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NZSL course - Tauranga - Beg 1a
NZSL course - Tauranga - Beg 1a

Mon, 22 Jul


Welcome Bay Community Centre

NZSL course - Tauranga - Beg 1a

Learn NZSL in this 8-week evening course in Welcome Bay, Tauranga. This is NZSL Beginners (Level 1a) course. Suitable for anyone who has no prior NZSL knowledge or experience. Costs $160 for 8 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate of attendance.

Date, Time & Location

22 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Bay Community Centre, 242 Welcome Bay Road, Welcome Bay

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About The Course

Join and learn New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course at Welcome Bay, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty!

NZSL is a beautiful language, and an official language of NZ. This is a NZSL Beginner 1a course - suitable for anyone who has no prior NZSL knowledge or experience. Certificate of Attendance and will be issued at the end of the course*.

Days: Mondays, 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Dates: 22/7, 29/7, **5/8, 12/8, 19/8, **26/8, 2/9 and 9/9  (8 weeks) 

               ** Online teaching on 5th and 26th August - Details will be provided nearer to start date.

Level: NZSL Beginner 1a (Unit 1, 2 and 3)

Cost: $160 for 8-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

• express likes and dislikes

• understand basic signs about emergency exit procedures


*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 to hello @


  • NZSL Course Fee

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

    Tax: WebsiteFee included



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