october, 2020

fri30oct10:00 am1:00 pmEvent OverIntroduction to Auslan (Australian Sign Language)10:00 am - 1:00 pm ZoomProgram Type:Online Programs,Programs & Workshops,Special Events & ForumsPrice:Free

Course Details

Many people in the Australian Deaf Community have been using Auslan (Australian Sign Language) for over 100 years. It is a language like Chinese, French, English or Spanish except instead of speaking, it is signed using facial expressions, hand and body language. Like any other language, it requires study and practice before gaining fluency.

In this interactive online workshop you will learn the basics of deaf awareness and how to sign the alphabet, numbers and basic work and health related signs.

Once learnt you will be able to use Auslan regularly, as there are many deaf people within the community. You may choose to study Auslan further and become an Auslan-English interpreter who works with deaf people in situations ranging from, medical appointments, banks, conferences, entertainment and community events.

There are also deaf interpreters to ensure communication is at a level in which both the deaf person and the hearing person can understand. For example, for English information required to be translated into Auslan, Deaf interpreters are often hired to become Auslan presenters and Auslan consultants. This can be for theatre shows, news, emergency information, and the like.

This session will be delivered online. Interested participants are required to register via this website. Upon registration your email will be sent to the provider who will send you a link to join the session.

When

(Friday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Zoom

Provider

Melton City Council: Stevenson House

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