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Beginners New Zealand Sign Language Course – New Plymouth


Come and learn beginners sign language with us

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Sunday 12th May to Sunday 22nd June 2024 (break on Kings birthday)

4pm – 5.30pm

Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre
Cost $60

6 week course

Come and learn beginners New Zealand sign language with our experienced tutor Ann Croy in New Plymouth.

This is a beginner class, this course is a great way to start because a tutor will teach you basic NZSL and learn about Deaf culture/Deaf awareness.


-learn about NZSL as a language, explore the difference between signed and spoken languages 

-fingerspelling A-Z and signing numbers

-how to introduce themselves

-simple greetings, farewell, thanking people and responding to others

-family signs 

-the days of the week and months of the year


Intended Audience:

  • Anyone who wants to learn NZSL 
  • A family who is Deaf who wants to try communicate
  • To communicate to Deaf parent who have a hearing child ( CODA) 
  • To communicate to a Deaf person in a public or work place 
  • To Support a Deaf child in education setting 
  • Want to be an interpreter  


Meet our tutor – Ann Croy

Kia Ora 

 My name is Ann Croy.

I have been involved in the Deaf community in Palmerston North, Taranaki, Canterbury in the NZ conference for the Deaf from pre-school right through to adults.

Learning NZSL gives hearing people insight into the NZ Deaf community and enables Deaf people to communicate with hearing people building a more inclusive society. As more New Zealanders learn NZSL, one of our countries official languages, a distinct Aotearoa identity is built.

Note: Ann is Deaf but communicates through lip reading and can audibly speak words so you can communicate with her before learning to sign – she also has a small hearing dog that will be with her

Registration Costs and Terms & Conditions
– Fee must be paid before the course start date unless a prior arrangement is made
– Fee to be paid by direct deposit or internet banking only
– Please include your name as a reference so we can reconcile your payment
– TCE reserves the right to cancel your registration if fee not paid by due date
– No refunds if you are unable to attend
Join the waiting list for this course. We'll let you know when it is next available.