Sign language is the forth most common language used in the United States. It a language where people use hand and body movements, along with facial expressions, to communicate with one another. Most people in North America use American Sing Language, although there is a British version and a Canadian way. If you are interested in learning sign language, there are many methods and resources available, some of which are free, to help you accomplish this.
There are many online resources that can help you learn American Sign Language, many of which are free. Michigan State University has a website available with resources that can help you learn sign language many of which are free. They provide access to online sign language webinars, video and online dictionaries.
Book are another resource that you can use to learn sign language on your own. There are many books that you can read that will teach you basic sign language all the way to speaking it fluently. Many come with additional resources such as DVDs or access to additional products online. Before purchasing a book, check your local library to see if they have books available to learn sign language. That way you can learn for free.
If your area has a community center or college near by, call or visit their website to see if there are formal classes offered. There is typically a fee associated with taking a formal class, especially when taking one at a community college or university. When registering for a class, see if there are any reduced rates or scholarships available to help cut costs.