South African Sign Language Short Learning Programmes

 

Basic South African Sign Language Short Learning Programme (SASL SLP)


Click here for the SASL SLP registration form
The purpose of the SLP is to teach basic SASL skills to participants to enable them to have a basic conversation with a Deaf person. The SLP secondly aims to create understanding about Deafness and SASL amongst hearing people.
Who can enrol for this course?
  • Anyone who wants to learn SASL. You can be a teacher, public servant, medical professional, a parent or caregiver of a deaf child, or anyone interested in learning the language. A prerequisite is that you must be in possession of a senior certificate.
  • You must have access to a computer to download material as well as to participate in an online class once a week.
The SLP can be offered in the following ways:
  1.  Bloemfontein Campus in the SASL Laboratory
  2. Bloemfontein, venue provided by client
  3. Other cities, venue provided by client
  4. Online teaching
For any enquiries, please contact Carla Joubert:
BesterC2@ufs.ac.za
+27 51 401 2476

South African Sign Language Workshops


The Department of South African Sign Language and Deaf Studies invites you to join:

Basic South African Sign Language Workshop


This interactive workshop will be presented via Microsoft Teams.

Basic South African Sign Language Workshop - Part 1

This course will enable you to:

  • Eliminate myths and assumptions you may have about SASL and Deaf people.
  • Master the skill of fingerspelling.
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Use  numbers.
  • Understand how to construct a sentence in SASL.
Basic South African Sign Language Workshop - Part 2

The second part of the workshop builds on the skills acquired in Workshop 1.

This workshop includes the following:

  • Understand the causes and different categories of deafness.
  • Learn new signs that you can use in the workplace, with family and other settings.

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Remote Sign Language Interpreting Workshop


Date: 8-9 February 2021 
Time: 09:00-13:00


During the Covid-19 pandemic, remote  Sign Language Interpreting became the new normal.  As SASLI’s we have been forced to use technology which means no face-to-face contact with our clients.  We are more exposedtocriticism; we have less support from cointerpreters; and our role now seems to include being a IT specialist; etc. This workshop aims to equip to deal with the challenges of remote interpreting as as a Sign Language Interpreter.

The costs of  this workshop is R500 per person. A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

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To submit your registration, please email BesterC2@ufs.ac.za


Online workshop for intermediate, senior and FET phase SASL HL teachers


How to formulate different levels of questions for SASL HL using Bloom’s and Barret’s Taxonomies 

Dates: 14 and 15 April 2021, 15:00-18:00
Venue: Microsoft Teams

Topics addressed in the workshop:

  • A review  on CAPS  regarding  tests and exam questions.
  • Differentiating  between lower- and higher-level questions.
  • The use of Bloom’s and Barret’s Taxonomies as guidelines.
  • Setting questions for comprehension tests (you will be given a signed text and you will be required  to set questions in groups which include different levels of questions).
  • Setting of language questions.
  • Preparing learners to answer different levels of questions.

The costs of  this workshop is R500 per person. A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

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To submit your registration, please email BesterC2@ufs.ac.za

Parents with Deaf Children Workshop

Topic: The Deaf Child and his/her development

15 May 2021 14:00-16:00
R250 pp
  • Parents with Deaf children will discuss the challenges they experience as a family as well as the communication and educational options they chose.
  • Deaf people using Sign Language, speech and that attended either mainstream school or schools for the Deaf, will share their journeys.
  • This will help with the establishment of a support.
  • Network for parents with Deaf Children.

29 May 2021 14:00-16:00
R250 pp

  • Deon Ceronio, audiologist will talk about hearing loss and different options for communication.
  • Jani Visser, speech therapist from the Carel du Toit Centre will talk about speech as an option for the Deaf child.
  • Jackie Oosthuizen, teacher and child of Deaf adults, will talk about Sign Language as an option for communication.
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Click here for the programme

To submit your registration, please email BesterC2@ufs.ac.za
For any queries please contact Carla Joubert:
BesterC2@ufs.ac.za
+27 51 401 2476

FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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