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Kelly Stack, a hearing child of Deaf adults (CODA), has worked as an interpreter and teacher for many years. Her Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA focused on the acquisition of ASL. She creates a safe classroom atmosphere for students to learn, using games and interactive exercises.

At Monterey Peninsula College, we offer classes in American Sign Language using authentic materials, taught by expert signers, with an emphasis on communication to prepare you to take your first steps toward membership in the local Deaf community.

Whether you're interested in satisfying a language requirement, learning a language in a new modality, preparing for work with Deaf people, or you just want to try your hand at something new... the MPC ASL program is for you.

Our students performed ASL poetry in the 2017 Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival:


Learn more about American Sign Language and why you might want to learn it.