This week, Jann Sweenie and I are celebrating our 10 Year anniversary of teaching American Sign Language online at!  As part of this ongoing decade celebration, we are now offering more than 500 of our ASL video streaming teaching videos at no cost to you!

These videos are the core of our teaching and now, thanks to our new Vimeo PRO subscription, you may watch them stream right to your eye.  Easy.  Peasy.  Fresh.  Simple!

Hardcore ASL!



Here are the direct free video streaming links on our Hardcore ASL website:

Hardcore ASL Video FacialExpressions
Hardcore ASL Video HandShapes

Hardcore ASL Video Level One

Hardcore ASL Video Level Two
Hardcore ASL Video Level Three
Hardcore ASL Video Level Four
Hardcore ASL Video Level Five
Hardcore ASL Video Level Six
Hardcore ASL Video Level Seven

Now, to fully appreciate these videos, you will likely need to purchase the companion textbook, Hardcore ASL Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 from Amazon.

However, if you’re a current ASL student somewhere in the world, or an ASL teacher yourself, feel free to use these streaming videos to help you learn and teach others.

We still offer private ASL tutoring online and in person around the Tri-State area — and we can teach you the “Hardcore ASL” way using these 500 free streaming videos and the textbook.  If you’re interested, let us know, and we’ll get in touch with you about pricing.

We also updated all the Hand Jive videos for Vimeo PRO streaming!

You can now view 57 streaming videos from our Hand Jive book — and yes, some of the videos are grainy — but that’s because they were made in 2005!

America’s Third Language(2.07 MB)

PART ONE: Deaf Culture
Chapter 1: Getting Down with the Deaf
(4.98 MB)
Chapter 2: Don’t Make that Face at Me!
(811 KB)
Chapter 3: You Want a Pizza or a Lesbian?
(1.2 MB)

PART TWO: Throwing Down the Signs
Chapter 4: Form that HandShape
(3.84 MB)
Chapter 5: Check This
(1.2 MB)
Chapter 6: Step Off
(1.39 MB)
Chapter 7: Eat It!
(1.96 MB)
Chapter 8: The Fam and Your Peeps
(3.98 MB)
Chapter 9: Working for the Man
(3.20 MB)
Chapter 10: Health and Emergencies
(1.43 MB)
Chapter 11: Hooking Up
 (3.16 MB)


CHAPTER 1 — Sorry, no videos. This chapter is all talk!
CHAPTER 2 — Sorry, no videos.  This chapter is all stories!
CHAPTER 3 — (3 videos) 
CHAPTER 4 — (15 videos) 
CHAPTER 5 — Sorry, no videos. Hey, it’s an easy chapter!
CHAPTER 6 — (2 videos) 
CHAPTER 7 — (2 videos)  
CHAPTER 8 — (8 videos)  
CHAPTER 9 — (13 videos)  
CHAPTER 10 — (3 videos) 
CHAPTER 11 — (11 videos)

Time and technology and the evolution of teaching online has rocketed over the last decade and we can’t wait to find out what happens over the next ten years!

Posted by David Boles

David Boles was born in Nebraska and his MFA is from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is an Author, Lyricist, Playwright, Publisher, Editor, Actor, Designer, Director, Poet, Producer, and Boodle Boy for print, radio, television, film, the web and the live stage. With more than 50 books in print, David continues to write 2MM words a year. He has authored over 25K articles and published more. Read the Prairie Voice Archive at | Buy his books at David Boles Books Writing & Publishing | Earn the world with David Boles University | Get a script doctored at Script Professor | Touch American Sign Language mastery at Hardcore ASL.


  1. Exciting day! The videos look really good!



    1. I agree! These videos look awesome online and they show the depth of the teaching.



      1. We should have done this a long time ago!



        1. We could have done that, but the technology wasn’t quite there yet. Vimeo Pro offers us just the sort of service we need to make this work the right way.



  2. […] uploading over 500 videos to Vimeo PRO — I’ve been thinking about content and production and restoration and preservation of […]



  3. That is a terrific accomplishment …….



  4. […] afternoon, Janna was hanging out in Union Square Park in New York City and she captured this cool, 21-second bite of […]



  5. […] reminds me of the people who claim to want to take our online classes.  Those people ping you in email, ask a thousand questions, and if you don’t answer […]



  6. […] Janna and I are pleased to announce our latest book is now available for purchase from Amazon: American Sign Language Level 5: A Field Guide for Advanced Communication Techniques for People with Other Disabilities — yes, it’s an eyeful of a title, but that sort of specificity is necessary for this sort sort of real life ASL field guide. […]



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