About the courseNew Zealand Sign Language is an official language of New Zealand, and an understanding of sign language and Deaf culture is useful for many careers.The New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies major covers communication strategies in NZSL and the cultural knowledge to work with Deaf clients and colleagues. Sign language skills are in demand in all areas of New Zealand society, including education, health, legal and social service settings, as well as any customer-facing area of work. Tailor this sign language course to your interests, and combine it with papers or a major from any other area of study, including, but not limited to, education, health promotion, Māori development or event management. The first year focuses on the development of receptive and expressive fluency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), and the study of the Deaf community and culture. In the second and third years, you can either continue with further language acquisition, learn about the interpreting profession, or choose papers related to intercultural competence. All students in the Bachelor of Arts complete core papers that cover effective communication, critical thinking and other transferable skills youll need for your future career.
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AboutAuckland University of Technology (AUT) is spread across three campuses in Auckland, New Zealand, and offers over 250 courses in subjects ranging from art and design to languages. It prides itself on being the number one millennial university and is ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 years old. Auckland itself, meanwhile, was ranked 28th in the QS Best Student Cities ranking, receiving a high score in factors such as quality of living and having a large student community.
AUT is proudly and uniquely Kiwi with a firmly global perspective. Students share this outlook and ambition, whether they choose to go on to live in New Zealand or the 80 different countries its alumni now call home. With a dynamic and diverse staff and student population, comprehensive student support services, and world-class facilities and resources, AUT is committed to enabling students to achieve their aspirations.
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