About

About

New Zealand Sign Language

Nau mai haere mai welcome to New Zealand Sign Language For You (NZSL4U).

We are so lucky to live in the beautiful nation of Aotearoa. Back in 2006, we recognised how important New Zealand Sign Language was to our Deaf community. To fully immerse them into our country’s culture, it was made an official language of New Zealand.

Now that is something to be proud of!
More than 24,000 Kiwi’s use NZSL daily – and our aim through NZSL4U is to grow that number.

Being the native language for the Deaf community, it seems only fitting to teach our fellow New Zealander’s the language and help those that are hard of hearing to be part of every day New Zealand life.

NZSL4U was created by Amber Shaw in 2016 and has stemmed from a small office in Wellington to now be offered in other regions and major cities across the countries.

We offer fully customized classes to individuals, workplaces, community groups and schools to help you learn New Zealand Sign Language.

Our teachers offer a fun, safe and engaging environment to meet your needs. Whether you’re an individual or a team, we cater our courses to suit you!
We offer three different types of courses at NZSL4U:

Team

THE NZSL4U Team

Amber Shaw

Director / NZSL Tutor

I qualified as an NZSL tutor through Victoria University in 2016 and have been teaching since. As my passion for teaching grew so did my desire to give back to the community and so NZSL4U was born!

I work closely with Capital Training who help with ACE (Adult Community Education) funding to subsidy the Learners’ fees.

Who makes up the NZSL4U team

We are a team of passionate and professional sign language tutors dedicated to making sure both hearing and Deaf individuals can communicate fully and equally. Our dream is that one day, everyone in New Zealand will be able to communicate in NZSL.

Admin

Coral Winiata

Administrator

Our Tutors

Raychel Pinfold

NZSL Tutor (Trainee)

Tarsha Takarangi-Berry

NZSL Tutor

Rachel Summers

NZSL Tutor

Karla Smith

NZSL Tutor

Maria Griffiths

NZSL Tutor

Janice Roberts

NZSL Tutor (Trainee)

Shannon Morris

NZSL Tutor

Joanne Klaver

NZSL Tutor

Rõsie Solouota

NZSL Tutor

Monica Leach

NZSL Tutor

Nicolette van Vuuren

NZSL Tutor

Jon Tai-Rakena

NZSL Tutor (Trainee)