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Basic Communication Courses

Singapore does not have its own official sign language. Nonetheless, since the 1950s, we DO have our own unique Sign Language, which makes our community unique as Deaf Singaporeans.

Our Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) is derived from old Shanghainese Sign Language, American Sign Language and signs of Signing Exact Language II. Also, our localized signs are developed over time to align along with our Deaf Culture These unique signs are designed for many words unique to Singapore, like Clementi, Marina Bay Sands, and the Esplanade!

You can find out more about our SgSL from the comprehensive WIKIPEDIA.

   

Our courses are taught in different signing systems or sign languages based in Singapore. They are provided to enrich knowledge and skills in sign language, as well as to develop an understanding on deafness and its culture & language. From the Basic Levels to the Interpreting Level, they create interactive experiences for participants in an interesting manner.

Please check our courses below!


BASIC COMMUNICATION LEVEL 1 COURSE
(COURSE DURATION: 10 lessons; 20-24 hours in total)

The BASIC COMMUNICATION LEVEL 1 COURSE introduces the basics of Sign Language (SL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of SL. It introduces basic conversational skills in SL. It also expands the emphasis on using finger-spelled and abbreviated words, as well as lexicalized signs.


COST
 Junior/Senior Member: SGD $70.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Ordinary Member: SGD $80.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Associate Member: SGD $90.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Non-Member: SGD $100.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Fast-Track: SGD $50.00 (FOR 1 HOUR PER PAX)


Pre-requisite: Had completed our Deaf Introductory Workshop.
Minimum number of students for commencement: 8


BASIC COMMUNICATION LEVEL 2 COURSE
(COURSE DURATION: 10 lessons; 20-24 hours in total)

The BASIC COMMUNICATION LEVEL 2 COURSE is designed to continue the development of SL skills with its primary focus on the use of basic SL sentence types. Pronominalization, classifiers, spatial referencing, pluralization, and temporal and distributional aspects are introduced.

Students will learn routine communicative functions of the language: asking, providing clarification, giving and asking for directions. 

It builds on skills learned in SL, adding more complex grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. It includes description of general surroundings, appropriate sequencing, temporal aspects and conditionals. Information about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture is included.


COST
 Junior/Senior Member: SGD $80.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Ordinary Member: SGD $90.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Associate Member: SGD $100.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Non-Member: SGD $110.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Fast-Track: SGD $70.00 (FOR 1 HOUR PER PAX)


Pre-requisite: Had completed our Basic Communication Level 1 Course.
Minimum number of students for commencement: 8


BASIC COMMUNICATION LEVEL 3 COURSE
(COURSE DURATION: 10 lessons; 20-24 hours in total)

The BASIC COMMUNICATION LEVEL 3 COURSE expands on the development of SL vocabulary and grammar, including the use of character-role shifts. Students describe settings, and explain or discuss everyday objects and their use, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community.

It builds on the cultural competence and language skills developed in SL with increased focus on developing comprehension and production with storytelling skills.


COST
 Junior/Senior Member: SGD $90.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Ordinary Member: SGD $100.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Associate Member: SGD $110.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Non-Member: SGD $120.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Fast-Track: SGD $90.00 (FOR 1 HOUR PER PAX)


Pre-requisite: Had completed our Basic Communication Level 2 Course.
Minimum number of students for commencement: 8

INTERPRETING COURSE - UPCOMING IN 2017!
(COURSE DURATION: 12 lessons; 24-36 hours in total)

The INTERPRETING Course is designed to develop interpreting skills necessary for interpretation between individuals who are hearing and individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing, in the community.


COST
 Senior Member: SGD $180.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Ordinary Member: SGD $200.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Associate Member: SGD $240.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
 Non-Member: SGD $320.00 (COURSE PER PAX)
*Not applicable or recommended to Junior Member & Fast-Track.


Pre-requisite: Had completed our Basic Communication Level 3 Course.
Minimum number of students for commencement: 10

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