Sign up for ASL Classes & ASL tutoring

Take ASL I, II, III or Conversational ASL with us!  If you want to reserve a spot now, contact Nancy Harrison at  

Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring Session! You can call for more information at 616-732-7358. Sign up now!

ASL Classes

American Sign Language I, II, III and Conversational ASL classes are offered in Grand Rapids, and Holland. Grand Haven currently only offers ASL 1 and 2. Lansing and Ostego currently offers ASL 1.

Summer 2017 ASL classes begin July 10 – 14 ASL Registration Form – Summer 2017
Fall 2017 ASL classes begin September 11 – 15.

American Sign Language class sessions are 8 weeks long and meet once a week. The class fee is $90 and the book for ASL 1, 2 and 3 and Conversational is $55. The book is a one-time cost and covers all classes. It can also be used as a reference. Registration will begin May 16, 2017 and ends July 3, 2017. For all classes – payments must be made in full by June 30, 2017 to guarantee your spot in the class. No refunds after the first day of class. For students under 18 please contact Registrations after June 30, 2017 will be $100.
Please mail this form to 3680 44th St. SE Ste #201 Kentwood, MI 49512 or fax to 616-732-7365 or email to
Payment may be made by check by mail, VISA /MasterCard,
or over the phone AFTER your completed form has been sent. If you have questions, please call Bob at (616)732-7358 ext. 207
Or email Bob at

The cost is $90 per person.  Our classes require a textbook, which can be purchased from D&HHS for $55.

ASL I  – learn ABCs, numbers, names, family, and basic sentence structures

ASL II – learn advanced vocabulary and introduction to deeper concepts with ASL

Conversational ASL – learn classifiers, pronouns, dialogue and sentences, learn how to converse with each other in daily settings.

Additional Services


  • A free initial evaluation will be offered to all students.
  • Tutoring sessions will be offered at $30/per hour and must be prepaid. Minimum of 4 hours.

Lip Reading Classes:

  • Minimum of 4 students must sign up
  • $95 per session
  • 8 weeks long
  • Learn basic skills and practice with others

Both Tutoring and Lip Reading Classes will be held at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, located at 3680 44th St SE – Suite 201, Kentwood MI 49512, unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Private Courses: D&HHS can customize classes for corporations, agencies, or other groups throughout West Michigan. Private courses are set up on an individual basis with our ASL coordinator and business manager. The length of the courses as well as the prices will vary with the clients’ needs. We do ask for the client to be able to provide an appropriate work space if the class is to be held off site, which includes but is not limited to: white/chalk board or an easel with an easel tablet, appropriate writing instruments as well as a TV with a DVD player hooked up. WiFi access may be needed as well.

No CEUs or college credit are given for DHHS classes. Students will be given a certificate of completion for passing a class. Students are encouraged to visit the Grand Rapids location of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services to further their education through deaf community involvement and use of our library.

American Sign Language interpreters are professionals who have completed intensive training in their field and need to be licensed to work, according to Michigan law (PA 204). Completion of D&HHS ASL classes does not qualify a student to work as an interpreter. The Federal Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees a deaf or hard of hearing person the right to effective communication in the workplace and in places of public accommodation; this requirement is not met by the use of an unlicensed signer.