(8-10 sessions, including performance & assessment; 18-20 hours in total)
COST: WEEKDAY/ZOOM S$100.00 per pax, WEEKEND S$120.00 per pax

Visual-Gestural Communication Workshop

The Visual-Gestural Communication WORKSHOP is designed for beginners and refreshers to provide a throughout foundation for using Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) as a second language with your d/Deaf children, colleagues, neighbours, friends and family members. Physical activities are part of this workshop to build communication and storytelling skills, including Visual-Gestural Communication* and the use of classifiers. Fifteen-minute fingerspelling drills are included in every session.

What is Visual-Gestural Communication* (VGC)?

Visual Gestural Communication  is a non-verbal mode of communication where people use gestures, not voice to understand one another. This helps participants to learn to experience the world of silence, and to improve their non-verbal communication skills, including body language.
Through various VGC applications, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to describe various shapes and sizes of objects.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to describe surroundings and appearance of objects.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to use the facial expressions to describe varying degrees of emotions.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to use shifting perspectives to identify various viewing angles.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to infuse gestures in signs.

  6. Demonstrate the ability to maintain a dialogue between two or more people using gestures.

  7. Demonstrate the ability to present a story through gestures.

  8. Demonstrate and develop the ability to retell situations in gestures.​

*Adapted from​ Visual-Gestural Communication - a Workbook in Nonverbal Expression and Reception (by Willy Conley)

There is no graded exams in this level. Certificates are not provided. Not suitable for a one-to-one (or private) tuition or small group session.

Pre-requisite: Had completed our Deaf Introductory Workshop (on a case-by-case basis for refreshers).
Minimum number of students for commencement: 8



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