Trying to learn South African Sign Language must feel like looking for an oasis in the desert for many who read this blog. Training providers like ourselves have to make difficult decisions about priorities. Sadly some other excellent training providers have also limited their focus to particular groups rather than offering general opportunities to members of the public to learn SASL. We are currently in communication with some possible opportunities where we could refer those keen to learn SASL for all the many beautiful reasons people want to study the language.
SLED works mostly in Deaf education. We develop learning at teaching support materials, and train teachers in teaching SASL literature within the curriculum, in using SASL as the language of learning and teaching, and in teaching Deaf children good written English and we also teach South African Sign Language to teachers.
We also offer public SASL classes, if we have the opportunity in our schools schedule. However, we regret to inform you that we are fully booked for 2017 with work in Deaf education.
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If you are the parent of a Deaf child, please let us know.
We sell a “SASL Dictionary for Families of Young Deaf Children“ You can click on the title for a preview. It comprises an illustrated book covering many ordinary daily life events, and a DVD that matches the book, and shows each sign in a correct SASL sentence. The cost is R285 (including VAT) but excluding packaging and postage. With postage it comes to R335 within South Africa. If you order a copy, we issue a proforma invoice, and then you can pay by bank deposit or EFT. We mail it as soon as you have paid.
If you have any questions, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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