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Last NZ Sign Language course this year!

The Equity & Disability Service offers introductory New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) courses which are open to UC students and staff. The course will run each Thursday of Term 4.

Participants are taught:

  • The finger-spelling alphabet
  • Basic phrases
  • Some university-specific vocabulary
  • Basic grammar
  • Deaf culture

No previous NZSL experience is required. Attendees have the option of further developing their NZSL through community-based courses. For more information, please visit the website>

Learn NZ Sign Language

NZ Sign Language (NZSL) classes will be held in the Puaka-James Hight building each Thursday in term 2, (May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 12 to 12.50pm.

Participants will learn the finger-spelling alphabet and basic phrases, some university specific vocabulary and basic grammar. No previous NZSL experience is required.

The course is open to both students and staff and the cost is $50. Please email nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz  to register.

Learn New Zealand Sign Language during Term 4

Sign up to the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) introductory course running in term four and learn how to finger-spell the alphabet, 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.

Classes will be held each Thursday of term four from 12.00 – 12.50pm in the Puaka-James Hight building on 13, 20 and 27 of September and, 4, 11 and 18 October. The course costs $60.

Handouts are provided and there is no structured homework with the course, but practicing what you have learnt between classes is encouraged to enhance your learning.

Sign up today to learn New Zealand’s third official language.
Simply email Nicola McDonald nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz for details and a form to enrol.