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Sign Language Week 12-16 May 2014

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Started by Tessa Gray 14 May 2014 10:20am () Replies (2)

Kia ora koutou, sorry this is a bit late...

Sign Language is one of the official languages of NZ.  With this week being Sign Language Week, the Deaf Association have a website promoting sign language. http://www.deaf.org.nz/nzslw

Check out, 

Dee Reid also shares the Thumbs Up! resource in TKI. An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language.

This resource has been produced to support the teaching and learning of NZSL as an additional language in English-medium schools for students in years 7–8 working at curriculum levels 1 and 2.


The resource helps students and teachers to express themselves in a new language and communicate with their Deaf peers.

There are 20 units there (similar to Ka Mau te Wehi), and have much familiarity for our te reo Māori in English-medium team in terms of AOs, learning outcomes etc that are similar / same as Level 1/2 for te reo Māori.

You might find these websites and resources useful to use in your own class or to share with others. Are there any more digital resources to share to help promote NZ Sign Language?

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