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Learn Australian Sign Language with our sign language short courses online & in Sydney!

Sign Language 1 offers you the unique and fun experience of communicating visually using Auslan, the natural language of the Australian Deaf Community.

If you want to learn basic Sign Language in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this sign language course, taught by both deaf and hearing teachers, you will have learned how to:

  • use basic communication skills in Auslan
  • use visual-gestural communication strategies
  • identify the Deaf community
  • find effective ways to communicate with deaf people

It is intended that the above topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Adult education classes can vary as parts of the curriculum are adapted to suit the needs of the group.

What will be covered in this sign language course?

This sign language course will give you:

  • an appreciation for Auslan
  • access to genuine Auslan with deaf teachers
  • a chance to develop practical Auslan skills
  • the opportunity to learn through fun and informal classes
  • a good introduction to Auslan before committing to accredited courses

Who is this sign language course for?

  • want to be introduced to Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and deaf culture
  • want a short course at a relaxed pace
  • are managers, employers, teachers, health professionals, friends and colleagues of deaf people
  • are interested in working with deaf people

For the online structure

Each week you get access to a brand new video with all the signs for the week, plus a live online class with a deaf teacher where you will practice your Auslan skills for 1-2 hours. Classes are run using Zoom, and you will need a laptop or desktop computer so that you can see everything clearly (no phones or tablets please).

What's next?

This sign language course is a pre-requisite for Sign Language Course: Level 2.

Additional information

  • There are no prior requirements for this course.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Sign Language Course: Level 1

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Sign Language Course: Level 1

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  • said: Our teacher was fantastic. Make sure you keep her. She kept the class entertained. We learnt. She also made sure each student understood before continuing on. Highly recommend this course.

  • said: Brian was excellent! He has so much energy and made attending class fun. Really appreciated his positive and warming attitude in teaching us. Each lesson was different and you never knew what sort of “game” was going to happen. The course itself is fantastic for beginners like myself to understand the basics. Highly recommend

  • said: It was a friendly class and the tutor made it great fun without any pressure. I could not complete the course because I was sick.

  • said: 5 Stars

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