Community ASL Classes

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Make sure you don’t miss any information about ASL classes!  Sign up for the ASL email list by entering your email address in the gray box to the right.  DHCC provides community ASL classes that offer fun and relaxed learning environment for beginner students.

Locations of Community Classes

DHCC hosts classes in the following locations:

  • Swarthmore, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Montgomeryville, PA
  • King of Prussia
  • Center City, Philadelphia
  • Media, PA


 Registration and Book Information

Class size is limited and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to guarantee your seat!  In addition, DHCC requires at minimum of 8 students to run a class.  All students must be 18 years of age or older.  Level 1.1 will start using ASL @ Work book and will continue to use through level 1.4.  Purchase of the book is highly recommended as the teachers regularly use it for class instruction and homework.  Cost of the book is $75 and can be ordered at time of registration via the registration form, or purchased on the first night of any ASL 1.1 class.  The book is used through all levels, Beginner 1.1-1.4. Click here to download the current ASL brochure.

Adult Community Classes

The price of each adult class is $150.  The price of each book is $75. You can register for the class only OR for the class and book together.  Please make sure to select a location and level then click “Add to Cart”.



Registration for Summer classes is currently closed.  Please make sure to join our mailing list to find out about upcoming classes!



Class Levels:

DHCC offers 4 beginner class levels and an intermediate conversation level:

  • Beginner ASL 1.1
  • Beginner ASL 1.2
  • Beginner ASL 1.3
  • Beginner ASL 1.4
  • Conversational ASL (MUST complete Beginner ASL 1.4 in order to take Conversational ASL)

There is no prerequisite for the Beginner ASL 1.1 class.  Enrollment in classes beyond level 1.1 should be based on previous experience. Please note that certain class levels may not run due to insufficient enrollment.

Placement Evaluation

For students transferring from other programs, or those who have not taken a class in a year or more, a placement evaluation may be required to register for Beginner 1.2 or higher. Please email for complete details.

Beyond DHCC

If students are interested in continuing their American Sign Language skills beyond DHCC’s beginner classes, there are a variety of colleges and universities that offer advanced ASL and Interpreting classes. Refer to your local college’s website for more information, or to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for interpreting programs at