Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
Wilsonton State School offers Auslan as our LOTE (Languages
other than English) subject for our year 5 and 6 students. Auslan is the
language of the Deaf community in Australia and is an acronym for Australian
Throughout the year, students will be introduced to Auslan,
learn about its history and culture and begin to develop skills in basic
signing. They will learn about the parameters of a sign—including hand shape,
orientation, location and movement; and non-manual features.
Signing will include the alphabet, numbers, colours, simple
greetings, conversational words and school words. Students will have the
opportunity to converse with members of the deaf community to learn and improve
Students will also learn the Australian National Anthem.
I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to teach
our students this wonderful language.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me by
phone on (07) 46371222 or email email@example.com.
Lisa Meiklejohn - Head of Special Education Services (HOSES)/TOD