NZSL Onsite /NZSL Hybrid courses
Merge NZ offers New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) courses in local areas with team of NZSL tutors (mix of trainee and provisional/qualified tutors).
You can choose any level to suit your needs, for example:
Beginner (Level 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d) - first year
Intermediate (Level 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d) - second year
Advanced (Level 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d) - third year
We run 8 week courses (once a week at 2 hours per week, usually in the evenings in local community centres and/or schools). In some cases, if there is no local tutor, we will be offering NZSL Hybrid course, which is blended learning at 1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks.
Costs range between $120 to $170 per person (GST inclusive), this includes e-handouts and certificate of attendance (you must attend over 80% to receive a copy of certificate at the end of course).
If your organisation/company is paying for your course fee, please email Merge NZ and provide us their Reference/Purchase Order number. If you have Deaf or hard of hearing child in your family, you are eligible to enroll for free of charge (funded by Deaf Children New Zealand)
Approx. start dates for courses in 2024:
Term 1 - 12 February 4 April. 3 weeks break
Term 2 - 29 April to 20 Jun. 4 weeks break
Term 3 - 22 July to 11 September. 3 weeks break
Term 4 - 7 October to 12 December
Merge NZ will start the course once we have reached a minimum number of 13 students. The start date is flexible, once we have reached the number then the course will start immediately. We will keep you informed regarding to number of students.
Forms, documents and downloads
Level 1 Curriculum Guide for Adult Community Education classes
Level 2 Curriculum Guide for Adult Community Education classes
Check out our Merge NZ Services and Pricing list for your information (October 2022)
All information about NZSL Hybrid courses.
Upcoming NZSL onsite (face to face) courses:
Registrations for NZSL onsite courses are now opening (see below), that may be interests you. If you want to have NZSL course in your local area, which are not listed here - please submit your interest here. We will aim to set up in your hometown. If you have any question, please contact NZSL Courses Co-ordinator, Jennifer Lum at hello @ mergenz.co.nz