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NZSL course - Whanganui - Beg 1a
NZSL course - Whanganui - Beg 1a

Wed, 25 May


Alexander Library - Whanganui

NZSL course - Whanganui - Beg 1a

Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1 a) course. Suitable for those students with no previous experience with NZSL. Costs $130 for 8-week course incl. handouts, homework and e-certificate of attendance.

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Date, Time & Location

25 May 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm NZST

Alexander Library - Whanganui, 1 Pukenamu Drive, Whanganui

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About The Course

Join and learn New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course in Whanganui!

NZSL is a beautiful language, and an official language of NZ. This is a NZSL beginner 1a course - suitable for students with no previous knowledge of NZSL. Certificate of Attendance and will be issued at the end of the course*.

Days: Wednesdays, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Dates: 25th May  to 13th July 2022 (8 weeks)

Level: NZSL Beg 1a (Unit 1 - 3)

Cost: $130 for 8 week course incl. handout/homework

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this 1a course (term 2), learners will:

Unit 1 - Meeting and greeting

  • exchange   greetings and make introductions
  • understand  simple 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 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 class
  • use appropriate phrases for arriving and leaving 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

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

If you wish to organise installment payment plan, please email to to arrange payment plan and Merge NZ will book the course for you manually. Certificate of Attendance are on request and with 80% attendance being meet.


  • NZSL Course fee

    This NZSL onsite course fee includes e-handout (homework and handouts) emailed by your NZSL tutor. At the end of course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

    Tax: +$3.25 WebsiteFee
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