NZ Sign Language and Deaf Culture

Come and learn New Zealand's newest official language and about the culture of Deaf people. Our paper will open your eyes and mind to the language of the Deaf Community of New Zealand.

The following papers can be taken as an elective for an existing students, or as a an introduction for those interested in deaf culture and sign language.

Enrolment enquiries
Contact: Cynthia D'Souza, Student Administrator
Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 6840

New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Culture 1A

  • No previous knowledge of NZ Sign Language is necessary
  • You will be able to have a simple conversation in sign language
  • You will learn about Deaf Culture and have an understanding of the characteristics of Deaf identity.

Paper code: NZSL511
Level: 5
Points: 15
Summer school: Note: Summer School 2017 enrolment in this paper is FREE for domestic students

City Campus, starting 29 November, Wednesdays and Fridays 12-3pm.
South Campus, starting 28 November 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-1pm

*A 30 point paper — NZSL501 NZSL I — is also available in semester one.

New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Culture 1B

Extend your signing ability

  • NZ Sign Language and Deaf Studies 1A is a prerequisite or equivalent is required
  • You will further develop skills for effective communication in sign language
  • You will continue to learn about Deaf Culture and Deaf identity.

Paper code: NZSL512
Level: 5
Points: 15
Semester 1, 2018: City Campus, starting 28 February, Wednesdays 6pm-8.30pm

Last updated: 30-Oct-2017 10.52am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.