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)

Upcoming July 2024 events (so far!)

Sundays, July 7, July 21, Aug 4, Aug 18 – Richmond, VA
(1st + 3rd Sundays)
10:30-11:30AM
Gentle Yoga in ASL with Susi Wilbur, RYT-200
**Taught in American Sign Language with voice interpretation into English.**
~~This course is Pay What You Can!~~
Peak Experiences – Richmond
1375 Overbrook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Sponsored by Mosaic Interpreting! 
For updates, follow/like:
www.MosaicInterpretingServices.com/Events/Upcoming
IG: @mosaic_interpreting
FB: Mosaic Interpreting Services

Thursday, July 18th – Tyson’s Corner, VA
7pm – ?
ASL Hangout @ Tyson’s Corner Food Court (3rd Floor)
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Friday, July 19th – Chesterfield, VA 
(3rd Fri of every month)

6:00PM – 8:00PM
Southside Silent Dinner (RVA)
Chesterfield Towne Center Food Court

Saturday, July 20 – Midlothian, VA
ASL Champs’ ASL COFFEE CHAT
3:00 – 4:00PM
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

Sunday, July 21st
Noon-2pm
*ASL Rock Climbing*
Peak Experiences
1375 Overbrook Rd
Richmond, VA 23220
Gear rental is available!
Contact Hello@MosaicInterpretingServices.Com with any questions!

Sundays, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20 – Fairfax, VA
(3rd Sunday of every month)
7:00PM – 9:00PM
ASL Silent Sunday Social 
Fairfax County Wegman’s (corner of Route 29 and Monument Drive)

Friday, July 26 – Richmond, VA
5:30-8:30PM
*GAME NIGHT in ASL*
at Reynolds Community College
Located in the Workforce Building, Gallery: Parham Road Campus.
Games will be provided.
Free pizza and drinks!
Friday night every other month, all ages welcome and novice to native signers!
Questions? Contact chumphrey@reynolds.edu

Friday, AUGUST 2nd – Metro RVA (location TBD)
6:00PM – ?
Silent Dinner

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

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!