In collaboration with the Singapore Association for the Deaf, Yale-NUS offers courses for students to learn Singapore Sign Language on our campus. For specific questions about the courses, please contact the relevant faculty member or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For a list of courses taught this coming semester, please visit the module registration website. For a complete list of courses, please see below.
Level One aims to develop capabilities in non-verbal, visual-gestural communication as well as the study of gestures as a form of communication and visual language basics. The course is theme-based and includes activities to improve one’s understanding of expressive and receptive skills. The course focuses on training learners in basic functions such as greetings and self-introductions. It also emphasises the systematic study of the SgSL vocabulary and structure.
Pre-requisite(s): YLN1201 Beginning Singapore Sign Language
Level Two builds upon the non-verbal and visual-gestural communication strategies developed in Level 1. Students will develop and refine their signing skills and sign communication. This course focuses on training learners to communicate in a variety of contexts such as family settings, leisure activities, and occupations. The course also emphasises the systematic study of the SgSL vocabulary and sentence structure.
For course-specific textbooks, read the course description above. For a complete list of course textbooks, please visit the textbook website.
By end of the Intermediate Level, students will have:
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