New 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 courses or a major from any other area of study, including, but not limited to, education, health promotion, Maori development or event management.
Professionals working with Deaf clients, colleagues, students, as well as any customer-facing profession. For example:
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