Level 1A – Day course

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Level 1A

Unit 1: Meeting and Greeting

  • Exchange greetings and make introductions
  • Understand simple class instructions
  • Learn about the role of facial expression in NZSL
  • Learn to get and give eye gaze before signing (requirements for visual attention)
  • Learn numbers 1-10
  • Learn the fingerspelling alphabet, spell their name, and ask for repetition
  • Learn to use WH questions

 Unit 2: Our class

  • Identify people in the class
  • Name language(s) they are learning 
  • Give and follow simple instructions and 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 for class activities
  • Learn to use Yes/No questions

 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 of emergency exit procedures

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