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New Zealand Sign Language courses at UC

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service offers New Zealand Sign Language courses in terms 2, 3 and 4. These introductory, not-for-credit courses are open to both UC students and staff.  Come and gain some skills in NZSL by learning the finger-spelling alphabet, basic phrases, some university-specific vocabulary, basic grammar and about Deaf culture. 

The course for term 2 is already booked out, but the course will also be offered during terms 3 and 4 and will run for 6 weeks and cost $60.

Ella completed the course last year and says: “the NZSL course at uni is fantastic. I didn’t know what to expect walking in for the first time, but it was a great surprise. Most of the course content is learnt in silence, which I loved – the atmosphere was so positive and fun. The teachers are amazing, so helpful and supportive. After learning some basic NZSL, I find that I am much more aware of people around me, their actions and how they express themselves through body language. I think it’s so important for everyone to learn basic NZSL for inclusive communication & the NZSL course is a great place to start!”

Keep an eye out on Tūpono to see when the next course registrations open or contact becs.brocherie@canterbury.ac.nz

To check out UC’s Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service, including information about NZSL courses, click here.

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