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High Schools accept LanguageBird course credits.
Yes! LanguageBird is a fully accredited institution.
LanguageBird meets the highest standards of excellence and offers students and their families the peace of mind that comes with a premier private school experience. We are accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Cognia. Both international accreditations are accepted at high schools globally. LanguageBird transcripts are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.
Additionally, LanguageBird is both NCAA approved for athletes as well as University of California approved for California students seeking admission to UC/CSU campuses. College-bound, NCAA, and transferring students receive credit for courses completed with LanguageBird. For information on how to send transcripts, please see our FAQ page.
How do I get high school credit?
If you have not met your high school graduation requirements for world language, we recommend you talk to your school counselor and let them know you would like to take a LanguageBird course. Most college-prep high schools require 2 years of world language. Some high schools will have you fill out a concurrent enrollment form or ask you to send a transcript once your LanguageBird course is complete. We are happy to work with your high school administrator and counselors!
For more on accreditation and credit, go to our FAQ page.
Choose from courses for credit, tutoring and test prep, conversation lessons or a combination!
Accredited high school and middle school Sign Language courses with a private instructor at your pace and convenience.
LanguageBird gives students the opportunity to master world languages online, at their own pace, and on their own time, while earning high school credits that can be used toward graduation
Tutoring, Test Prep, & Conversational Lessons
Experience world language lessons with a private instructor at your pace and convenience, with a focus on your classwork, exams, or real-world experiences.
Tutoring and Test Prep lessons are for students who would like additional support outside of the classroom. Whether tutoring for current coursework or preparing for an upcoming AP or Fluency exam, our native-speaking instructors are here to help!
Conversational Lessons are for students who are looking to expand their language skills. Heading to a new country and want to be prepared? Need language skills for a new job? With Conversational Lessons, you’ll learn to speak like a native with a native.
Our team of school admissions professionals are ready to help you discover why LanguageBird is the accredited online school of choice for world language online private education. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm Pacific Time. Call 844-700-2473 (BIRD) and ask to speak with an admissions coordinator or submit an inquiry form today and discover how convenient online school can be.
Sign Language Instructors
Our approach to education is personal and dynamic.
Innovative learning activities, students directed projects, and unique assessments engage students in the learning process. Instructors take notes during each lesson to share with students and evaluate students over time based on personal progress. We don’t believe in timed exams. We do believe in giving students the opportunity to present what they have learned in a format and environment in which they are comfortable. Final projects are presented to the instructor during the final lesson of the course along with any required written components.
Why choose an online middle school or high school language program?
Enrolling your student in a LanguageBird course offers greater freedom and flexibility for their learning than what is typically found in a traditional brick-and-mortar high school and middle school environment. All of our faculty are experienced instructors in the field of education, not just native speakers. Our trained, experienced instructors love to work with high school and middle school students. Students meet with the same instructor building a relationship and skills. Students use our courses to make more room in their daily school schedule to get ahead, make-up a class, or study a language not offered at their school.
We provide students with the most personalized, one-to-one, learning experience.
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Online Sign Language Classes Strengthen the Foundation for Learning and Communication (Higher SAT Scores Too)
Multiple studies have proven that high school students who learn American Sign Language (ASL) and are capable of signing the alphabet gain improved spelling skills. Signing leaves a larger imprint on the brain that makes it easier for one to remember complicated spellings. Furthermore, because we have muscles that have their own micro-memories, the ability to sign a word, in addition to speaking it, makes words easier to remember. In fact, students who took online sign language classes scored significantly higher on the SATs than students who took a spoken language. Even foreign educational institutes praise American Sign Language. The Manitoba School District in Canada has said that learning ASL offers tons of value in that, in addition to learning a second language, it provides the opportunity for students to question and challenge their own values, cultural assumptions, and perspectives that contribute positively to our society as a whole.
Where did Online Sign Language Classes Evolve From?
According to historians, Aristotle was the first to make a recorded claim about the deaf. His theory was that the only way to learning and receiving an education was through hearing a spoken language. Therefore, deaf individuals were deemed ignorant and unable to be educated. For centuries the deaf were denied their fundamental rights, and in some regions they weren’t allowed to get married, have children, buy property, and they were forced to have guardians. Ultimately, they were considered to be sub-human.
When the Renaissance rolled in, Europe disputed Aristotle’s claim as scholars began educating mass cohorts of the deaf population for the first time in 2,000 years. This milestone in history is what started the creation of a signed language.
In more recent history pioneers in Sign Language like Hellen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan continued to prove that the deaf (Keller was both deaf and blind) could communicate and learn. In fact, Keller graduated from college in 1904 and went on to be known as one of the most prolific thought leaders in American history.
Why Take Online Sign Language Classes as Opposed to Traditional On-Campus Classes?
Being a high school student is a full-time job. What with studying, sports, other extracurricular activities, and volunteer work (things that look good on transcripts) taking a second language on campus just eats into the day and adds more stress. In addition, we all learn differently and process information at varying learning paces. Since the average public high school has a teacher-to-student ratio of 1-to-30, most students lack the attention required to learn the language and earn the credits required to graduate.
Taking online Sign Language classes from companies like LanguageBird removes these barriers, as students are able to take their online classes with live, certified instructors in real-time face-to-face lessons when it is convenient for them. In other words, kids can take online Sign Language classes on the weekend, early in the morning before school, or right after Monday Night Football before going to bed. Being able to create one’s own schedule helps high school students tremendously, and this enables to overall better grades across the board.
In addition, online Sign Language classes from LanguageBird offers one-on-one instruction where teachers give each student their undivided attention. This allows students to get a customized approach relevant to their learning style so they can truly learn the language and comprehend it at a high level–something traditional classes on campus simply can’t offer.
Call LanguageBird today and take that first step into setting your kids up for their future success. We offer an accredited and NCAA and University of California approved program that will likely meet the guidelines of your child’s high school and top desired colleges. Talk to your child’s school counselor to ensure the credits will transfer over and give us a call.
Contact Us To Learn More
If you need help or have any questions, please give us a call. We want to help you find the best solution to your language learning needs. We will coach you through the process, provide referrals, and more.
Call LanguageBird at 844-700-2473 if you have additional questions.
An Online Sign Language Instructor Lets Students Learn on their Time.
The life of middle and high school students is actually a full-time job. Between attending classes, studying, participating in sports, partaking in other extra curricular activities like playing an instrument or participating on the debate team, and doing volunteer work , there are also family obligations that play into life. This means a window of time to meet with an online Sign Language instructor can be minimal, and this is why middle and high school students need an online Sign Language instructor who will teach them, on their time, whether that is at 6AM, 10PM or on weekends. When you invest in a high-quality online Sign Language tutor, you get the freedom of learning at your convenience.
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