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Waiata in NZSL

Turi Māori experience barriers in accessing te ao Māori. The NZSL Board has committed to a five-year plan to establish a Rōpū Kaitiaki to provide cultural advice to the NZSL…

Resources for kids

Here you can find a growing range of NZSL resources to use with kids. Check out the Google Play Store or App Store for these apps to download onto your…

New Zealand National Anthem

Come on and learn our national anthem in all three official New Zealand languages: New Zealand Sign Language, English and Te Reo Māori. Deaf Aotearoa has created a video, in collaboration…
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NZSL Dictionary

New Zealand Sign Language Dictionary contains 4500+ multimedia, multilingual dictionary entries.

A “Word of the Day” feature introduces you to a new vocabulary word every day.

All the diagrams are built in to the application so they can be viewed offline. To view the videos, an active Internet connection is required.

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Learn NZSL

Learn NZSL is a free learning portal on New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). NZSL is the language of New Zealand’s Deaf community and an official language of New Zealand. Whether you’re studying NZSL, trying to connect with a Deaf friend, or just having fun with a new language, Learn NZSL has a lot to offer!

Watch, learn and practise how to use NZSL in common situations, shown as nine topics below. Within each topic, you’ll find plenty of videos, resources and exercises to keep you busy. Go through the topics in sequence to get the full story of Learn NZSL.

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Thumbs Up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is used by members of New Zealand’s Deaf community and those linked with this community, including hearing people who have Deaf relatives or interpreters who work with Deaf people.

Thumbs Up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language is a resource designed for students in years 7–8 working at curriculum levels 1 and 2. The resource supports the teaching and learning of NZSL as an additional language in English-medium schools.

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