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Virtual – American Sign Language Classes for Families (English and Spanish)


Saturday, January 28, 2023    
All Day

Event Type

Free virtual sign language classes running from January through March

The CHS (Chicago Hearing Society) is offering free Family Sign Language classes. The virtual classes will run from January through March.

Classes are taught by instructors who are deaf and communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) and written English (or Spanish). The classes will use no audio.

These classes are free to family members of children from birth through high school who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. Extended family members are welcome.

You do not have to be an Illinois resident to participate.

There are two option levels for classes offered in English:

  • Family Beginners (English) is on Mondays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This class is for individuals new to sign language or who need more practice with vocabulary and putting together simple sentences.
  • Family Beyond Beginners is on Thursdays, Jan. 26 to March 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This level is for individuals who know some sign language and would like to practice phrases and sentences.

A class is also available for Spanish speakers/ Clase de español familiar.

If you have questions about these classes, please email Maddie at, VP (773) 904-0143 or call (773) 248-9121, ext. 257.



Estas clases son GRATUITAS para los familiares de niños sordos y con problemas de audición desde el nacimiento hasta la escuela secundaria. Los miembros de la familia extendida son bienvenidos. Usted no necesita residir en Illinois para participar.

Los instructores son sordos y se comunican usando ASL e inglés escrito. ¡NO SE UTILIZARÁ AUDIO!

CALENDARIO DE CLASES: Enero 28, 2023 – Marzo 4, 2023

Clase de español familiar: sabados 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Enlace de registro por clase de español familiar.

Questions? ¿Preguntas? Email Maddie Hinkle at