American Sign Language Institutes are training sessions that are the equivalent to two levels of our standard class curriculum. Students taking one or more Institutes can accelerate their progress toward fluency.  See the descriptions below.  For information on Immersions, scroll to the bottom of the page.

The Institutes can take place at one of our sites or at your facility. They are available nationally. Outside a fifty mile radius of Providence, RI, there are travel fees and possibly accommodation fees. At your site, we can offer the level 1, 2  or 3 Institute.

Summer Institutes have brought students together from all over the country.  We have had students from: California, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri.  These intensive trainings build your knowledge, skill and confidence quickly. 

For those who are traveling here, we can provide transportation – pick up at the train station, bus station or airport, and car pooling while here.

You can register online or we can send you a registration form.

Contact us at:
or call 1 401 722 1022
Level one and two Institutes are 30 classroom hours.  Level 3 is 35 hours of instructional time.
Students that register for two or more Institutes
receive a $50.00 discount on the second and
successive ones.


Summer Institute Level 1
covers our standard class curriculum
for levels 1 and 2.

Meeting times:
Mon, Tue, Thur – 9:00 to 4:30
Wed – 9:00 – 2:30
Fri – 9:00 – 4:00

2018 dates: TBA

Location: 255 Main St, Pawtucket, RI

Cost: $250.00


Summer Institute level 2
covers our standard class curriculum
for levels 3 and 4.

Click on the course description page for course content.

2018 dates:  TBA

Meeting Times:  Same as Level 1

Cost: $250.00


Summer Institute level 3 is for intermediate to advanced students.  The curriculum is adjusted to accommodate student learning goals.  There will be work on expressive and receptive skills utilizing
our video library, and with live practice and presentations.

This year, we have added an “Immersion” field trip – signing all day in a real-world environment (Wednesday), and a silent lunch together (Friday).

The Immersion is to Boston where you will get an ASL tour of parts of this historic city.

2017 dates: Aug 14 – 18

Monday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday  8:00 am to about 8:00 pm
Thursday 10 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Cost:  $300.00

ASL Immersion – for Intermediate and Advanced signers, are held all year.  Students must have completed ASLA level 6 or the equivalent, or 3 college semesters. An Immersion is a real-world learning experience where students go on a Saturday field trip and use ASL all day.  Students get a rich learning experience especially in the use of classifiers, as we talk about what is happening in the environment.  Past field trips have been to:

– Martha’s Vineyard Island
– Boston
– Providence (walking tour)
– Plymouth and Plimoth Plantation
– Old Sturbridge Village
– Newport
– Heritage Plantation (Sandwich, MA)
and Plymouth

– Old Mystic Village.

Voice-off and technology-off is strictly enforced.  Each student is engaged in the experience and actively contributing to everyone’s learning

Requirements:  This Immersion is by invitation only.  Those eligible have received an email invitation.

Date:  Saturday, Nov 18

Field Trip:  Old Sturbridge Village

Cost: $150.00. This covers lunch.  Students will want to have some money for supper, souvenirs, etc.