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Sign up for NZ Sign Language course at Dovedale

It’s not too late to sign up for New Zealand Sign Language introductory course, starting 27 August at Dovedale campus.

NZSL tutor Julie Fraser will be taking the introductory sign language course. Past students have commented on how complementary learning sign language is to their education training.

The course covers finger-spelling alphabet and basic phrases, numbers, some university specific vocabulary and basic grammar. No previous NZSL experience is required and the course is open to both students and staff.  Handouts are provided and there is no structured homework though practicing signs between classes is encouraged to enhance your learning.

Classes will be held on Mondays, 1.00pm – 2.00pm on 27 August, 3, 10, 17 and 24 September and cost $60.00. For more information and to sign up email Nicola McDonald on nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz


Don’t fall into the start of semester cruise trap

The start of a new semester always seems so cruisy; due dates and assignments feel so far off and there are so many exciting things to distract yourself from them around campus…

DO NOT fall into this trap!

Use this ‘cruisy’ time to make use of some of the University’s resources and get prepared for your assignments and exams before they rain down on you (like they always do all at once).

A great way to stay on top of your studies before they catch up on you is to make use of the Academic Skills Centre located on Level 3 of the Central Library and the ground floor of Education Library. They hold some great seminars for you to get involved in and can help you prepare academically for courses by going through the steps of how to write a strong academic essay.

Pop in and see them today and book in for their next session.