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SDSU Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (formerly Policy Studies in Language & Cross-Cultural Education)

American Sign Language Classes @ SDSU

Starting in the Fall 2016 semester students wanting to learn ASL as a foreign language will be able to through courses offered in the DLE Department.


ASL Professors

Adam Frost, M.A.


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Janette Dorricott, M.A.




Svenna Pedersen, M.A.




ASL Club

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Music for My Eyes

By Priscilla Villegas, Vice President, ASL Club

The deaf community is one that has been gaining popularity in the past recent years. Music for My Eyes is an event created and hosted by the ASL Club here at San Diego State that brings together deaf communities from all areas of San Diego, to enjoy a show composed of artists that entertain with visual performances.

Read more about the Music for My Eyes event.


In SDSU Newscenter:

American Sign Language Classes Back at SDSU

American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be reintroduced at San Diego State University this fall in response to lively student interest. Offered by the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education, the classes will meet the foreign language requirements for SDSU undergraduates. SDSU will offer ASL Level 1 (DLE 101) and Level 2 (DLE 102) in the fall and will offer Level 3 (DLE 201) in spring 2017. These courses were offered previously in the College of Health and Human Services.

“American Sign Language courses are coming back due to demand from students who would like to begin or continue their study of ASL for reasons of personal knowledge, professional learning and/or to help with the clients they will deal with in their future careers,” said Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, a professor in the College of Education.

Read more about the ASL course offering and lecturers at SDSU Newscenter

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