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NZSL Beginners 1 - North Shore

North Shore
Auckland

Thursday 13 February 2020 - Thursday 11 June 2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Onepoto Domain Community Hall - 2 Puawai Place, Northcote, Auckland

Course overview:
Learn NZSL in 2020! This complete beginner's course is designed for those with no to little prior knowledge. Your trained, registered NZSL tutor will facilitate a fun learning environment covering practical, conversational NZSL skills. A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Various Tutors

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Merge NZ

Course cost: $230

NZSL Beginners 2 - West Harbour

West Auckland
Auckland

Thursday 13 February 2020 - Thursday 11 June 2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Manutewhau Community House - 74 Oreil Avenue, West Harbour, Auckland

Course overview:
Continue learning NZSL in 2020! This follow on beginner's course is designed for those who have completed beginners 1a (or approx. 30 hours of learning). Your trained, registered NZSL tutor will facilitate a fun learning environment covering practical, conversational NZSL skills. A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Various Tutors

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Merge NZ

Course cost: $230

AUT NZSL502 Deaf Community and Culture 1

Auckland City
Auckland

Tuesday 25 February 2020 - Friday 26 June 2020

12:00 am - 12:00 am

School of Language and Culture, AUT Tower (WT Building), AUT City Campus - Level 8 Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets Auckland City

Course overview:
The concept of the Deaf community in New Zealand is defined and discussed as a linguistic and cultural minority group rather than a medically diagnosed collection of individuals. The role of groups within this community is explored, and students reflect on their own personal experiences within the Deaf community.

This paper can be studied online.

Students from outside AUT can enrol this paper as part of the Certificate of Proficiency (COP).

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: Deaf Culture

Tutor: Susie Ovens

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Nancy Fa'i

NZSL Beginners Level 1a in BHB

Blockhouse Bay
Auckland

Wednesday 4 March 2020 - Wednesday 22 April 2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blockhouse Bay Community Centre - 524 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Course overview:
We are excited to offer
New Zealand Sign Language Class in Blockhouse Bay.
Every Wednesday
Evening (8 weeks)
Starting Wednesday 4 March -
22 April 2020
7.00pm to 9:00pm

email: [email protected]
[email protected]
contact us for more infomation
09 6264980

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Wendy Orellana

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Course cost: $100

021 082 77694 Text only

NZSL 3 (post beginners)

Wellington

Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Tuesday 26 May 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

10 sessions

Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St

Course overview:
NZSL 3 is suitable for those who have completed NZSL 2 or its equivalent (approximately 40 hours tuition in NZSL), and who wish to continue to study NZSL for personal or business reasons.

By the end of this course students should be able to:

1. Communicate about essential services and locations in their community
2. Discuss occupations, tasks and transport in relation to work and community activities
3. Negotiate appointments and bookings
4. Discuss prices on uses of services and purchases, and ways of payments
5. Invite others, accept and decline invitations to their home
6. Give simple directions to, and describe identifying features of their home
7. Identify rooms in the house and name essential household items relevant for visitors
8. Demonstrate culturally appropriate use of conversational behaviours in NZSL
9. Recognise and use NZSL grammar: topic-comment statements, agreement and spatial verbs, plural pronouns, classifiers, number forms

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Sonia Pivac

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

Course cost: $252

NZSL 1 (beginners)

Wellington

Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Wednesday 20 May 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

10 sessions

Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St

Course overview:
NZSL 1 course is suitable for beginners who wish to gain an introduction to NZSL.

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: Provisional

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

Course cost: $252

NZSL 7 (level 3)

Wellington

Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Wednesday 20 May 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

10 sessions

Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St

Course overview:
NZSL 7 is suitable for those who have completed NZSL 6 or its equivalent (around 120 hours’ tuition in NZSL) and who wish to continue learning for personal or business reasons.

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

1. Recount personal experiences about recreation, sports, hobbies and interests
2. Discuss and explain information about politics and current events
3. Compare various jobs and work conditions
4. Describe personal qualities and skills required for work roles
5. Explain simple instructions for common work-related tasks
6. Demonstrate appropriate ways to interact with Deaf people in workplaces
7. Explain common illnesses and treatments
8. Discuss and give opinions about common health and wellbeing issues
9. Recount simple personal experiences about health and wellbeing
10. Report and discuss key demographics about New Zealand
11. Explain and contrast an everyday ritual/event in your culture
12. Describe and contrast information about New Zealand and overseas travel destinations
13. Narrate personal experiences with travel-related incidents (e.g. delays, natural disasters, illnesses or mishaps)

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 3

Tutor: David McKee

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

Course cost: $252

NZSL 2 (post beginners)

Wellington

Wednesday 10 June 2020 - Wednesday 19 August 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

10 sessions

Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St

Course overview:
NZSL 2 course is suitable for those who have completed NZSL 1 or its equivalent (approximately 20 hours tuition in NZSL), and who wish to continue to study NZSL for personal or business reasons.


By the end of this course you should be able to:
1. Talk about immediate family/whanau and relationships
2. Give and ask personal information about self and others
3. Communicate about simple home leisure and daily routines and activities
4. Express feelings about activities
5. Make compliments and congratulations
6. Ask and tell about general wellbeing, health, everyday life
7. Demonstrate culturally appropriate use of conversational behaviours in NZSL
8. Recognise and use NZSL grammar: topic-comment statements, agreement verbs, number (age, time, ordinal, calendar), basic classifiers

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 1

Tutor: Lisa Alexander

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

Course cost: $252

NZSL 4 (level 2)

Wellington

Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Tuesday 25 August 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

10 sessions

Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St

Course overview:
New Zealand Sign Language 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.

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

1. Give, ask and summarise personal information about self and others
2. Describe and identify people in order to share information about them
3. Communicate about events, celebrations and holidays
4. Talk about destinations (places) and modes of travel
5. Describe and discuss plans
6. Narrate about life events including their language learning journey
7. Talk about extended family/whanau and basic family history
8. Recognise and use NZSL grammar: topic-comment structure, descriptive classifiers, listing principle, spatial verbs, spatial reference, event/chronological sequencing structures, one-character role shifting, number forms
9. Understand the cultural context for using NZSL with Deaf people

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 2

Tutor: Sonia Pivac

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

Course cost: $252

NZSL 5 (level 2)

Wellington

Tuesday 22 September 2020 - Tuesday 24 November 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

10 sessions

Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St

Course overview:
New Zealand Sign Language 5 is suitable for those who have completed NZSL 4 or its equivalent (approximately 80 hours tuition in NZSL), and who wish to continue learning for personal or business reasons.

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

1. Describe activities, food and environment-related topics in the home
2. Discuss responsibilities and schedules for domestic chores and errands
3. Make and respond to requests and complaints
4. Recount personal experiences about mishaps and problems using narrative techniques
5. Compare various jobs and work conditions
6. Describe personal qualities and skills required for work roles
7. Explain simple instructions for common work-related tasks
8. Demonstrate appropriate ways to interact with Deaf people in workplaces
9. Use NZSL grammar – temporal aspect, adverbial inflections, conditionals, role shifting, classifiers, reflexive pronouns, modals and time concepts.
10. Develop further awareness for using NZSL with Deaf people

Type of tuition: Class

Course category: NZSL Level 2

Tutor: Sonia Pivac

NZSLTA category: Qualified

Coordinator: Keay Burridge

Course cost: $252