Level 1A

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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, eyegaze before signing (requirements for visual attention)
  • learn numbers 1-10
  • learn the fingerspelling alphabet, spell their own name, and ask for repetition
  • learn to use WH questions


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 in relation to class activities
  • learn to use Yes/No questions


Needs and wants

  • name common 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


*Handouts and activities included.