Sign Language Course

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Basic Sign Language Course

South African Sign Language

South African Sign Language (SASL) is the primary sign language used by the Deaf community in South Africa. It is a distinct visual-gestural language with its own grammar and vocabulary, separate from spoken languages such as English or Afrikaans. SASL is recognized as one of the country’s official languages, highlighting its significance in facilitating communication among the Deaf population. Like any language, SASL evolves and exhibits regional variations. Its unique features and cultural nuances contribute to the rich linguistic diversity of South Africa, reflecting the Deaf community’s vibrant identity and heritage. Efforts are ongoing to promote awareness, education, and inclusion, ensuring that SASL is respected and embraced in various aspects of South African society.

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