LEARN Auslan (Australian Sign Language) right here in Shepparton. Shepparton local, Naomi Frost, has been teaching Auslan for 18 months and loves her job. During this time, Naomi has taught in environments ranging from baby signing classes to Auslan as a LOTE subject in schools.
Naomi enjoys seeing her students become excited about learning as their ability to communicate with each other grows. Auslan is unique to Australia – it has its own grammatical structure and syntax and has organic differences state-to-state – just like spoken languages.
Naomi said, “Auslan is a beautiful language. Learning Auslan will not only mean you’re able to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people, but being involved with the deaf community will allow you to see a whole new world and view life from a different perspective.”
Weekly classes run over a six week period, from 6pm to 8pm. Auslan Level One begins on Thursday, August 2 and Auslan Level Two begins Tuesday, July 31. To enrol or find out more about Vicdeaf’s Auslan classes in the Shepparton area, call 9473 1111 or visit www.vicdeaf.com.au/auslan