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.

Please note:  Institutes are not ASL camps.  We do NOT have housing facilities.  We offer a classroom experience.

The Institutes can take place throughout the year 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 1 401 722 102

Level one and two Institutes are 30 classroom hours.

Level 3 is 35 hours of instructional time.

Level 4 is 42 hours.

Students that register for two or more
receive a $50.00 discount
on the second and
successive ones.


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

It will be offered twice:

2018 dates: July 9 – 13 or August 6 – 10

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

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:  July 16 – 20 or August 13 – 17

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 an Immersion field trip – signing all day in a real-world environment (Wednesday), and a silent lunch together (Friday).
The Immersion is to Martha’s Vineyard where you will get an ASL tour of this historically rich island.

2018 dates: July 23 – 27 

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 institute Level 4

This level is for intermediate to advanced learners.  The course content will include work on directional verbs, classifiers, advanced vocabulary and facial linguistics.  It will include two Immersions – One to Plimouth Plantation and one to Martha’s Vineyard.
Please note the six-day schedule for this Institute.

Monday 9 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to about 7:30 pm
Wednesday  9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to about 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $350.00