Areas of Study


Our Summer Residency Program offers a place where participants from all over the nation and the world share a common goal of wanting to accelerate their learning of ASL. This academic program happens at Gallaudet University campus in person, the only university designed specifically for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the world. ASL courses offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer allow participants like you to increase their language competency without the distractions of their day-to-day lives with the option to stay in our campus dorms.

Sessions dates: TBD

Below is a list of the courses we offer:

  • Beginning Fingerspelling (1 credit) 
  • Intermediate Fingerspelling (1 credit) 
  • Classifiers I (1 credit) 
  • Classifiers II (1credit) 
  • Visual Gestural Communication (3 credits)
  • ASL I (3 credits)
  • ASL II (3 credits) 
  • ASL III (3 credits) 
  • ASL IV (3 credits) 
  • ASL V (3 credits)
  • ASL VI (3 credits) 

The courses are taught by Deaf ASL professionals with degrees in ASL Education, Linguistics, Deaf Studies, and related fields.

If you are registered for a class other than ASL 1, you will need an ASL placement screening. If you have not registered, please register today.

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