Introduction to Auslan 1(Online) - Northern Beaches Community College

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Introduction to Auslan 1(Online)

Introduction to Auslan 1 Online offers students the unique and fun experience of learning how to communicate visually using Auslan (Australian sign language), the native language of the Australian Deaf community.

 Join in the unique and fun experience of learning to communicate visually with Auslan (Australian sign language), the native language of the Australian Deaf community.


This is an 8-week course.

In the event where an online class needs to be cancelled by the organiser, the course can be extended by 1 week to make up for the missed class.

To be eligible to receive a statement of attainment(non accredited) you are required to attend 6 out of 8 classes.

Skills Gained:

By the end of Introduction to Auslan 1 Online, students will be able to:

• Greet others and introduce yourself
• Give and request personal details such as phone numbers and addresses
• Count in Auslan
• Fingerspell in Auslan
• Ask and answer simple questions (using “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, etc.)
• Communicate practical vocabulary including colours, days of the week and family
• Express agreement and disagreement
• Use visual-gestural communication strategies
• Identify the Deaf Community
• Explain effective ways of communicating with deaf people

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 2 hours. You will be in a small, live class through Zoom, interacting with your classmates and teacher. You will need a laptop or desktop computer so that you can see everything clearly (no phones or tablets please).

Technology Requirements:

To attend the virtual classes, you require:

Familiarity with Zoom 
• a computer/laptop
• an inbuilt camera or webcam
• have reliable internet connection.

Minimum Age:

The minimum age to enrol is 16 years. Please contact us for more information.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.