This is a list of useful resources to learn sign language in different English dialects.
American Sign Language Course
Learn ASL from home at your own pace – the best ASL course out there.
The ASL App in the iTunes Store – this is a very useful free iPhone app that helps you learn ASL, made by the fine folks at Ink & Salt LLC. The app was made by deaf people for you! You can start learning conversational ASL right now, on the go, with all phrases and signs organized to make it easy for you to learn. The “slow motion feature” is a really good one. The swear words are not so good if you have children using the app. 🙂
British Sign Language
Learn British Sign Language – british-sign.co.uk is one of the most comprehensive resources out there to learn British Sign Language and fingerspelling. They have an online course, an online dictionary, a CD-ROM dictionary (yes, CD-ROMs still exist! :-)), BSL games, a forum, and many more features…
Australian Sign Language
Auslan Sign Bank – learn the basics of Australian Sign Language aka Auslan. Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia. auslan.org.au offers you a dictionary, the ability to search for signs related to medical and health topics, the ability to search for signs related to educational and teaching topics, videos of deaf people using the listed Auslan signs, information on the deaf community in Australia and links to Auslan classes all across the continent.
South African Sign Language
The Wits Language School – Learn South African Sign Language (SASL) at Wits Language School in Johannesburg. All South African Sign Language courses are coordinated by a Deaf person, who organises and manages the course, and facilitates communication and training of the Deaf Sign Language Instructors. The aim of the sign language course is to teach learners to communicate and understand Deaf and Hard of Hearing people through the use of Sign Language. Download their brochure today!
Sign Language Education and Development – sled.org.za is another great resource to start learning South African Sign Language!