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Beginner - Part 1 (units 1 & 2)
Beginner - Part 1 (units 1 & 2)

Thu, 13 Jun



Beginner - Part 1 (units 1 & 2)

Explore the wonders of NZSL from the comfort of your home! Join our engaging 8-week online course and begin your journey into the world of NZSL. Enrol today to start signing with confidence!

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Date, Time & Location

13 Jun 2024, 10:45 am – 11:45 am


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About The Course

Learn NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) online via MySign!

Join our online classes with a NZSL teacher for a fully interactive learning experience. This course is suitable for students with no prior knowledge or experience in NZSL.

Level: NZSL Beginner - Part 1 (Level 1, Unit 1 and 2)

Duration: Every Thursday for 8 weeks - 13/6, 20/6, 27/6, 4/7, 11/7, 18/7, 25/7 and 1/8

Teacher: Maz Thomas

Course fee:  $140 incl. weekly handouts/homework

What You'll Learn:

Unit 1 - Meeting and Greeting

  • Exchange greetings and make introductions.
  • Understand simple online class instructions.
  • Learn about the role of facial expression in NZSL.
  • Learn to get, and give, eyegaze before signing (requirements for visual attention).
  • Learn numbers 1‐10.
  • Learn the fingerspelling alphabet, spell their own name, and ask for repetition.

Unit 2 - Our Class

  • Identify people in the online class.
  • Name the language(s) they are learning.
  • Give and follow simple instructions and action commands.
  • Ask for clarification, correction and confirmation.
  • Ask and tell the location of objects in the room.
  • Use appropriate phrases for arriving late to an online class.
  • Use numbers for counting (0‐20) and express simple time phrases related to class activities.

Important Notes:

  • Registering online secures your spot in the course. A minimum number of students is required; if not met, the course may be postponed or cancelled. Please review our cancellation policy.
  • All you need is a computer/laptop with a webcam and an internet connection. Please note that tablets (such as Chromebook) and mobile devices are not suitable for online learning.
  • After registration, you'll receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the course. Check your spam folder if you don't see it.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon meeting 80% attendance (6 out of 8 classes).
  • Funding from Employers: Consider approaching your employer for professional development funding. If your organisation is covering the course fee, please email us with their Reference/Purchase Order number (mysign @

Ready to embark on this exciting NZSL journey? Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Enrol today and enhance your sign language skills with MySign!

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