My name is Alison. I just started learning AUSLAN Cert II at tafe in Sydney.
I was so glad to find this online forum that would help to practice my skills and connect with other learners.
I am very excited to get to know you all and work on my AUSLAN skills.
What do you think about Auslan being taught in all Australian schools? I think it SHOULD be taught in all Australian schools before other languages because it is an Australian language. If all students learnt Auslan then communication will improve between the Deaf and hearing cultures and more opportunities are likely to become available for the Deaf.
Just found Auslan forums. Just signed up.
Have been looking for an online place where one would be able to use Auslan via messenger or such other programs as may be suitable. I know Facebook messenger is so readily available and works so well. Love to find a place to practice and on the way meet people and make friends.
Have done introductory courses. Need a place to practice.
My wife has hearing disability. This is why I am seeking to be better at signing.
And, love to be able to contribute. I am a retired accountant, no stranger to computers.
My name is Jenny and I have used Key Word Sign for about 25 years and have recently done a lot of Auslan community courses for personal interest as I love learning new signs and I use them a lot when out and about with my kids (all of whom have seen me practising new signs and so they have decided to also partake in community Auslan classes). I also teach Key word Sign in an Education support Centre.
On the first Sunday of every month we get together to practice, and just have fun. Any level welcome (and you can bring friends and family too, but it IS Voices Off). We meet at 3pm on Commonwealth Parade under the Norfolk Pines (that's between the Manly Ferry Wharf, and the old Aquarium). Please follow our page so you can get live updates. Hope to see you there!
Hi - I'm learning Auslan because it's a beautiful, natural language and also because I have severe hearing loss with a prognosis of profound deafness within the next decade. Great to have a new place to play and learn - thanks to the people who have created this site!