Class in Sign Language
Learn how to sign class in ASL (American Sign Language) so that you can talk about all sorts of classes around town!
- Bring both hands up about shoulder height, each hand curled into a c-shape.
- Start with the sides of the thumbs and pointers together – so the c’s are touching.
- Bring the c-shaped hands around in front of you, drawing them in a circle, until they meet on the other side with the sides of the pinkies touching.
- C is for class! This sign is like you are indicating a group or a class in a circle together. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign class in ASL
- This sign uses what is called “initialization” – meaning the first letter, or initial, of the sign is the base for the word. Learning to read games often start with phonics – point out to your child that you are using the sign for c and the word starts with the “hard c” sound to make class!
- Where might your child be in a class? Preschool? Swim lessons? Sunday school? Talk about the different places to take a fun class and practice the sign.
- Play school together and have some fun switching roles – you are the child in the class and your child is the teacher!
Class! Make Cs for class and draw a circle with them. Class!