@ep.education Hands UP if you're ready to sign with us! ? For #NZSLWeek23 we're challenging ourselves to give it a go and #Learn7Signs. Thanks @Deaf Aotearoa and @Jon Tai-Rakena ♬ original sound - ep.education
Hands up if you're ready to sign with us!
This week is New Zealand Sign Language Week!
The theme for NZSL Week 2023 is "Together we can make NZSL thrive."
Why it is important to help NZSL thrive? Because NZSL is a beautiful living and evolving language. NZSL enables the Deaf community to thrive and break down barriers. NZSL is for everyone.
At ep.education we took the #Learn7Signs challenge and took the time to learn and practice some education signs.
What signs will you learn this week?
We've collected some NZSL resources & activities you can take into the classroom:
- NZSL Alphabet
This poster can be printed and downloaded for free and displayed in your classroom. Have a go learning your names in NZSL!
- NZSL Dictionary
Look up specific words relevant to your school or class in the free online NZSL dictionary.
- Learn NZSL
Get stuck into learning NZSL through the online learning portal, Learn NZSL. You could work through the modules yourself or do it as a class group.
- First Signs
If you work at an early childhood centre, take a look at these signs, which you can use to communicate with young children who are Deaf.
- Printable NZSL Resources & Taster Classes