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Learn Sign Language with our sign language short courses 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.

Classes

Sign Language Course: Level 1

<p>Learn Sign Language with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/sign-language">sign language short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Sign Language 1 offers you

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$220 Limited GST free / $165 / $176 / $198
Students must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course. This class will be delivered live online via Zoom! You will receive your logins from the Deaf Society. Each class includes an additional 20 minute pre-lecture video.
Sign Language Course: Level 1

<p>Learn Sign Language with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/sign-language">sign language short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Sign Language 1 offers you

...
$220 Limited GST free / $165 / $176 / $198
Students must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course. This class will be delivered live online via Zoom! You will receive your logins from the Deaf Society. Each class includes an additional 20 minute pre-lecture video.
Sign Language Course: Level 1

<p>Learn Sign Language with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/sign-language">sign language short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Sign Language 1 offers you

...
$220 Limited GST free / $165 / $176 / $198
Students must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course. This class will be delivered live online via Zoom! You will receive your logins from the Deaf Society. Each class includes an additional 20 minute pre-lecture video.
Sign Language Course: Level 1

<p>Learn Sign Language with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/sign-language">sign language short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Sign Language 1 offers you

...
$220 Limited GST free / $165 / $176 / $198
Students must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course. This class will be delivered live online via Zoom! You will receive your logins from the Deaf Society. Each class includes an additional 20 minute pre-lecture video.
Sign Language Course: Level 1

<p>Learn Sign Language with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/sign-language">sign language short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Sign Language 1 offers you

...
$220 Limited GST free / $165 / $176 / $198
Students must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course. This class will be delivered live online via Zoom! You will receive your logins from the Deaf Society. Each class includes an additional 20 minute pre-lecture video.
Sign Language Course: Level 1

<p>Learn Sign Language with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/learn-language/sign-language">sign language short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Sign Language 1 offers you

...
$220 Limited GST free / $165 / $176 / $198
Students must be over the age of 16 to participate in this course. Session 1-3: 9.30am – 1.30pm, Session 4: 9.30am – 11.30am.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Sign Language Course: Level 1

If there isn't a class to suit you, 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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Course testimonials:

  • said: I learnt so much in such a short amount of time, the class was a good mix of individual learning and group activities. Chris was an excellent tutor, very patient and friendly. I'm excited to pursue more learning opportunities with Sydney Community College.

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • said: I loved Margaret she is so charismatic and easy to understand. The location was good as it was only a short walk from my work.

  • said: I enjoyed learning how to communicate using sign language. The tutor was very attentive and made sure was following. A couple of students were annoying in that they would talk sometimes, whereas for me part of the learning includes trying to understand the reality of deaf people. Fast track was hard work with a lot to learn in a short time, but very practical. Thank you Matt !

  • said: Bryan is an excellent teacher. Made the lessons very enjoyable.