Level 1A & 1B (10 weeks)

Send your ID to ace.nzsl4u@gmail.com, and we will promptly provide you with an enrolment form for ACE funding to cover your fee. Please note that we require a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency. Unfortunately, a driver's licence cannot be accepted. However, we have an alternative solution if you are not a citizen or resident. You can be invoiced to pay $95 for a 10-week NZSL course online.

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Level 1A

Unit 1: Meeting and Greeting

  • Exchange greetings and make introductions

  • Understand simple class instructions

  • Learn about the use of facial expressions in NZSL

  • Understand about Deaf culture

  • Remember to get and give eye gaze before signing

  • Learn numbers 1-10

  • Learn the fingerspelling alphabet, spell their name, and ask for repetition.


Unit 2: Our Class

  • Name language(s) they are learning

  • Give and follow action commands

  • Ask for clarification, correction and confirmation

  • Ask and tell where something is in the class

  • Use appropriate phrases for arriving late to class

  • Use numbers for counting (0-20) and simple time phrases about class activities 


Unit 3: Needs and Wants

  • Name typical food and drink items

  • Make and respond to requests and offers for basic wants and needs

  • Express likes and dislikes

  • Understand basic signs about emergency exit procedures


 Level 1B

Unit 4: Family and Friends

  • Tell about immediate family/whānau and relationships (e.g. friends, colleagues)

  • Give and ask for information about self and others, such as where one lives and one's pets.

  • Use numbers for counting, age, and ranking.


Unit 5: Everyday Activities

  • Communicate about simple home and leisure daily routines and activities

  • express feelings about activities

  • Use calendar and clock time phrases




All courses need a minimum number to proceed, so we must cancel if we need more enrolments a few days before the start date.

We'll let you know by email, so please check yours regularly.

If you need to cancel your registration, please read NZSL4U's terms and conditions.