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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).

 

Course levels:

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

 

Duration:

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:

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 - Completed

  • 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

Important information:

Merge NZ will start the course once we have reached a minimum number between 10 to 13 students. We will keep you informed regarding number of students (scroll down to check term's timetable). 

Forms, documents and downloads

Level 1 Curriculum Guide

Level 1 Curriculum Guide for Adult Community Education classes

Level 2 Curriculum Guide

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.

Register for NZSL onsite courses:

Merge NZ is offering a 15% discount to all students to celebrate NZSL Week 2024. Offer expires on 30 April.

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

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  • 23 May 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way & Grenada St, Mount Maunganui
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1b) course. Suitable for those students who have completed Beginner 1a course. $160 for 8 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate.
  • 23 May 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Ōmokoroa Library, 28 Western Avenue, Ōmokoroa
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1a) course. Suitable for those students with no experience with NZSL. $160 for 8 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate of attendance.
  • 10 Jun 2024, 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
    South Alive, 262 Ness Street, Appleby, Invercargill
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1a) course. Suitable for those students with no knowledge of NZSL. $160 for course incl. handouts, homework and certificate.
  • 19 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Hornby Community Care Centre, 8 Goulding Avenue, Hornby, Christchurch
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1a) course. Suitable for those students with no experience with NZSL. $150 for 8 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate of attendance. Special price is $127.50.
  • 24 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone, Lower Hutt
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beg 1a course. Suitable for those students with no experience with NZSL. $160 for 8 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate of attendance.
  • Date and time is TBD
    The Link Community & Business Centre, 4 Te Aroha Street, Hamilton East
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1a) course. Suitable for those students with no experience. $160 for 8 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate of attendance.
  • Date and time is TBD
    Waipu Presbyterian Church, 50 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
    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. $130 for 6 weeks course including e-handouts, homework and certificate.
  • Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    This Expression of interest is to gauge interest in your area. If there is enough NZSL students (min. is 7 students) then the class will go ahead in term 1 or term 2 in 2022.
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