New Zealand Sign Language Week 2021

Join our NZSL Challenge!

This NZSL week (10th - 16th May) we're inviting you to join our challenge and introduce yourself in NZSL.

It's fun! It's easy! And it's a great way to showcase New Zealand Sign Langauge and encourage others to learn.

So why not give it a go?

Learn more about NZSL week

Sign your name in NZSL

To take part in our NZSL week challenge all you need to do is introduce yourself in NZSL. Simply sign "Hello, my name is" and then fingerspelling your name.


Make a quick video of you introducing yourself in NZSL and post it on your social channels during NZSL week (10th -16th May). 


Please use the hashtags #NZSLweek #NZSLChallenge

Below are two easy to follow videos that show you how to introduce yourself in NZSL and Fingerspell.

Start learning NZSL today.

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is 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.

Learn NZSL Portal

Access this amazing free learning portal on NZSL. Learn more. 

The NZSL dictionary

With 4500+ multimedia dictionary entries. Learn more. 

Sign Ninja

Discover NZSL by playing a fun online game. Learn more.

Deaf Wellbeing Society

Find recipes, crafts and support all in NZSL. Learn more. 

Find an NZSL interpreter

Seeking an interpreter? SLIANZ can help.  Learn more. 

Awareness Workshop

Book an Awareness Workshop for your workplace. Learn more.

Find out more about how we help.