Wth Sign Language for Everyone, both book and DVDs cover the essentials of American Sign Language—choose either or both. Two 2-hour DVDs teach over 600 signs of American Sign Language. This is the only introductory signing course that I know of that also teaches signs for witnessing. The signs are taught in groups with logical associations so that they are easily remembered.
The softcover book can be used to cover the same material without the DVDs or with the DVDs for review and practice. The course is appropriate for all ages.