Education and Training

About Auslan Classes
About Auslan Classes

Auslan, or Australian Sign Language, is the language used by Australia's Deaf Community. WA Deaf Society runs Basic and Intermediate Auslan Courses year round, offering the opportunity to learn about Deaf Culture, along with an introduction to this beautiful language.

Classes are typically held at the WA Deaf Society, 46/5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth, however, may occasionaly be held off-site.

We also offer private courses for groups or individuals. Please contact us for more information about custom courses.

To view a full list of upcoming classes, and to book, please click here.

Our Basic Auslan Course covers the following:

  • Deafness Awareness Training & Deaf Culture
  • Fingerspelling
  • Numbers & Counting
  • Dates & Times
  • Greetings, introductions and exchanging personal information
  • Question words - who, what, when, where, why, how
  • Colours
  • Food & drink
  • Talking about your surroundings, where you live and your family
  • Transport
  • Recreational activities
  • Other vocabulary and conversation skills

Our Intermediate Auslan Course covers:

  • Sentence structure
  • Pronouns & adjectives 
  • Quantifiers (all, most, many etc)
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Describing others
  • Attributing qualities to others
  • Talking about family
  • Talking about routines
  • Workplaces & occupations
  • Rooms and objects to do with the home & everyday living
  • Making complaints, suggestions and requests
  • Other vocabulary and conversation skills

At the end of each course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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