Whether you are hearing, Deaf, or Hard of Hearing (H.O.H.) 
ASLBB is here to provide you with a wide range of services to aid you
 in breaking down barriers in your schools, workplace and family.   

What is American Sign Language? (ASL)

American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Do you have ASL experience and are unsure as to which class to start with? Contact us to set up an appointment for and assessment / placement test with one of our instructors.

In our ASL programs we use the Signing Naturally curriculum that was originally developed at a California College. With this curriculum you not only learn ASL but also valuable information to educate you on the Deaf culture allowing you to have a better comprehension of the Deaf culture and community.

Our qualified Deaf instructors have a “no-voice” teaching method. This format of teaching affords you to the opportunity to increase your awareness when signing. Incorporating this method of teaching with videotext, your workbook, games and more, plays an important role in aiding your ability to retain the information learned in an enjoyable interactive manner. Workbook required and important to aid you in your learning, memorization and study.  Additionally we offer various levels of ASL classes to suit your needs as well as for you to continue your knowledge of ASL and learn from the beginning level through to a level of conversational skills one would use in daily conversations.OU

Pleasantly surprised!

I was originally nervous and unsure what to expect when signing up for this class,
but I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the whole experience!
Charlene makes sure everything runs smoothly.
My class is something I look forward to every week and am excited to move to the next level.
I would highly encourage everyone to learn ASL through this program!
A truly enjoyable experience every week!

Katie McKenzie

Fantastic guest speaker!

As a trained American Sign Language Instructor, Founder of ASLBB and
experienced professional speaker who motivates her audiences,
Charlene is truly laugh provoking and inspirational, leaving her engaged listeners wanting more.
Without hesitation I highly recommend Charlene as a Guest Speaker
on the importance of learning ASL in business or your personal life.

Kara Wilson

London, Ontario

“Highly recommend”

Charlene is an inspiration to others! Such dedication and passion.
A beautiful kind spirit, I would highly recommend becoming educated
by this amazing women!

Sara Ivanisevic

Fitness club owner

Great instructors technique!

Charlene is amazing to collaborate with and very accommodating when it comes to planning
instruction/workshops on a schedule that fits your needs.
I have also had the pleasure of taking American Sign Language classes with ASL Breaking Barriers
before and was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the instructor made
it to learn with others that I’d not met before.
The instructors technique was appealing and made it easier to learn.
I look forward to taking additional classes in the future.

Jillian D

London, Ontario


When you meet this lady, you will be blown away with her passion, dedication and knowledge of her craft.
She really wants to help everyone to be able to communicate efficiently.
If you want to learn or expand your knowledge this lady is the one you want.

Dominique Campbell

Business owner

Fantastic; thank you!

*How would you improve this course?*

Shelley and Charlene are fantastic! I wouldn’t change anything.

Sara Hennessey