Sign Language

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About this programme:

This programme is designed for delegates who want to improve their practical knowledge and understanding of South African Sign Language in order to improve their communicative language skills levels. The programme reflects the need to address the requirements of the disabled community, and government’s requirement for business to employ staff from the disabled community. The programme will teach delegates how to communicate effectively with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

The motivation for offering this programme is to assist delegates to achieve an appropriate level of language proficiency in South African Sign Language, which will allow delegates to communicate with the Deaf community.

How you will benefit:

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate with the South African Deaf community successfully
  • Develop communication skills using South African Sign Language to be able to communicate and understand more complex concepts such as conveying emotions and abstract concepts using South African Sign Language
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Deaf Culture within South Africa

Key focus areas:

  • Introduction to South African Sign Language
  • Everyday communicative language
  • Possession and referral signs
  • Rules of communication with deaf people
  • Parameters of signs
  • Personal, social, general and experiences

Who should attend:

Delegates interested in learning Sign Language across all sectors and communities in South Africa, or who wish to improve their South African Sign Language skills

Entrance requirements:

  • No prior learning or experience is required
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet line to complete required hours online


3 weeks online (Monday to Thursday – 09.00 to 13.00)
(interactive sessions with facilitators)

  • Full implementation plan to be communicated on registration
  • Recorded sessions will be available only for registered delegates for a limited period
  • Assessments are restricted and all social distancing measures are adhered to as per the DOH regulations

Learning Methodology:

Delegates attending the course are provided with a unique blended learning methodology which combines online access to subject content with real time engagement with facilitators, and the opportunity to add value through contact learning sessions, where feasible and appropriate.

Start Date Programme Fee
28th November 2022 R6 850
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning