Sign Language Course

Eden Language Academy offers a Sign Language course on both a basic and intermediate level.

Basic Sign Language Course

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Our online group courses are open for enrolments to anyone from the public. Please click on the button below if you would like to enrol.

Next Online Basic Sign Language Course:

Dates: 25 January – 29 March 2022 (10 weeks)

Time: Online classes every Tuesday evening from 19:00 – 20:00 via Zoom

Course fee: R2550 per person (price includes study material, delivery fee & certificate of competence) 

Study material: Student Guide & Dictionary

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Eden Language Academy is an ETDP SETA accredited training provider. We offer industry-specific language training (in-person and online) to private groups such as government departments, municipalities, and other corporate groups.

Our training usually takes place over a period of 10 weeks with one 90-minute class per week. The course fee includes study material and a certificate of competence (upon successful completion of the course).

Please click on the button below to enquire for a quote. Our private group courses are priced and scheduled individually to meet your unique needs.

Next Online Intermediate Sign Language Course:

Dates: 26 January – 30 March 2022 (10 weeks)

Time: Online classes every Wednesday evening from 19:00 – 20:00 via Zoom

Course fee: R2550 per person (price includes study material, delivery fee & certificate of competence) 

Study material: Student Guide & Dictionary

South African Sign Language

South African Sign Language (SASL) is the primary sign language used by deaf people in South Africa. The South African government added a National Language Unit for South African Sign Language in 2001. SASL is not the only manual language used in South Africa, but it is the language that is being promoted as the language to be used by the Deaf in South Africa, although Deaf people in South Africa historically do not form a single group.

Basic Sign Language Course Outline

Module 1: The Language & Alphabet

Module 2: Greetings & Courtesies

Module 3: Hand-shape, Location, Movement & Orientation

Module 4: Grammar & Tenses

Module 5: Classifiers, Questions & Negation

Module 6: My Environment

Module 7: The Mouth, Iconicity & Temporal Aspects

Module 8: Pronouns

Module 9: Conversations

Module 10: Understanding Deafness

Module 11: Sign Language Culture