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New NZSL achievement standards in development

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By 2017, standards in NZSL for NCEA levels 1 to 3 will be available to all secondary schools. The achievement standards will align with The New Zealand Curriculum and further enable students to gain the NCEA credits needed to study NZSL at university or develop a career using sign language.

NZSL teaching resource – Thumbs Up!

Check out an  online NZSL teaching and learning resource called Thumbs Up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language.

Ready to Read e-books

The Ministry has launched six new e-books from the Ready to Read series. All e-books can be followed or read in English (text), audio and NZSL. The e-books are available for free from iTunes (for Apple devices) or GooglePlay (for Android devices. Search using the phrase ‘Ministry of Education New Zealand’. More e-books from the Ready to Read series will be available over time.



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