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NZSL Onsite Beginners - Level 1

Welcome! Want to learn New Zealand Sign Language, one of New Zealand's official languages. Do you want to learn with other students in your hometown. Our NZSL onsite course is perfect for you!

Our NZSL Beginners Level 1 course is designed for beginners, as well as those who may have some basic knowledge and want to further their understanding of the language. Our yearly program is split into four (4) block courses, covering units 1-9. Through our engaging and interactive approach, you'll gain a better appreciation of NZSL and Deaf Culture.

Our experienced team of NZSL teachers will guide you through the course, creating a fun and challenging learning experience. In addition, you will be encouraged to practice your skills outside of the classroom by watching NZSL videos. Join us now and start your NZSL journey!

NZSL Onsite Beginners - Level 1

NZSL Course guideline

Learning Outcome for Beginner - Level 1a

 

Unit 1 (Meeting and greeting)

  • exchange greetings and make introductions

  • understand simple online 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 online 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

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Anyone with no previous 

NZSL experience can  register this course.

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Scroll down to find NZSL Beginner (Level 1) course that suits your needs. If course is not listed, please wait for the next round.

  • 22 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    St. David's Complex (University of Otago, 279 Great King Street, Dunedin North
    Learn New Zealand Sign Language in this 8-week evening course. This is NZSL Beginner (Level 1c) course. Suitable for those students who have completed Beginner (Level 1b) course. $160 for 8-week course incl. e-handouts, homework, certificate of attendance.
  • 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.
  • 25 Jul 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Chapel Hill Community Church, 2 Cate Road, Rototuna, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
    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.
  • 25 Jul 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.
  • Date and time is TBD
    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.
  • Date and time is TBD
    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.
  • Date and time is TBD
    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.
  • 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.
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