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New Zealand Sign Language - "Taster" Class

New Zealand Sign Language - "Taster" Class

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  • Mon 28 Jul ’14, 6:00pm – 6:40pm


Jubilee Building - Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free class: $0.00

If you're interested in learning New Zealand Sign Language, come to Parnell Community Centre to find out more about our classes. At our FREE Taster Class on Monday 28 July, from 6-6.40pm, you'll meet our tutors and start learning to sign.

You'll then be ready to sign up for one of our three-levels of classes:

Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language – the only natural language used by the deaf community in New Zealand. Communicate with members of the deaf community as you improve your fluency, vocabulary and grammar. We offer Beginners 1 A/B, Continuing 1 C/D and Pre Intermediate 2 A/B.

NZ Sign Language is now our 3rd official language. Sign Language uses hands, facial expressions and eye contact.

16 week course
Monday 6.30-8.30pm
Term 3: 4th August

Plus $55 payable to tutor for DVD and workbook on first night.
50% surcharge for non NZ residents.

Parnell Community Trust runs an exciting programme of Community Classes and Activities at Parnell Community Centre and in innercity Auckland. Our July – December 2014 programme is now online, with flyers available now from Parnell Community Centre, central Auckland libraries and other local outlets. Let us know if you'd like us to mail you a copy - phone Rayna on 09 555 5164.

Fresh and exciting new activities and classes in 2014 include:
ESOL: English for Citizenship and English IELTS Preparation
Culinary Delights: Indian Masala Magic
Creative Art, Craft & Design: Art & Craft for people with disabilities, Art History classes, Collagraph and Dry Point Printmaking and Makeup and Skincare Master Class.
Photography & Technology: Digital Photography Crash Course and Android Smartphone
Sustainable & Smart: Summer Dressmaking

On-going classes include our popular languages series – French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, New Zealand Sign Language and ESOL English for new New Zealanders; Pilates day and evening classes, Yoga, Digital Photography and Dancercise and many more classes in creative art, craft and design, culinary delights, culture, dance, ESOL / general English, healthy mind & body, languages, and technology.

Not sure whether a class will be right for you?
Free Taster Classes and Travel Talks give would-be learners the chance to meet our tutors and trial classes in Chi Ball, New Zealand Sign Language and languages through Travel Talks on France, Latin America, Italy and Brazil.

Our social activities include bridge, mah jong, chess, seniors coffee and chat, walking group, film club, garden group, Scrabble, knitting group, U3A Parnell and Toastmasters Club. Annual membership for Parnell Community Centre social activities: One $10 membership fee, payable in January or on joining, covers all leisure activities in 2013 except Garden Group, U3A and Toastmasters. Join at any time. New members are always welcome. Phone 09 555 5164 for enquiries.

Parnell Community Centre now has two bridge groups a week. New members are welcome to join Parnell St Johns Bridge Club (formerly St Johns Bridge Club, Remuera) on Monday nights from 7.30-10pm for a friendly game with exposure to competition Bridge, or play social Bridge with our long-standing Friday afternoon group.

Heritage Walks
We also offer a schedule of heritage walks - both guided walks and our self-guided podcast walks about central Auckland's historic suburbs.

Most classes and activities are held in the Parnell Community Centre (Jubilee Building). A number of classes are held in downtown Auckland for Auckland CBD residents. Most of these are held at Ellen Melville Hall at corner of High Street and Freyberg Place.

You’ll find details of all our classes here on Eventfinder and on our website.

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