New to NZSL Teaching?
NZSL teaching is an exciting and rewarding job. You will meet lots of people and raise the profile of NZSL in your area.
Ask yourself the questions below and decide if NZSL teaching is for you.
- Are you fluent in NZSL?
- Are you involved with your local Deaf community?
If yes to both, then read on.
- Do you relate well to people?
- Do you have a warm personality and good attitude?
- Are you good at listening and understanding people’s needs?
- Do you like learning? Is motivated to study?
- Are you well organised?
If you said yes to most of these, then it looks like NZSL teaching is for you!
These Deaf NZSL teachers will tell you why they love teaching NZSL.
The 10 steps below gives you an idea how to get started.
Observe an NZSL class. Ask the teacher/tutor questions.
Become an NZSLTA member. Learn about the tutor registration system.
Do the Certificate in Deaf Studies: Teaching NZSL course.
Look through 'Arrange a Class' and 'Teaching NZSL' on this website.
- Set up
Arrange a class.
Look through resources. Make lesson plans and teaching materials.
Think about how you'll explain activities and resources.
Happy teaching! Enjoy new challenges.
Think how you can make your teaching better.
Continue doing professional development. Share with others.
These people will tell you a part of their journey of becoming an NZSL teacher.