CBS says the Sign Language Center is one of the Top 7 Foreign Language Schools in NYC.
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"Sign Language Center changed my life. I took all their classes ranging from Level I to Conversational classes. I continued my studies and got accepted into a wonderful interpreting program. SLC is the ONLY place to study ASL in New York as far as I am concerned. The incredible teachers are all Deaf (which is the best way to learn the language and gain a true understanding of the culture). The environment is friendly, unintimidating and FUN. Sign language Center also provides students with many extracurricular activities within their program called social signs. This is a perfect opportunity for students to practice using ASL with other students and the Deaf community. Even now I still go back to attend workshops and events because I love being a part of the center. The owners of SLC are so generous and approachable in every way-a professional, structured program yet down to earth and relaxed. I LOVE SLC!!!"
"I've taken sign language in seven different places, and the Sign Language Center is the BEST. The teachers are not only excellent resources for language, culture, and events, but also wonderful people. SLC is more than just a place to learn a language, but a vibrant, multicultural community.SLC classrooms are a perfect mix of informal conversation and structured coursework that stay true to grammatical ASL and make learning language fun. The Center's events, workshops, and trips to Gallaudet have deepened my understanding of what it means to be Deaf in a way that can only happen when immersed in a new culture. After taking courses at SLC, I truly feel part of a very special community and confident using sign language and conversing with Deaf people!"
"The Sign Language Center changed my life! I signed up for classes hoping to learn some ASL "for fun". I already had what I thought was my dream job - working in the music industry. But the more I learned (both the language and the culture) from the amazing teachers at SLC, the more I wanted to know. I have since quit my job in music and am now a certified interpreter! I could not have done it without SLC. I love that it is Deaf owned and that all of the teachers are deaf and native signers. That is, in my opinion, invaluable to learning the language. Not only is it a great place to learn ASL, it is a wonderful place to meet people and make new friends. In addition to classes, they also offer workshops and social events from time to time. I still go back when I can and I don't ever hesitate to recommend the school to anyone looking to take ASL classes, no matter what level!"
"It is not an exaggeration to say that my experience with SLC has been life changing. I originally came to learn a language, but have gained so much more: appreciation for a beautiful culture, amazing new friendships, and an insatiable passion for communication. Prepare to be inspired."