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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to become fluent in ASL?

To become fluent in any language it takes cultural immersion, time, practice with native ASL users, and training. People learn at different rates. Do not become discouraged if you are in ASL I and some people are ahead of you. Some students may have learned sign language before, have deaf family members, or just simply learn language more quickly than most. However, even students who have never been exposed to sign language can learn! To become comfortable in complex situations may take years. The most important thing is to keep practicing!