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NZSL Course - Auckland (Whangaparaoa) - Beg 1a
NZSL Course - Auckland (Whangaparaoa) - Beg 1a

Tue, 23 May


The Vine Community Church

NZSL Course - Auckland (Whangaparaoa) - Beg 1a

Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 6-week evening course through blended learning. This is NZSL Beg 1a course, suitable for those students with no experience with NZSL. $120 for 6 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate of attendance.

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Date, Time & Location

23 May 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Vine Community Church, unit f/158 Harbour Village Drive, Gulf Harbour, Whangaparāoa

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About The Course

Join and learn New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course in Auckland, Whangaparaoa!

NZSL is a beautiful language, and an official language of NZ. This is a NZSL Beg 1a course - suitable for students with no previous experience with NZSL. The course will be delivered through blended learning. In this arrangement, you will attend onsite classes with other participants, and the tutor will teach virtually with an onsite facilitator to support your learning. Certificate of Attendance and will be issued at the end of the course*.

Days: Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9pm

Dates: Tuesday, 23/5, 30/5, 6/6, 13/6, 20/6 and 27/6 (6 weeks)

Level: NZSL Beg 1a (Unit 1 - 2)

Cost: $120 for 6-week course incl. handout/homework

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this 1a course, learners will learn:

Unit 1 - Meeting and Greeting

• exchange greetings and make introductions

• understand simple class instructions

• learn about the use of facial expression in NZSL

• learn to get, and give, eyegaze before signing

• learn numbers 1-10

• learn the fingerspelling alphabet, spell their own name, and ask for repetition

Unit 2 - Our Class

• identify people in the class

• name language(s) they are learning

• give and follow simple instructions and action commands

• ask for clarification, correction and confirmation

• ask and tell where something is in the room

• use appropriate phrases for arriving late to class

• use numbers for counting (0‐20) and simple time phrases in relation to class activities

Unit 3 - Needs and Wants

• name common food and drink items

• make and respond to requests and offers for basic wants and needs

• ask and tell locations of familiar objects and locations in the immediate environment


*Certificate of Attendance are on request and with 80% attendance being meet. Please note that registering online confirms your place in the course. Minimum number of students applies - if minimum numbers are not meet course may be postponed or cancelled. Please read our cancellation policy.

Ask your employer to cover the cost of the course as professional development! If your organisation/company is paying for your course fee, please email us and provide us their Reference/Purchase Order number.


  • NZSL Course Fee

    This NZSL course fee includes weekly homework and e-handout emailed by your tutor. You will receive a certificate of attendance (you must attend 80% classes to receive a certificate).

    Tax: +$3.00 WebsiteFee
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