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Sign Language: Auslan

Course Overview

Introduction to Auslan 1 is designed for people who have no prior experience with Auslan.

Students will learn basic skills to communicate with Deaf people on a variety of everyday topics.

The beginner courses are offered in a fun, informal, and relaxed in-person setting.

Students will learn:
  • Greeting others and introducing themselves
  • Giving and requesting personal details such as phone numbers and addresses
  • Counting in Auslan
  • Fingerspelling in Auslan
  • Asking and answering simple questions (using “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, etc.)
  • Learning practical vocabulary, including colours, days of the week and family members
  • Developing effective visual-gestural communication skills
  • Learning about the Deaf Community and its culture
  • Practicing effective communication strategies for interacting with Deaf people
Term 2 Dates

Term 2 for Auslan runs from Monday 6 May to Monday 1 July.

Materials List
  • Pen and paper for note taking
  • Device to access internet

Please note: there will be no class on the 10th June due to that Monday being a public holiday.


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Deaf Connect is the largest, whole-of-life service provider and social impact organisation for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians. We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.

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