SASL South African Sign Language


This course comprises of 6 modules and spans across a one week period. The course is graded at NQF level 4 and is aimed at individuals who would like to learn South African Sign Language.

This course can be tailor made to clients needs over a shorter or longer period up to a maximum of 5 weeks.

Best practise is the 5 day course (Mon-Fri), with a follow up/visIt to your workplace 2 weeks thereafter, to get feedback from your Deaf staff.


This course will provide the learner with the following outcomes:

  • Introduce yourself and others using SASL.
  • Provide information about yourself and ask information of others using SASL.
  • Hold a short conversation with a Deaf person on a familiar topic.
  • Hold a conversation with a group of signers, using SASL.

Learn how to introduce yourself and others using South African Sign Language.

Course Title:

SASL South African Sign Language

Number of Modules:

6 at ETDP Accreditation

Course Duration:

5 Days

NQF Certification:

NQF Level 4 at six credits

SAQA Grading:

Unit Standard ID 115074


Click on the numbers below to view the details of each module.

Module 1

SASL South African Sign Language Enhancements (Part 1)

  • What is SASL?
  • Historical background
  • Cross-cultural communication

Module 2

SASL South African Sign Language Enhancements (Part 2)

  • How does SASL structure work?
  • The five Parameters
  • Classifiers
  • Sentence Types
  • Statement
  • Yes/No Question
  • Why Question

Module 3

Guide to Communicate with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People

  • What are their views on how the hearing people should communicate with the Deaf and Hard- of Hearing?
  • Communicating in Group discussion
  • Role play

The items addressed below should be of vital importance in helping you to establish basic communication parameters in a variety of areas such as:

  • One-on-one situations
  • In a group situation
  • Through an interpreter
  • At an interview
  • At work
  • In writing

Module 4

Introducing yourself and others using SASL

  • How would one greet in various situations?
  • How would one introduce oneself in various situations?
  • Sign Name?
  • Finger-spelling
  • Facial Expression (NMF’s)

Module 5

Provide information about yourself and ask information of others using SASL.

  • Type of Conversations
  • One – to – One Conversation
  • Group Conversation

Conversation based on:

  • Family
  • Where you live?
  • Giving Direction
  • Time Signs
  • Calendars
  • Type of Occupation
  • Work related Terminology
  • Work Scenario

Module 6

Having conversations

  • Explaining of Assessment
  • Written Assessment
  • Conversation Assessment
  • Evaluation

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