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07 Aug 2014 App Lists
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If you want to learn sign language or brush up on your signing skills then check out our list of the best sign language apps for your iPhone.

 

American Sign Language.
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
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Signing, by itself, can really be a lot of fun. And this app proves it!

  • Makes you feel like you’re entering a whole new world
  • Lets you communicate with your hands
  • Your primer to the wonderful world of sign language
  • 197 lessons
  • Contains everything from the basics 

Genres:
  • Lifestyle
  • Education
Learn American Sign Language - ASL Video Flashcards
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
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Ever wondered how those signing at the left-side of some PSA announcement on the TV screens ever get along in real life? Well, at least you’ll have an idea with this app!

  • Teaches you dexterity at signing
  • Guided by noted ASL practitioner Renee Moore
  • Lists the most common signs being made
  • Teaches you when the best time is for busting out your new signing chops

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
Learn Sign Language Alphabets
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
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What if you really want to start at the beginning when you’re learning how to sign? Well, there is an easier way towards it - and this app is the answer!

  • Proper hand signs for the alphabets
  • Encourages you to “practice” your skills
  • Memory and vocabulary games
  • Four different lessons
  • Colorful interface

Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Educational
  • Family
Learn Basic Sign Language
Free
iPad / iPhone
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If you really want a very thorough learning experience, then you can never go wrong with this app!

  • Every basic noun and verb is painstakingly detailed
  • Sets of impressive illustrations
  • Lets you catch the “gist” to the most common signing words
  • Simple tutorials
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
手話『日本・アメリカ』JSL&ASL
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
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Fancy yourself a bit of an expert, eh? Well, here’s a real challenge for you!

  • Lets you learn sign language in Japanese
  • Lets you learn the Japanese language, to boot
  • Two-in-one value
  • Multi-lingual interface
  • Clear illustrations

Genres:
  • Lifestyle
  • Education
Marlee Signs
Free
iPad / iPhone
2 reviews Add to watchlist

If you are interested in learning American Sign Language, then check out this free app!

  • Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin
  • Teaches you the basics of sign language
  • Makes the learning process smooth and easy
  • Step-by-step spelling
  • Text-to-sign translation 

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
Sign Language With Sammi Signs
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist

Sammi is such a swell dude!

  • Basic ASL words
  • Uses words that will relate to kids
  • In-app quiz
  • Makes learning fun
  • Beautiful interface

Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Educational
  • Family
Sign Language Dictionary
Free
iPad / iPhone
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Yep, you even had a dictionary for this one!

  • Directory of useful videos
  • Real-time signing
  • “Slo-mo” options
  • Includes normal conversational phrases
  • Ideal for all levels of ASL practitioners

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
ASL Everyday Phrases - American Sign Language by Selectsoft
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
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It’s not called “everyday phrases” for nothing!

  • 100 useful phrases
  • Updated content
  • Option to download additional content
  • Flashcard-style quizzes
  • Easy swiping of videos

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
JW Library Sign Language
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist
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Who knew studying religion can also have its perks?

  • The Bible translated word-for-word in sign language
  • Useful video publication
  • Colorful images
  • Automatically look up on cited verses
  • Manages your app space

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
ASL Dictionary HD American Sign Language
$6.99
iPad / iPhone
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Here’s another basic app which is cool!

  • Over 5000 words
  • Lets you sign the same word
  • Learn multiple ways to sign
  • Add specific words to favorites
  • Works offline

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
3Strike American Sign Language Fingerspelling
Free
iPad / iPhone
2 reviews Add to watchlist

Yep, it’s just like baseball, too!

  • Represents 26 letter of the alphabet
  • Game-centered learning
  • Share your scores online
  • Daily leaderboards
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Educational
  • Word
ASL Coach - 'American Sign Language'
Free
iPad / iPhone
2 reviews Add to watchlist

This is the classic ASL tutorial compressed to a single mobile use!

  • High ratings
  • Full application
  • Updated resources
  • Clear images
  • Intuitive interface

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
Baby Sign Language Dictionary - ASL Edition
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
1 review Add to watchlist
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Yes, this app proves that you can teach signing to babies, too!

  • Includes all 340 signs
  • Detailed images
  • Fully interactive
  • Customizable settings
  • 24/7 support

Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.

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