Learn New Zealand Sign Language
Resources and online links available for learning NZSL, Deaf culture and history, and practical guidelines for Whanau and friends of Deaf people
An exciting six week programme that teaches managers and staff key NZSL words and phrases specific to their workplace enabling them to immediately apply the NZSL learnt to their practical setting …more
Learn NZSL @ Home @ Work and @ Play and in medical situations during New Zealand Sign Language Week.
Deaf Aotearoa has produced 75 videos following our 3 themes – Learn @ Home, Learn @ Work and Learn @ Play. These videos are broken into three sections of 25 videos each using words and terms that are commonly used in the work, play and home environments.
Launched for NZSL Week 2012, a new Let's Talk series of 25 videos has been produced for signs commonly used in medical situations.
NZSL community classes are held around the country throughout the year. More information can be found on the New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association website - www.nzslta.org.nz. Check out your local Adult Community Education classes too
DVD and workbook teaching resources are available to purchase online. These are particularly useful for those people who cannot attend a regular night class.
An ideal programme to learn more about the Deaf culture, communication strategies and working with Deaf people. It is designed to help businesses and staff become more Deaf friendly.
An exciting six week programme that teaches managers and staff key NZSL words and phrases specific to their workplace enabling them to immediately apply the NZSL learnt to their practical setting.
A “Concise Dictionary of NZSL” is available at most bookstores and in the reference section at libraries. This dictionary includes more than 2000 signs and meanings.
An online dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language. This website uses video clips to clearly show the signs, as well as example sentences. A fantastic tool to use.
Deaf Clubs are situated throughout New Zealand. They are a place to go for Deaf people to meet, socialise, and a chance for them to chat using their natural language – NZSL.
Visiting a Deaf Club is the perfect opportunity to meet Deaf people and converse in NZSL practicing the signs you have learnt.
The Online Dictionary of NZSL is a multimedia digital resource designed for use by learners and teachers of NZSL, Deaf people, families and associates of Deaf people, interpreters, researchers, and public agencies, among others.… more
The NZSL Dictionary can be downloaded for your iOS or Android device… more
Learn to fingerspell your name!… more