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Languages other than English

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AUSLAN Australian Sign Language illustration 

Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

2019 is a very exciting year as 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 Sign Language.

Throughout the semester, 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 their signing.

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) 4637122 or email lmeik1@eq.edu.au.

Lisa Meiklejohn - Head of Special Education Services (HOSES)/TOD

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Last reviewed 15 August 2019
Last updated 15 August 2019