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Here you can find out about NZSL classes in your area. There are currently 22 class listings.

NZSL 101 (university paper)

Wellington

Course overview:
Victoria University offers NZSL 101 ("Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language") in the first trimester annually.

This course offers absolute beginners a guided introduction to NZSL for communicating in everyday situations. You will learn core vocabulary and basic grammar of NZSL. You will learn about ways of interacting in the visual communication environment of the Deaf community. Lectures and readings provide background understanding about the structure and use of NZSL. The main goal of this course is to develop a foundation of comprehension and simple conversational skills.

Availability: Limited entry. Course is full for 2019.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: David McKee

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: David McKee

NZSL 102 (university paper)

Wellington

Course overview:
Victoria University offers an elementary NZSL course in the second trimester annually.

This course builds on beginner's knowledge of NZSL with a continued focus on understanding and using the language in everyday situations. Lectures and readings provide background information about the Deaf community and the structure of NZSL. Students will extend their mastery of core vocabulary and grammatical structures, using these in dialogues and short narratives. A schedule of weekly topics will be handed out separately. The course will expand comprehension and expressive skills in the Learning Objective areas (refer to web link).

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: David McKee

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: David McKee

NZSL 201 (university paper)

Wellington

Course overview:
Victoria University of Wellington offers "NZSL201 - Intermediate NZSL A" course annually in the first trimester.

The course will extend the receptive and expressive skills of students who have a foundation in NZSL, and will examine cultural perspectives and issues relevant to the Deaf community. Teaching will focus on increasing students' vocabulary, expressive fluency, knowledge and use of grammatical structures in NZSL.

There are only 20 places available. The course is full for 2019.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 2

Tutor: Sara Pivac Alexander

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Sara Pivac Alexander

NZSL 202 (university paper)

Wellington

Course overview:
Victoria University offers "NZSL 202 - Intermediate NZSL B" paper in the second trimester annually.

This course will develop intermediate signers’ receptive and expressive proficiency in NZSL for everyday dialogic and monologic communication purposes. Learners will extend their repertoire of NZSL structures and appreciation of the social-cultural context of NZSL use in Deaf community.

Limited places.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 2

Tutor: Sara Pivac Alexander

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Sara Pivac Alexander

NZSL Level 2 (NZSL 4)

Wellington

Wednesday 6 March - Wednesday 8 May 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

10 sessions

Course overview:
Victoria University of Wellington offers this evening course for the wider community. NZSL 4 is suitable for those who have completed NZSL3 or its equivalent (approximately 60 hours tuition in NZSL), and who wish to continue to study NZSL for personal or business reasons. Refer to web link for learning objectives / more info.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 2

Tutor: Sara Pivac Alexander

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

MySign Online Course

New Zealand

Monday 18 March

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6 sessions

Online - Your place!

Course overview:
Fully interactive online class courses with Merge NZ.
A range of different class days and times from beginners to intermediate level.

Type of tuition: Online

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Various Tutors

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Merge NZ

Course cost: $99.00

NZ Sign Language Course

New Zealand

Tuesday 19 March - Thursday 19 March 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

6 sessions

Your workplace, school, event, community facility or conference - Your location

Course overview:
Merge NZ offers customized New Zealand Sign Language courses for schools, workplaces, healthcare, staff, and the general public.
Whether it is one to one tutoring or a staff training this learning is completely tailored for your needs.

It might be a one-off 1-2 hour workshop or a 3, 6, 8 or 15-week course.

Contact Merge NZ today and find out more.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: Customised

Tutor: Various Tutors

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Merge NZ

MySign - Online NZSL learning

New Zealand

Tuesday 19 March - Thursday 19 March 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

1 session

Your place! - Online

Course overview:
Want to learn NZSL but can't attend a face to face class? Maybe there are none in your area, or you can't find a babysitter or want to learn something specific. MySign is for you!
One to one or groups of up to 10 with a qualified NZSL tutor.

We can teach the curriculum- level one to advanced or teach the NZSL for Families curriculum.

We can provide extra practice for NZSL interpreting students, families of Deaf children or those that just don't want to lose the skills they already have.

Formal or informal teaching available.

Contact our MySign co-ordinator today to find out more.

Type of tuition: Online

Course category: Customised

Tutor: Various Tutors

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Merge NZ

Deaf Culture Workshop

New Zealand

Wednesday 20 March - Friday 20 March 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

1 session

Your workplace, school, event, community facility or conference - Your location

Course overview:
A tailored Deaf Culture workshop for either 2, 4 or 7 hours. Essential for frontline staff, teachers, healthcare workers and all staff.
This course covers Deaf Culture and what that is, including Deaf identity and the different perspectives of this.
It covers NZSL as a language and gives important communication tips.
This workshop can be delivered at your event/workplace/school. It will be tailored to your specific needs.
Please contact Merge NZ to learn more.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: Deaf Culture

Tutor: Victoria Lessing

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Merge NZ

NZSL Level 1 (NZSL 1)

Wellington

Tuesday 2 April - Tuesday 11 June 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

10 sessions

Course overview:
In this beginner’s course, you’ll learn basic NZSL skills necessary for simple communication with Deaf people.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1. exchange greetings and make introductions
2. understand simple class instructions
3. talk about NZSL learning
4. ask for clarification, correction and confirmation
5. ask and tell where something is in the class and in the immediate environment
6. use appropriate phrases for arriving and leaving class
7. talk about common food and drink items
8. make and respond to requests and offers for basic needs and wants
9. express likes and dislikes
10. tell about immediate family/whanau and relationships

You will also learn basic NZSL grammar, acquire basic knowledge about Deaf culture and the Deaf community, and develop an awareness of NZSL communication behaviours.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Lisa Alexander

NZSLTA category: Non-Certified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge