Take this Week's Sign Language Challenge.

Help raise awareness and

develop your skills!

This month, we're inviting you to join us in some NZSL Challenges.

This one is about the sports you play!

What sport do you play?

Watch this video for an official example to follow from the NZSL Dictionary.

*A literal translation in NZSL would be:

Me play netball good fun.

What sport do you play?

Select your sport from the signs below or go to www.nzsl.nz/ to find more signs.

Check out Team NFDHH and friends giving the challenge a go! 

For some of us, it's our first time signing! Awesome work!

1) Film yourself signing about your pet.

2) Post it to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag: #NZSLChallenge

 

Don't forget to tag us or email your video to: hannah.davey@nfd.org.nz

Sports cricket.jpg

Cricket

Sports gymanstics.jpg

Gymnastics

Sports Hockey.jpg

Hockey

Sports Rugby.jpg

Rubgy

Sports surfing.jpg

Surfing

Sports tennis.jpg

Tennis

NZSL Challenge #3: Where do you live?

This challenge is about the place you call home!

Where do you live?

Learn how to sign this by watching the example video.

*A literal translation in NZSL would be:

Good morning. Me live Auckland. You live where?

Check out Team NFDHH and friends giving the challenge a go! 

Where do you live?

Select your location from the signs below or go to www.nzsl.nz/ to find more signs.

NZ Map - Auckland-01-01.jpg

Auckland

New Plymouth-01.jpg

New Plymouth

Welington-01.jpg

Wellington

Nelson-01.jpg

Nelson

Christchurch-01.jpg

Christchurch

Dunedin-01.jpg

Dunedin

NZSL Challenge #2: What kind of pet do you have at home?

This challenge is all about your furry friends!

What kind of pet do you have at home?

Watch this video for an official example to follow from the NZSL Dictionary.

*A literal translation in NZSL would be:

Me have rabbit pet home.

Check out Team NFDHH and friends giving the challenge a go! 

For some of us, it's our first time signing! Awesome work!

1) Film yourself signing about your pet.

2) Post it to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag: #NZSLChallenge

 

Don't forget to tag us or email your video to: hannah.davey@nfd.org.nz

What kind of pet do you have at home?

Select your pet from the signs below or go to www.nzsl.nz/ to find more signs.

CAT pexels-tatiana-аzatskaya-3616232.jpg

Cat

DOG pexels-pixabay-160846.jpg

Dog

BIRD pexels-ashithosh-u-1406506.jpg

Bird

RABBIT  pexels-sami-abdullah-9330898.jpg

Rabbit

GUNIEA PIG pexels-pixabay-50572.jpg

Guinea Pig

FISH pexels-mascha-hesselink-7974251.jpg

Fish

NZSL Challenge #1: What's your favorite food?

This challenge is all about food!

What's your most favourite food to eat?

 

1) Film yourself signing about your favourite food.

2) Post it to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag: #NZSLChallenge

 

Don't forget to tag us! You can also email your video to: hannah.davey@nfd.org.nz

Watch the official example from the NZSL Dictionary above, then watch some of us giving the challenge a go below! 

*A literal translation in NZSL would be: Ice-cream, it my favourite. It me love.

What's your favourite food?

Choose your favourite food from the signs below or go to www.nzsl.nz/ to find more signs.

Image by Sahand Babali

Watermelon

Image by Gil Ndjouwou

Avocado

Yogurt

Yoghurt

Image by Kyaw Tun

Chocolate

Image by ian dooley

Ice-Cream

Image by Chad Montano

Pizza

Image by Emiliano Vittoriosi

Chips

Image by Chad Montano

Steak

Image by Henry Be

Cake

Start learning NZSL today!

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) s one of New Zealand's three official languages through the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006.

NZSL is a beautiful and expressive language that is used by the Deaf community. But anyone can learn!

As more New Zealanders learn to sign, the more accessible and inclusive our society will become.

Check out more NZSL resources.