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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

 

Introductory NZ Sign Language course at Dovedale

An introductory course to New Zealand Sign Language will be held on Dovedale campus during August and September. This is a great opportunity for College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora students and staff to take part in the course.

The course covers finger-spelling alphabet and basic phrases, numbers, some university specific vocabulary and basic grammar.  No previous New Zealand Sign Language experience is required and the course is open to 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 Monday 27 August and  3, 10, 17 and 24 September from 1.00pm – 2.00pm. The cost is $60.00.  A minimum of 12 attendees is needed for the course to start. The course is also held at the Ilam campus regularly during term time. For more information or to register contact nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz 

Learn New Zealand Sign Language at UC

Learn one of New Zealand’s official languages – New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). This introductory 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 students and staff.

Term 2 classes will be held each Thursday from 12.00pm – 12.50pm in the Puaka-James Hight building. 

The dates are 26 April, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May and 31 May.  Handouts are provided, there is no structured homework, though practicing signs between classes is encouraged to enhance your learning. 

Register now by emailing me, Nicola McDonald (nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz). Following this I will send you a payment form (the cost is $60).

Read what previous attendees have to say;

My speech and hearing is something I take for granted every day and learning sign language gave me a greater appreciation for the abilities that I have, as well as allowing me to communicate with the deaf community. I definitely intend on continuing to learn sign language, to extend my conversational skills and to continue learning about deaf culture.

Sign language is a transferable skill across study, work and our day to day lives. I encourage you all to consider taking this course next time it is offered, you will learn how to sign common phrases, ask questions and master basic conversations.

During term three, I was fortunate enough to learn sign language through a course offered by the University. I signed up to this course because I think as an official New Zealand language it is something we should all know the basics in. 

Nicola McDonald
Disability Resource Advisor
nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz