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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.

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Quick info

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

Duration: 10 weeks part-time

Palmerston North
30 Jan 2023 - 6 Apr 2023
17 Jul 2023 - 22 Sep 2023

30 Jan 2023 - 3 Apr 2023
17 Jul 2023 - 18 Sep 2023

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 approximately.

Timings are:

One evening per week, 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