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Level 1 (General Information)
NZ Sign Language is the language used by people within the Deaf Community. You will gain a general understanding of the Deaf community and their culture, identity and sign language. It is a visual-gestural language, which conveys ideas by signs, facial expressions, body language and lip patterns. It has its own grammar, rules and sentence structure which is different from English or Maori.
Level 1 is offered at a range of levels, designed for students to follow from one to the next. Course content is indicative and will depend on each group of students’ ability but in general, tutors follow the NZ Sign Language Community Education Curriculum as a guide. Level 1c
As with all languages, your willingness to practice given exercises at home will greatly influence your success and enjoyment of the language.
Sign Language Level 1c
This course is suitable for those who has completed Level 1b in NZ Sign Language or at least 15 – 16 weeks of tuition in Sign Language. It is designed as a follow up from Level 1b. Topics covered will include making small talk, community and work.
To help keep the cost of this course down we receive Government Funding and they require proof of residency/citizenship status. When you enrol you may be asked to provide a CERTIFIED copy of your Identity Documentation – click here for a full list of accepted IDocs.
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No classes on public holidays.
All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Please check your emails regularly. Courses are usually confirmed or cancelled 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.
We may, regretfully, have to cancel courses if we do not receive enough enrolments, in which case you will get a full refund.
We may choose to close a course if there is a high level of non-attendance or withdrawals, in which case a proportional refund may be made.
Wherever possible, we will offer replacement or extended sessions to make up for sessions cancelled/postponed/suspended due to extreme weather, tutor illness or other unforeseen reason.
If you need to withdraw from a course and you inform us in writing, at least a week before the course is due to start, you will be eligible for a refund minus a $20 administration charge.
If you withdraw from a course at any other time, you will not be eligible for a refund. No refunds are given after commencement of a course to ensure course viability.