Description

There are around 10,000 Australians whose hearing loss is so profound that they communicate with their hands. In this 1.5-hour workshop, you’ll pick up elementary skills for communicating with these people in your community. Learn to fingerspell, develop a vocabulary of basic conversational signs, and construct a sentence using simple Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

The workshop will also cover Deaf Gain, the idea that instead of “normalcy”, we should promote biocultural diversity. What might usually be viewed as a biological loss can be interpreted as individual and social gain, and a safeguard against monocultural vulnerability. “Deaf gain” replaces the term “hearing loss” to highlight the many ways deaf people and society in general have benefited from deaf people and signed languages.

Learn to conduct a symphony of conversation without opening your mouth.

What you’ll get:

  • A crash course in communicating with deaf and hard-of-hearing people

  • A basic understanding of Auslan

  • The skills to continue learning at home

What to bring:

  • Just yourself and your chatty hands

Teacher:

Ramas Rentelis is profoundly deaf. He uses a number of sign languages to communicate and holds a Masters of Science (Deafhood). At the moment Ramas works at DeadConnectED at Melbourne Polytechnic, and teaches Auslan at La Trobe University. He is mad passionate about sports and theatre and is entrenched in the deaf community in each. Ramas provides visual consultancy through his platform Hands to Communicate, and can be found online at www.handstocommunicate.com/

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What you will learn
  • Learn basic skills for communicating with deaf people in the community
  • Learn how to fingerspell, develop a vocabulary of basic conversational signs, learn how to structure a sentence and more
  • Learn basic Auslan (Australian Sign Language),gesture and mime.
What you will get
  • Handouts (References) for: Auslan fingerspelling (alphabet), basic Auslan signs, information regarding Deaf Culture.

What to bring
  • Your hands and an open mind

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Work-Shop

Vendor since 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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lauren

15 July 2016 • Intro To Sign Language

The class was great. The teacher was clear and funny. I learnt a lot and would definitely come again..

Tash

12 July 2016 • Intro To Sign Language

The workshop was brilliant! It has inspired me to learn more Auslan. I would love more workshops

Lucy

10 July 2016 • Intro To Sign Language

This class was brilliant. Very interactive and Ramas was a great presenter. I have already shared some of my new found wisdom of Auslan to my friends and colleagues. It was challenging and fun and certainly informative. Great job Ramas, thank you again.