Beginners ASL Classes Beginner level classes build on the basic knowledge covered in the fundamental class, with more in-depth study of grammatical structure, syntax, handshapes, and classifiers of ASL. It is required that students have already taken the Fundamental ASL class before enrolling in the beginners class or discuss placement with the instructor. This class is instructed about 75% voice on; 25% voice off. Many students take several sessions of the beginners level classes before advancing to the intermediate level classes. Topics will vary each week.