ASL Practice/Immersion Opportunities


Here are some local (RVA and a *little* beyond) opportunities to
practice in person with other ASL users.
This list is updated monthly.

Remember these are not classes, but for those who are actively learning/using ASL and want more practice.
Be sure to come with your voices off and your hands up!
(Completion of ASL 1A or the equivalent is highly recommended)

February 2024 (so far!)

Thursday, Feb 1
7pm – ?
ASL Hangout @ Tyson’s Corner Food Court (3rd Floor)
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Sundays, Feb 4th & Feb 18th
7:00PM – 9:00PM
ASL Silent Sunday Social (Fairfax, VA)
Fairfax County Wegman’s (corner of Route 29 and Monument Drive)

Saturday, February 10
 
12pm to 4pm
DAMD Valentines Day Market – DC
(Deaf Artisan Market Day)
@ Other Half Brewing
1401 Okie St NE, Washington DC
Discover unique, handmade treasures crafted by talented deaf artisans, perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts. Enjoy the ambiance, support local artists, and spread love and creativity. 

Saturday February 17
6-8 PM
Common Thread: Dreams
A storytelling event in ASL and English sponsored by Mosaic Interpreting

Would you be willing to share a 5-10 minute story about your dreams?
Simply email Story@MosaicInterpretingServices.com so that interns may prepare with their mentors!
Stories can be typed or in video format.

Ninja Kombucha
126 W. Brookland Park Blvd
Richmond, VA 23222

For Accommodations please contact Hello@MosaicInterpretingServices.com one week before the event.

SUNDAY, Feb 18
10:30 – 11:30AM
Gentle Yoga with Susi Wilbur, RYT-200
Taught in ASL!  Pay What You Can! *
The Innerwork Center
213 Roseneath Rd,
Richmond, VA 23221
Sponsored by: Mosaic Interpreting Services

* Pay what you can and consider bringing your own mat so others without mats may borrow!

Sunday, February 18, 2024
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Lego and Duplos Family Event at NVRC
Refreshments will be served
Northern Virginia Resource Center
Service Source Building
10467 White Granite Drive, Suite 312
Oakton, VA 22124
Any questions: please contact Jamie Berke, NVADFamilyEvent@gmail.com
Please RSVP to Jamie, how many kids you will bring.

Friday, Feb 16 (3rd Fri of every month)
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Southside Silent Dinner (RVA)
Chesterfield Towne Center Food Court

Saturday, Feb 24
2:00PM ← (NEW-NEW AFTERNOON TIME!)
ASL Champs COFFEE CHAT
at Urban Farmhouse  (located in the Millworks)
13872 Coalfield Commons Pl Midlothian, VA 23114
Please email Jen at jennifer@aslchamps.org to RSVP if possible

Friday in late February (TBD – will post here soon as we find out!)
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Game Night in ASL!
Reynolds Community College
Parham Road Campus
Workforce Building, Gallery
Questions? Email chumphrey@reynolds.edu

Later in 2024…

Saturday, April 27
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Deaf Nation Expo
Dulles Expo Center – North Hall
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Free admission – open to the public!

Do you know of a great local ASL immersion/practice opportunity not listed here? Contact us, and we’ll add iA st

Online ASL Classes Rationale

“Are your classes only online?”

“Will you be offering in-person classes?”

Since 2021, ASL Champs group classes are offered “virtually” via Zoom. While the majority seem to love the convenience and flexibility this option offers, we have recently fielded a few questions as to why this was still the case, so we wanted to explain this approach.


One of our goals at ASL Champs is to increase public fluency in ASL and especially to those within a Deaf person’s orbit (family, friends, co-workers). It was when we took our classes online that we saw that we could serve more people to further this goal than ever before. 

We’ve had ASL students learn together who are:

  • Friends and family members (that don’t live anywhere near each other)
  • Co-workers taking classes on their lunch hours
  • Part of corporate or remote groups that work in different offices
  • Parents with young children, busy (or opposite) schedules and/or limited childcare
  • Caregivers
  • Among those who benefit from the recordings and e-notes

So, we’re focusing on offering our online classes in an effort to maximize our resources. We believe we can best serve all our students this way at the moment, with the technology and convenience online classes have to offer.

Of course, ASL Champs’ home base is here in RVA and we have committed to offering and sharing regular, local in-person ASL immersion/practice opportunities!

We look forward to potentially offering some select in-person classes in addition to our online line up in 2024.

We appreciate you, our wonderful ASL Champs community, as we serve our RVA family and beyond!