ASLIT Lab

Meet our ASL Tutors.

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 Owen Horr
Senior Lab Assistant

Jose Hernandez Frias, Ash Schemenauer, Ira Rothenberg, Gordon Harper

Molly Sachs, Marisa Mills, Danyel Downey, Stevie Campbell

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Carlos Gomez
Lab Assistant

We Are Open

M – Th:  8:00am to 8:00pm
F: 8:00am to 12:00pm
512-410-6538
asllab@austincc.edu

Note: Sometimes our lab is not available due to class taking a test. While iMacs will not be available, our tutoring sessions will continue in an alternative classroom. Check Schedule here.

Location: Rio Grande Campus, #3225

Resources

  • Tutoring Sessions
  • iMac Desktops and internet access
  • Backdrops & Lights for video recording
  • ASL Activities: Step & Sign and ASL Chat

Lab Guideline

  1. 100% ASL environment
  2. Turn your phone off
  3. No Beverages or food
  4. iMacs are only for ASL-related assignments.
You will be asked to leave for the day if you don’t follow the rules.

ASLIT Lab is here to serve you.

What's ASLIT Lab?

Using ASLIT Lab

Tutor Reservation

Tutoring Sessions

Tutoring Sessions

Individual Tutoring Session

A session at the lab. You can invite up to 4 classmates to join your session for a total of 5 students. Sign up here.

Online Tutoring Session

Use appear.in/aslit-tutor. If you there is no tutor at the screen, call ASLIT Lab.  Reserve here.

You are required to have a solid backdrop and high speed able with at least 20 Mbps.

The following ACC Learning Labs have webcams that can be used for Online Tutoring.
HYS- #1205
SAC- #1138.5 & 1138.6
PIN- #600
RVS- Bldg. G #9100
CYP- #2121.7
HLC- ACCelerator Lab

Walk-In Session

You can walk-in reservation. Find a sign that says “Tutoring Session: available” on table.

Group Study Session

A session for interested students who want to study 30 minutes before class test. This will be open to students in that class only.

Cancel Tutoring session

You are responsible to cancel your reservation online. If we do not hear from you, it will be considered as a no-show. With three of no-shows in total, you will be blocked from signing up for two weeks.

Homework Help Desk

While you are in distance, this is for any quick help you need related to your homework, clarification on ASL signs, about ASLIT Lab, etc.  If no one is at video screen, call us immediately. Homework Help Desk

How to

  • You are able to see two weeks of tutoring sessions at a time. You may reserve sessions for the new week on Mondays at 8am.
  • You may reserve 2 sessions per day during the actual week and you can reserve only two sessions per week for the next week. When the following week becomes the actual week, you can reserve more sessions.

Student Testimonials

Anne Roberts, ASL 3
The ACC ASLIT Lab has been incredibly beneficial in my learning of ASL. The tutors have helped me learn a lot and that in-person interaction with native ASL users is so valuable. The computers and curtains make it easy to create my video assignments and access the movies required by my classes. I am very thankful for the ACC ASL IT Lab and will keep going there as long as I’m an ACC ASL student (and maybe afterward too, just to say “Hi.”) I hope to see the ACC ASL IT Lab grow. It is a vital part of really learning ASL at ACC.

Erica Moilanen
Through ASLIT program, I have made life long friendships not only through classmates, but also in the lab. The lab makes learning significantly easier and much more fun. Although useful as a study atmosphere, the lab is pleasantly engaging. When possible, I liked playing a game or having casual conversations with the tutors. My experience in the ASLIT was one of the best experiences in my life. When anyone is seemingly interested in learning ASL I recommend Austin Community College’s ASLIT program, even if they are not interested in becoming an Interpreter.

Study shows that students who visit lab more than 15 times a semester score 9 points higher than their classmates who do not.

What kind of events are we involved in?
Austin has one of largest Deaf communities in the United States. Our ACC students happen to be fortunate to have their campus merely three miles from Texas School for the Deaf where often there are Deaf events happening in our close-knit community. We support students in attending to either observe and support Deaf events or immerse by doing volunteer work with a vast array of organizations on a range of events, from sports games to formal receptions.

Sign up to volunteer!

This is for ASL 3 students and above.
Click here to sign up!

Why should I get involved with Deaf events?
Immersion and Networking! Networking is perhaps the most crucial tool you can utilize to find job opportunities. To be competent in ASL at a certain level, it requires immersion in Deaf culture and an ASL environment. This cannot be acquired only through the classroom environment. Mastering a language requires using language with native speakers. Just as learners of Spanish go to Mexico to gain exposure and knowledge to the language and culture. So learners of ASL need to be immersed in the culture and language of Deaf people. This requires attending Deaf events to immerse yourself in the language and the culture, which is part of developing ASL competency. Austin provides numerous opportunities for students to gain this exposure and students are encouraged to participate in as many Deaf events as possible. Prospective employers and clients not only want to see that you comprehend the language, but that you have demonstrated how you can handle working in a fast-paced, high-stress environment.