HomeProgrammesLanguage & CultureIntroduction to Sign Language

Introduction to Sign Language

Introduction to Sign Language

Learn to communicate with Deaf people in the UCOL Te Pūkenga free Introduction to Sign Language course.

Two people walking together
Quick info

Locations: UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Te Pūkenga Whanganui

Duration: 10 weeks part-time

Palmerston North
01 Feb 2023 - 05 Apr 2023 (Wednesday nights)
10 Jul 2023 - 18 Sept 2023 (Monday nights)
19 Jul 2023 - 20 Sept 2023 (Wednesday nights)

2023 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Nil fees

International Fees:*

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

New Zealand Sign Language is an official language of New Zealand and is used by our Deaf community. This interactive language is fun to learn, and knowing the basics will help your conversations with Deaf people. You'll learn:

  • Basic greetings
  • The alphabet

Education pathway

Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 10 weeks. Per week, your learning will include 2 hours of class time.

Timings are:

Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 - 8pm

 Advice & Guidance

As UCOL Te Pūkenga becomes Te Pūkenga on 1 January 2023, learners enrolling in a programme that is likely to continue into semester 1 2023 or starting in semester 1 2023 will become Te Pūkenga learners. They will receive their qualification from Te Pūkenga on completion.

Class times

One evening per week, 6 - 8pm