn about Deaf Arts
  • Learn about Deaf Lit
  • Learn to describe size, height, distance, texture, and pattern
  • Learn to talk about health problems and give advice
  • Learn to ask favors and make requests
  • Learn to have formal and informal conversations
  • Learn to talk about family, origins, ethnicity, and family history
  • Learn some current issues in the Deaf Community