CCSF Language Center
American Sign Language Links


  • Handspeak is an ASL dictionary including signed stories with subtitles, and much more!

  • provides a free, easy-to-use dictionary and other tools to serve the needs of the ASL educational community.

  • Signing Savvy, a more recent site that works with many handheld devices, is a free ASL dictionary. Other tools, such as the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, and create virtual flash cards, are available with full (paid) membership.

  • American Sign Language Browser from Michigan State University includes video clips and descriptions of various signs, listed alphabetically. This site is recommended by Michael Johnson and Matthew Parkhurst, ASL instructors at CCSF. Click on a word, then see a video of the sign for that word.

Fingerspelling Practice

General Resources

Tutoring (Ocean campus)

  • Click here for the Spring 2012 tutoring schedule for American Sign Language (ASL) at the CCSF Learning Assistance Center, R207.

    Updated: 1/30/12

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