Sign languages – Learning

By the Translation Bureau

Did you know that there are hundreds of different sign languages in the world? In Canada, the most common are American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise), but Indigenous sign languages and Maritime Sign Language are also used. Each one has its own grammar and syntax.

In this section of the collection, discover resources for learning the various sign languages found in Canada.


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American Sign Language

Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise)

Maritime Sign Language

Indigenous sign languages

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The web pages that make up the collection of Canadian language resources are chosen with care by the Language Portal of Canada team. However, the team is not responsible for maintaining or updating the content of these pages.

Related links

For French resources on this topic, check out our Langues des signes – Apprentissage page.