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Introduction to Sign Language

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

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui

Duration: 10 weeks part-time

Palmerston North
22 Jul 2024 - 23 Sep 2024
24 Jul 2024 - 25 Sep 2024

(Please get in contact with our team to discuss Whanganui 2024 course options. Email: www.ucol.ac.nz/contact-us

Domestic Fees: *
Nil fees

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

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:

Conversational Sign Language

* Please get in contact with our team HERE to discuss 2024 course options.

 Course Hours & Duration

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

Timings are:

Palmeston North

Courses starting:

Jul 2024: Mondays and Wednesdays 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